DO up­grade your braid

Tired of that same box braid you’ve been rock­ing since grade three? Then it’s time to switch it up!

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Join the faux-lock move­ment

Faux locks are a great way to edge up your look while main­tain­ing all the ad­van­tages braids of­fer, such as con­ve­nience and hair pro­tec­tion. This quirky style is a favourite among celebs like Zen­daya, Rihanna, Mea­gan Good and Jhené Aiko. Tie a head­scarf around your hair when you go to bed to pro­tect the locks from dam­age and use a braid spray reg­u­larly for up­keep. Try Dark

and Lovely Braid Spray (R39.95). Feel­ing dar­ing? Try a bold colour like strik­ing red or platinum blonde.

Bead it up

Dar­ling South Africa’s se­nior hair­styl­ist Thomas Tshe­ola ex­plains what you’ll need to get the look. “Gather your tools: a cro­chet nee­dle, thread, shells, wooden beads and me­tal­lic rings. Be cre­ative with the pat­tern­ing to achieve some­thing that’s unique to your in­di­vid­ual style.” He adds that me­tal­lic rings are use­ful as they help pre­vent the other beads from slid­ing off the braids. “Cro­chet the bead­ing into your braids from the front of your head and work your way to the back. Se­cure the end of each one with a me­tal­lic ring. Then trim the ends into a blunt cut.”

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