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Five Reasons Why Braids Are Awesome.

French, dutch, milkmaid, halo, waterfall, fishtails - not only do braid names sound nice but they look amazing. I've been braiding my hair a lot recently and love them for so many reasons, but the main ones are:

THEY WEAR WELL - Especially fishtail braids. There's just something about layers and strands that naturall fall out throuout the day that add a little boho edge to a look.


THEY LOOK LIKE YOU'VE MADE AN EFFORT - A simple side braid can transform a bad hair day, and a fishtail braid screams "this took me hours" but they take minutes (seconds if we're talking about a basic braid). HELLO TIME EFFICIENCY. Don't even get me started on milkmaid braids. Princess hair at it's finest.


THEY'RE EASY (MOSTLY - I'm still perfecting the waterfall braid) a few YouTube tutorials can completely change your outlook on braids. I wish I could refer you to my channel but I'm no master of hair tutorials. But there are some real goodies out there. FACT: I googled how to do a fishtail braid in 2010 - my first dip in to YouTube tutorials. I had the fishtail down in 10 minutes and then taught all the girls at work how to do it.


THEY TRANSITION WELL. From different hair types to different occasions. Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. They're a particular favourite of mine for working out too. My favourite transitional braid is the Halo braid. A side braid that stretches from one side of your head, to the other (and can continue round the back of your head). Great for hot summer days and perfect for scarf wearers with long locks.


THE WAVY HAIR AFTERMATH - Even if it's just for five minutes, there's nothing better than unleashing a lions mane of crazy hair.


Braid lovers unite!

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50 comments

  1. Love your fishtail braids in those photos! I'm so lazy when it comes to my hair, so I very rarely braid it, but I want to do it more. Still waiting for my hair to be long enough for milkmaid braids though!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  2. I really need to braid my hair more. My hair is quite long at the moment and I need to make the most of it before I think about getting it chopped! Lovely post x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  3. I love a good braid! I rocked the milkmaid braid all over Amsterdam. Chic and practical when lugging around a backpack!! Sophie xxx
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  4. Braids are just so darn pretty!

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  5. I really need to learn how to do the fishtail braid, one I've always wanted to do but haven't had the patience to master.

    Kristy | http://itsablondiiething.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I love fishtail braids, I can't wait until my hair is long enough again to go some epic braids! I need to perfect waterfall and thick braids for a crown effect too - thank lord for tutorials!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I've always wanted to wear braids, but whenever I do I always feel like they don't suit me. It might just be me not being used to it though. Maybe I'll dip back into the braid pool for Spring/Summer..

    Kim
    The Lens Affair

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  8. I cant wear braids my hair is too thin it looks ugly :( but you're gorgeous! <3

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  9. I love braids, but unfortunately my hair isn't really long enough for them at the moment!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  10. I love braids but I've always assumed the fishtail was really difficult and fiddly! I think I'm going to have to look it up on YouTube now - it looks lovely on you!
    Becki, xo | beautyandthebrunette.co.uk

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  11. I love braids because they're so easy and they look really good on you!
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  12. I've recently cut my hair to my shoulders and doing braids is what i miss most from having long hair!
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  13. Love braids so much ! You look super cute !

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  14. This post made my morning! I love milkmaid braids and fishtail braids myself. When I wen through the terrible phase of growing out my pixie cut french braiding the front of my hair and tucking things up saved my life!

    xx

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  15. I've just recently jumped onto the braid bandwagon and I love them so much!

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  16. Love braids! And love how you've styled it!

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    xx

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  17. Amazing fishtail braids! =D

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  18. That is true! Braids are super easy and they look they have had hours of work done into it. Fishtail too is my fav braid of all time!

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  19. I feel like braids never really suit me! I'd love the look of the fishtail braid though xx
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  20. Such gorgeous photos! I wish I could do a fishtail! At the moment I'm just getting to grips with french!

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  21. I love braids! Too bad I have short hair right now and can't braid it!
    Love
    Pili
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  22. I braid my hair a lot, and that's definitely the way to go. People have tried to teach me fishtail, and I just can't seem to get it. Maybe it's because my hair is so thick? lol.
    Happy Tuesday! Ps- you are lovely, ma' dear!
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  23. Loved this post and I love braids. They're perfect if you don't want to wear your hair up doing exercise too! x

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  24. these photos make me want to grow my hair out, you look so cute!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

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  25. Fishtail braids suit you so well! I really need to do this style more, but it always takes me ages and I can never be bothered!

    Bethan Likes

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  26. The only reason why I have long hair is because I can braid it x.

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  27. My hair is constantly plaited, you look stunning in the pictures!x

    Ooh La Luce | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

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  28. I'm complete rubbish with braids. I wish I was better at it!

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  29. You look so good in the pictures, braid-envy! x

    Abbie|Thoughtsandthunder

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  30. Such a lovely post! You look absolutely gorgeous :)

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  31. Your hair & make-up looks lovely! Totally perfected the eyeliner! x

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  32. I have really long hair so I love being able to experiment and braid it every now and then! Those braids suit you so much! xo

    Catherine | Pretty Little

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  33. I often wear braids just around the house due to lack of bravery. But think I need to wear them out...if only I looked like you with them!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  34. This is such a cute post! I love wearing my hair like this. I put my hair in a braid overnight because I love having waves in the morning with no effort at all :)
    - C
    Claudine Converses

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  35. I love this post suzie! I want to attempt more braid hairstyles in a more glamorous not I'm giving up on my hair by doing some knotty plat that eugh. Well I'm not so good at it but my friemds are so I'll try.

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  36. you look so gorgeous!

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  37. The only downside to having shorter hair than i used to is that it isn't long enough to do a side fishtail braid anymore !

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  38. I love this post! I absolutely agree nothing better than to let all the hair that has been in the braid out :)

    xx fawnchic

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  39. I tried to do some braids yesterday but they failed! Think I need to watch a tutorial or two!

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    xx

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  40. Ah I love this post, they definitely look like you've made effort on it x
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  41. You're so pretty! And I love the braids.

    xxLK
    http://ellekae.com

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  42. I've watched I don't know how many video tutorials on how to do a fishtail braid, but I just can't do it...
    Anyway, lately I started french braiding my hair before going to sleep (I do two braids, to be exact) and I love the result when I take them off in the morning!!

    Indiellie | Bloglovin'

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  43. Love the fishtail braids.... wish my hair was a little longer :D great post

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    xx

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  44. i can't pull off two braids, my hair is too thin or something so I just look like a dumb D:

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  45. This is so true!!! You are gorgeous and you can pull of braids so well! Xx

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  46. I've got a few more. They're timeless, practical, much healthier than the iron and curling tong and you've got infinite hairstyle possibilities.

    Loved this post. Go braids!

    Emily❭❭Writer of a peroxidefox

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