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Moroccanoil Raven Faux Braid Hair How-To

Braids are on trend right now and they will continue to be as we head into warmer temperatures. Expect more creative takes on the styling technique and a departure from the traditional three-strand braided hairstyles. The perfect example of on-trend hairstyles this season, Moroccanoil's Raven Faux Braid is a textured take on a braided look, minus the braiding.

To get the look, follow these simple steps. (Be sure to check out what’s in our toolbox, too, to really nail the look.)

Hair How-To: The Raven Faux Braid

PREP: Cleanse and condition the hair. Apply Moroccanoil Treatment Light globally from mid-lengths through ends and rough-dry. Use a Marcel iron to create a beach-wave curl globally. Allow the hair to cool.

Moroccanoil Raven Faux Braid Step by Step

 

 

 

STEP 1: Create a horseshoe section, use 1” subsections, work from front to back and back-brush the hair with a teasing brush.

 

 

 

Moroccanoil Raven Faux Braid Step by Step

 

 

 

STEP 2: Gather all the hair within the horseshoe section, twist it at low crown and secure with a bobby pin.

 

 

 

Moroccanoil Raven Faux Braid Step by Step

 

 

 

STEP 3: Use a curved needle to loop elastic thread around the hair where it twists at the lower crown. Push the needle through the last loop and tie off.

 

 

 

Moroccanoil Raven Faux Braid Step by Step

 

 

STEP 4: Direct the hair on the left side back, twist three times in a clockwise direction, wrap around the existing ponytail and secure with a bobby pin.
Design Tip: Leave several loose strands of hair out along the front hairline.

 

 

 

Moroccanoil Raven Faux Braid Step by Step

 

 

 

STEP 5: Repeat procedure on right side, twisting the hair counterclockwise. Repeat procedure with the remaining hair on the left and right sides at the nape area.

 

 

 

Moroccanoil Raven Faux Braid Step by Step

 

 

 

STEP 6: Ruche the hair to expand the ponytail. Spray hairspray over the finished look for style retention.

 

 

 

What’s in Our Toolbox?

To recreate this faux braided look, use the following products:

  • Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Moroccanoil Treatment Light
  • Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray
  • Moroccanoil boar bristle teasing brush
  • Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong

See www.moroccanoil.com for products and purchases.

Photos: Moroccanoil; Hair: Moroccanoil Creative Design Team Member Martin Plascencia

 

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