NGL, a ponytail is one of my favorite looks. Why, you ask? Because it’s perfect for when you want to keep your hair out of your face or it’s a billion degrees outside and you just cannot have your hair covering your neck. But on this week’s The Braid Up, we’re not serving up just any regular old ponytail. We’re helping you level up the look. Meet the rubber-band stitch ponytail—the stitch braids and the curly ends make up a fire look that you’re going to want to add into your style rotation immediately. And thankfully, our braider extraordinaire, Stasha Harris, is here to show you exactly how to get said braid. Keep reading (and watching!) for all the tips and tricks you’ll need.
1. Add a boost of hydration to your hair. TBH, you can never do too much prep on your natural hair when it comes to braids. I mean, your hair is going to be braided up for a while, so you’ll want to condition and moisturize it first—that way, you have a healthy foundation. Try a deep conditioner since they’re packed with moisturizing ingredients to add strength, softness, and shine.
2. Part your hair into sections first. This is a good tip to give your braider (if he or she doesn’t already know to start with this step)—it basically helps them map out all the sections before braiding. It’ll also make sure that every section is even and the entire braiding process goes smoothly.
3. Get yourself some long hair extensions. Even if your hair is long already, you’re going to need them—trust. They add volume and length to your hair, giving you that perfect ass-grazing pony you’re going to be obsessed with.
4. Lay on the edge control. Frizz can easily derail your stitch braid look, so make sure your braider is using a non-flaky edge control to ensure your parts are sharp and sleek. After you’re done braiding, lay down your baby hairs and swirl them into a cute design.
Boom, you’re done! Get ready to swing your hair back and forth.
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