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15 Ways To Up Your Braid Game

She's a braid-iac.

1. Add little flowers to your braid. It's like the more subtle version of the festival flower crown.

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2. Use a headscarf as your third chunk of hair, incorporating it into your braid.

3. Hair chalking is a super fun way to make a braid pop with color.

You can get a set of 32 chalks from Urban Outfitters for $14. For ideas on which strands to chalk to achieve a nice mix, check out the "before" pictures of Hair Romance's fish tail braid tutorial.
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You can get a set of 32 chalks from Urban Outfitters for $14. For ideas on which strands to chalk to achieve a nice mix, check out the "before" pictures of Hair Romance's fish tail braid tutorial.

4. Spray your hair with dry shampoo before beginning your braids. It'll give you a better texture to work with and make things look just a touch messy.

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5. Create a faux-hawk flanked by killer French braids.

6. Natural hair girls should try "unicorn braids" — they're deceptively easy to do.

View this video on YouTube

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7. If you've done a braided style — like milkmaid braids — and you want to loosen it and muss it up slightly, fluff your strands with a toothbrush.

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8. For a bohemian look, try incorporating braid ins — and mix them up!

Go for ribbons, different textures, glittery strands — whatever you've got.
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Go for ribbons, different textures, glittery strands — whatever you've got.

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9. Make it a braid day even when you're wearing a ponytail. Just sub your hair tie with a braid wrap.

Full instructions at Freckled Fox.
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Full instructions at Freckled Fox.

10. How about jewelry for your mane? Hair rings. They're a thing.

A U.K. company called Regal Rose makes them and they ship internationally. The packs range from about $13-$20 depending on if you select "short," "medium" or "long" hair.
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A U.K. company called Regal Rose makes them and they ship internationally. The packs range from about $13-$20 depending on if you select "short," "medium" or "long" hair.

11. Or, try adding in some eye-catching charms.

Free People sells packs of "hair charmsies" ($15), which you flat iron on; the result is braids that shine.
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Free People sells packs of "hair charmsies" ($15), which you flat iron on; the result is braids that shine.

12. Natural hair girls can experiment with creating artistic faux bangs.

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13. To make your killer do really stick and last, spray your bobby pins with hairspray before setting them.

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14. Also: Bobby pins don't have to stay hidden! Dot your braid with colorful ones just for fun.

Check out Cosmo's tips on bobby pins for some more inspiration.
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Check out Cosmo's tips on bobby pins for some more inspiration.

15. And a super easy way to up your braid game — braid-on-braid action!

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