'The Braid Up': How to Create These Stunning "6 Into 2 Stitch Braids"

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You guys better listen up, because this "6 Into 2 Stitch Braids" style is something serious y'all. Basic protective styles are fine and all, but here at The Braid Up we're all about a look that really stuns...and that's exactly what hairstylist Claudia-Ann Arthur created on today's episode. The feed-in method that these braids incorporate adds such a fun and edgy vibe. Also, can we take a moment to love on the pop of color here? Ombré styles give me life. Major snaps Ms. Arthur. 👏👏👏

Ready to add this style to your rotation? Here are some tips to make it look 10/10.

1. Opt for a sulfate-free shampoo. Sulfates are harsh surfactants that can strip away your hair's natural oils and leave it feeling all dry and brittle. Before you wash, double check your shampoo's ingredient list and make sure it doesn't contain sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate. If it *does* contain sulfates, add one of the below options to your cart and use it instead.

2. Protect your edges. There's nothing better than flawlessly laying down your baby hairs. But remember: These hairs are delicate, so make sure you always rinse out your edge control product at the end of the day to avoid build up and breakage.

3. Amp up the shine. No one wants dull, lifeless braids. The easiest way to give them a quickie refresh? Reviving your look with a bit of shine-boosting oil sheen.

4. Protect your style while you sleep. There's no better/easier way to ensure your braids lasts than by wrapping them with a silk wrap or bonnet every night before bed.

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Hair: In collaboration with Stasha Harris of Magic Fingers Studio
Makeup: Ashley Johnson
Videographer: Rob Mroczko
Production Assistant: Jay Aguirre
Director of Digital Series: Tara O’Connell

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