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Winter styling for long hair: braid to avoid tangles

/ 01.16.2015
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Scarves, high collars and cold winds all make winter the perfect time for your hair to tangle more easily than usual, whether you have a long or medium-length haircut. While there are many ways to keep knots to a minimum, braiding is the definitely one of the best ways to protect your mane.

How braiding helps

Wearing your hair in a braid keeps your strands in one place, so your clothes and the winter weather can't rough them up the wrong way to create a tangled, matted mess.

Tighter braids and braided updos are the most efficient as looser styles do leave some room for the slack hair to get mussed when you're not looking.

Styling tips

Smooth and sleek

Apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray to dry hair and flat iron. When you're done, brush your hair through and mist with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray to tame flyaways and add shine before braiding.

Tousled chic

Mist your hair with Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray, then blow-dry it in twisted sections. This will create loose waves that will give any braid an effortless, bohemian look.

Long-lasting hold

Complete your chosen braided style with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Weather Control Hairspray for long-lasting, brushable hold. It won't weigh down your hair and it'll help to prevent frizz and flyaways while you're out and about.

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