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Braids are getting big. I love this trend and it is perfect for those of us that are going into cooler weather and are throwing on our oversized cable knit jumpers. A good cable knit is incredible for keeping you warm but because of how chunky it is sometimes it feels like it dominates an outfit.
This extra large braid look is great for mirroring some of the styles of your cable knit. Tying the look together and making your hair look fabulous. Keep reading this step-by-step tutorial to get your awesome extra large hairstyle. Don’t forget to #wearcliphair to show off your style.
Step 1: prepare your hair
This style works best on clean and dry locks so either wash your hair the night before and let your hair air dry or blow dry your hair. Divide your hair behind the lower part of your ears and put the top part of the way for now. Add a row of extensions if you don’t already have them in and brush to blend. Add some heat protecting serum and crimp your hair in this row. Allow this to cool and set then repeat this process for rest of your hair, row by row.
Step 2: Divide and conquer
Separate the strands near your hairline that you want to frame your face then create a rectangle shape (about 2 inches wide) from your hairline to your crown. You can tie the rest of your hair into a ponytail and out of the way.
This is going to french braid your rectangle but not in the way you normally do. You are going to start the french braid your hair starting at the back. Make sure you are pulling each of your three sections tight as you work your way forward so they shape stays intact.
Step 3: braid over braid
Continue your French braid until you reach the front of your head and continue a few rows in front of your head. Flip your braid upwards. You are going to create a braid on top of a braid. Before you form your braid, add some hair from either side of your rectangle to help secure your braid and make it look bigger and wider. Instead of continuing with a french braid you are now going to form a dutch braid. Continue to add sections of hair from the sides as you work your way back so your braid gets wider. I would suggest tugging the central section of your braid after creating every three rows to make it look the nicest. Make sure you have incorporated all of the hair when you reach the nape of your neck. Tie your hair off with a clear hair tie and pinch each of the sections.
Wrap a few strands of hair around your hair tie to conceal it and pin it at the back to secure. To finish your look add some hairspray and you are finished.