Vacay BraidsTuesday, March 30, 2021
Braids are the perfect style for a packed itinerary!
Just ask Jamaican-born, New York-based fashion blogger Opal Stewart, who recently jetted to Puerto Rico with her fiancť for a fun getaway. As the sun beckoned, Stewart couldn't resist trying her hand at a blonde braided style she had previously seen on a popular television personality. “I've had this photo of @evamarcille on my Pinterest Inspo board forever and I decided to go with these long blonde micro-braids. I spent the weekend putting them in with the help of my sister and I think they came out pretty dope!” Stewart shared on Instagram.
Dope, indeed. So much so that it inspired Tuesday Style Dryer (TSD) to take a closer look at the blonde braids trend. Whether your colour transition is the honey blonde, bleached-blonde or darker variation that leans more towards brunette, these light-tones braids are a great way to lift your look and spirit this holiday weekend!
Still not convinced blondes have more fun. See a breakdown of how to achieve the style from Opal Stewart, and some of our fave celebs owning the bold 'do.
Products are a must so we share a few that will come in handy.
TSD: How many packs of braids did you use?
Opal Stewart (OS): I used four packs of X-pression braiding hair in colors 27 & 30 (2 packs each). The braiding hair is 82-inches long and I used the full length without cutting.
TSD: How long did it take?
OS: About 10 hours with a few breaks in-between.
TSD: Share some of your best hair-care tips while wearing a braided style.
OS: I always make sure that I take care of my scalp/roots while my hair is in braids. Some products I use are:
- Kuza Indian hemp hair and scalp treatment
- Camille Rose Honey Hydrate leave-in treatment
- Aveda nitriplenish leave in conditioner spray or It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in product
Pro tip: Plait braids in pigtails each night and cover with a silk scarf to keep neat and fresh.
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