With These How-To’s, You Won’t Blow Bubble Braids!

DIY “BUBBLE BRAIDS

Featuring Joico Guest Artist, Mai Hernandez

Looking for a fun and flirty way to keep misbehaving hair out of your face? Then try these cool “Bubble” Braids from Joico Brand Educator, Mai Hernandez: Fashioned at the crown with tiny elastics, they’re deceptively simple to pull together; and have the added bonus of making you look like a hair genius.

YOUR TOOLKIT

A teasing comb with a pointy end to part and section hair

A handful of small, clear elastic bands

A clip to secure hair as you work

Joico body shake bottle

MAI'S STEP-BY-STEP

STEP 1

Part hair into 4 quadrants, securing the back two into low buns or ponytails to keep them out of the way while you work on the front of your hair.

STEP 2

Part hair into 4 quadrants, securing the back two into low buns or ponytails to keep them out of the way while you work on the front of your hair. Starting with the first quadrant on one side, take the very front piece of your hair/bangs and secure with an elastic; then clip to your head/scalp.

STEP 3

Moving towards the back, use an elastic to secure another piece the exact same size directly behind the first, pulling tightly on the elastic to ensure the hair is secure to the head.

STEP 4

Return to the first piece and split the hair in half; now pull that second piece of hair forward, laying it directly over the split section. Secure with a clip.

STEP 5

Continue binding little sections of hair, splitting them, and bringing pieces of the bundle behind them over the top of each…

STEP 6

Repeat all the way through, until you have secured all the hair within this quadrant.

STEP 7

Move to the other side of the head and repeat the pattern.

STEP 8

Pull gently on the hair between each mini pony to help loosen the style and create a bubble effect.

STEP 9

Take down the hair you pulled back to keep out of the way, and apply Body Shake Texturizing Finisher for instant plush fullness.

 

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Why Body Shake?
One hit of the button and the power of Body Shake becomes “abundantly” clear — delivering a bouncy fullness, pollution protection, instant lift and volume in seconds. Formulated with a high-performance combination of Rice Starch and unique Copolymers, you get malleable fullness that’s super natural-looking without a powdery residue or stickiness. The ideal foundation for any hairstyle that needs a boost, this quick-drying, last-all-day formula safeguards hair against everything from heat styling to the ravages of the environment.