Styling Tips For Your Go-To Braided Hairstyle

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Whether meticulously woven or loosely teased and tousled, braids offer never-ending styling possibilities no matter your hair color, length or texture. Eye-catching styles from Fishtail to French, cornrows, side braids, chunky, ponytail braids and more – can be easily achieved with doable at-home tips and the right styling products.  Check out Instagrammer @BriaPrice styles her natural hair in a vivacious braid out by unbraiding two large cornrows.

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Oyin Handmade – an all-natural, eco-friendly collection of hair and body products comprised of nourishing and organic ingredients – offers three styling dynamos that will help keep your braids looking great! Get started on your braids with these ideas:   

hair_dew_8oz Going for a glossy & neat side braid? Oyin Handmade Hair Dew is a creamy and conditioning, lightweight leave-in hair lotion with hydrating aloe vera and castor oil.  As with all Oyin Handmade products it is mineral/paraben/petroleum-free.  TIP: Prep damp hair with a few pumps of Oyin Handmade Hair Dew then comb through. Continue to add Hair Dew onto hands to smooth down hair while braiding to seal the ends.


shine_&_define_4oz If you want seriously sleek & sculptural braids, Oyin Handmade’s Shine and Define is a light and non-greasy, non-drying soft and creamy holding serum that contains herbal infusions, pure Aloe Vera, flax seed extract, nutritive sea vegetables, shea butter, honey and more. It does not contain alcohol and imparts softness and light hold to keep wisps and fly-aways at bay for a sleeker braid that stays put. TIP: Massage into wet or damp hair and squeeze dry for softness, frizz reduction, and definition of your hair’s beautiful texture.


Jamyla, the Oyin mixtress shows us how her natural hair holds up after 4 days of using the Oyin Shine & Define on her flat twists.



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Romantic, tousled braids look gorgeous on everyone. Oyin Handmade Boing! is a moisturizing holding cream that packs in the conditioning moisture with shea fruit butter and coconut oil to keep your hair supple. Oyin Handmade Boing! will help you achieve the slightly imperfect look you’re going for with this romantic, pretty style. TIP: To get a tousled, texture work a small to medium amount of Boing! to damp hair from root to tip before blow-drying and braiding.  Make braid tighter at first, then gently loosen with fingers.