The Perfect Hair To Workout With
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We're taking you behind the scenes at our Define.London shoot a month ago, to give you some ideas of how to wear your hair whilst you workout out. A hint. It's all about braids.
French Crown Braid
The term crown braid can describe any braid that circles the head, and they’re often referred to as halo braids. To get this particular style, begin a french braid near one ear, and continue braiding in a circular pattern until you’ve come all the way back around. Depending on how long your hair is, continue braiding hair to the ends or simply pin loose pieces into the middle of the crown braid to finish.
The Fishtail Braid
This look is created by separating your hair into two sections. The technique consists of taking one strand from underneath one of the sections, and passing it over to the other. You repeat this on both sides continuously to get the pattern demonstrated in the picture above. It helps to tie your hair off in a ponytail first so that you can practice with controlled sections of hair. Worn by celebs like Blake Lively and Lauren Conrad, this braid is meant to be “pancaked” out after created to take on a loose, deconstructed feel.
The Dutch Braid
The Dutch Braid is basically a French braid, but instead of passing the hair over each strand, you’re doing it underneath. This allows the braid to sit on top of the head, as opposed to weaving in towards the head in an inverted fashion. It can be used to create a headband braid, pigtails, and a single Dutch
Dual Texture Braid
Curl your hair first for added texture, so the braid has more grip — you can even coat it with some hairspray. Next, create a deep part on the right (this will allow more braid to show straight on), and then pull your hair over your left shoulder. Begin creating a regular French braid, pulling pieces from your hairline each time, and braid past your ear. Clip off the braid so it doesn't unravel. Then, from your right temple, French braid the rest of the hair, following the nape of your neck until it meets the first braid.
To finish off the look, combine the hair where the two braids meet and fishtail braid all the way to the ends.
Milkmaid braids are a cute way to wear your hair up, and easy for anyone who knows how to do a three strand braid. Braid a regular three strand braid on one side of the head, then wrap it around the top of the head and pin behind the other ear.
The French braid is the first braid you’ll probably try that continuously incorporates strands of hair into a three-strand braid. Each time you pass hair over the centre strand, you’re going to grab more hair and add it in. That’s why you get that patterned appearance where the hair looks like it’s been pulled from the sides.