When you're in love with your hair, great things happen! We've partnered with
OGX to show you how easy it is to create beautiful hair — pure and simple.
Aisha Jade in three words is easy: Effortless. Personable. Cool. As the poster girl for living a fun, joyous life and the owner of epic hair, she's someone we like to emulate on the reg (#goals).
With this in mind, we looked to the OGX
Bamboo Fiber-Full range to inspire our next hair tutorial. The result? A style that suits Aisha to a tee — it's cool, on-trend and a little bit cheeky. Read on to learn how to create thick, Pinterest-worthy braids for yourself!
Step 1: Prep
Great hair starts in the shower. First, wash and condition with the
Bamboo Fiber-Full shampoo and conditioner. The bamboo fibres attach to hair strands to cause friction, resulting in thickness and body — i.e., exactly what you need to create this textured style. Mist the
Thickening Root Booster onto damp hair, then blow dry with your head upside-down. This will create extra oomph. Once your hair is dry, massage one pump of
Thickening Fiber Cream into your hands and run through the ends. If your hair is fine like Aisha's, this will create the volume and grit you need for a chunky braid.
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Step 2: Section
Part your hair right down the centre and secure with two clips.
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Step 3: Braid
Create a tight, inside-out braid down each side. To do this:
Take a two-inch section of hair from your temple to your part and divide into three.
Loop the piece on the right under the centre section, then the left piece under the new centre (the original right). As you move, tug the pieces tight to your scalp.
Pull the new right piece under the centre once again, adding more hair from the right side. Repeat on the left.
Continue adding more hair from each side as you go. Remember to always loop
under and hold on tight. When you've run out of hair to add, plait the lengths and secure with clear bands.
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Step 4: Fatten
This is where it gets fun! Make like Drake: starting from the bottom, gently stretch your braids to loosen and create the illusion of thickness. Hold on to the end of your plait and use your other hand to move upwards and rough up the braid — it should look messy, like you've slept on your hair. If pieces fall out, just go with it! The undone, relaxed texture makes it cool and modern.
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Step 5: Party
You're done! Thick, voluminous braids Aisha would be proud of.
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To create Aisha's look, we used hair products from the
OGX Fiber-Full Bamboo range. It's the first to include fibre from the bamboo plant (not just the extract!), leaving you with plump, touchable tresses. Aisha's makeup was kept simple and fresh, with a subtle highlight.
Aisha wears Camilla and Marc Moonshadow blazer ($700), Agent Ninety-Nine boyfriend tee ($24.95), Insight Tina cropped jeans ($99.95), Sunday Somewhere sunglasses ($279), Samantha Wills neck cuff ($249), stylist's own choker and Vans Old Skool sneakers (coming soon).
Photographer: Dave Wheeler
Stylist: Jade Healy
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