The starry protective style in this week’s episode of The Braid Up is a total eye-catcher, folks. The dazzling mini buns and epic star-shaped centerpiece are the work of stylist Tiffany Anderson and we’re totally obsessed with them. Watch the whole thing come to life in the video above – and don’t forget to check out the four pro tips below if you want to give this style (or any protective style, TBH) a spin for yourself.
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Use a prepoop on your laundry day
This will prevent breakage and tangles during washing. Plus, pre-poos have conditioning properties, so your hair will also be noticeably softer and shinier.
Play with color
This style just begs for a two tone vibe. Even if you’re not into bright hues like the purple in tonight’s episode, adding honey brown or platinum blonde braided hair gives this look an edge.
Finishing shine is your friend
When you hit that two-week mark and start noticing your style is losing its shine, resort to a finishing shine to restore its original shine. Just make sure the one you choose is alcohol free so you don’t dry out your hair.
Try this look with straight braids
Instead of wrapping the braids in the buns, you can seal them with hot water for an equally cool vibe.