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Three French Braids – Step by Step Guide

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    Step 1: Prep Your Hair

    • Take horizontal sections and spray a minimum of 6-8" away with Redken Quick Tease 15 backcombing finishing spray to protect the hair from heat and for maximum iron results
    • Use the Sam Villa Textur® Texturizing Iron tapping the plates down the length to texturize the entire head of hair
    • After you have texturized the hair, brush through thoroughly with the Sam Villa Styling Brush to smooth the hair
    • Once this is completed you will be able to create amazing looks for a minimum of 4 days!

    HOT TIPS:

    • Purchase a quality shower cap - doing so will allow you the experience of a full shower and keeps your texture set intact
    • Use a dry shampoo such as Redken Powder Refresh 01 to deodorize your hair and remove excess oils
    • You can create amazing new looks every day with three times the volume and minimal styling time -- The Sam Villa Textur® Texturizing Iron is a must have if you are a hair fashionista (or even if you are hair-imparied)

    Step 2: Section Your Top & Sides

    • Separate your fringe area by placing your index fingers at the corner of your eyes pointing up - this will outline the best place for your fringe area to be sectioned
    • You will now create a triangle section from the front (fringe area) to the back of your head (crown)
    • To section, pick up your Sam Villa Detangling Comb and comb the hair off the face at the recession area, letting it naturally split between the top and side sections -- this approach will give you a straight part every time

    Step 3: French Braid Top Section

    • Begin your first French Braid in the top (center) section
    • Take a section of hair from the hairline and separate into three even sections
    • Place two strands in one hand and the third strand in your other hand
    • Create a few rows of a regular braid toward the back of your head by taking the strand on the right and crossing it over the center, then take a strand from the left and cross it back over the center
    • Now begin your French Braid: Before you cross a strand over to the opposite side, add a strand of hair from the loose pieces on the same side and include it when you cross over the center section
    • Repeat this process, adding a strand of hair to your outside strands before crossing the center section until you have braided down the entire length
    • Secure with an elastic

    Step 4: French Braid Side Sections

    • Repeat the French Braid that you did in the center section on each side of your head
    • Braid down the entire length and secure with an elastic

    Step 5: Braid Your Braids

    • Braid the three braids together and secure with an elastic
    • Tuck the ends to the back of your large braid and pin with some medium hairpins

    Step 6: Roll & Tuck

    • Roll the braid under and tuck your end in
    • Use large hairpins and secure through your braids

    HOT TIP:

    • When securing a shape with a hairpin begin by placing the pin thru the shape in the opposite direction, then secure it back toward the desired shape using a hook movement
    • This will allow for maximum tension and security

    Try this at home and share your results on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using #SamVillaHowTo.

    Production Team: Geneva Cowen, Tina Calzaretta, Mary Urban, Rafa Bertelli and Jeremy McDougle

    Photographer: Shalem Mathew