lived-in french braid

The secret to all that body? Ample Angora volumizing mousse on dry hair. What makes ample angora such a unique mousse? Even when applied to dry hair, it won’t add that unwanted crunch. (Just make sure to blow dry the product in.) Add a lived-in French braid and, if you’re feeling adventurous (and don’t hit the snooze button!), crimp away.

Watch the video above or follow our step-by-steps to pull off a lived-in French braid with ultimate body and zero crunch.

step-by-step

Step 1: Apply a plum-size amount of ample angora to dry hair for body and heat protection.
Step 2: Power dry mousse into hair.
Step 3: Take a one-inch section of hair at the hairline. Starting from the scalp and working your way down to the ends, use a crimping iron to add texture. Crimp the entire head in one-inch sections.
Step 4: Separate a one-inch section of hair on the opposite side of the fuller part. Separate into three equal pieces and start to French braid inside out. (Instead of pulling each section of hair over the center section, pull under.)
Step 5: Apply sheer lacquer to the top knot for touchable hold.
Step 6: Finish with sheer lacquer throughout for a lived-in French braid that won’t budge.