Weekend Hair: Braids
Take Penelope’s word for it—it’s possible to wear braids as an adult in a swimsuit without the obvious Bo Derek subtext.
Now, I’m not going to pass judgment on anyone, but if you’re a woman, you need to know how to braid—if not for your sake, then for your daughter’s—and if not for hers, then for your ends in twenty years, which would certainly benefit from the protective nature of plaits.
A braid like Penelope’s starts at the nape of the neck, where large pieces are loosely woven together. When finished, you can gently tug at the braid for added “I’m perfectly flawed” messiness.
Tracee’s braids require more effort, but I have faith in you. Separate hair into three vertical sections; with the middle section the largest and the sides slightly smaller. If your hair is curly, spritz hair with a moisturizer like Carol‘s Daughter’s Tui Moisturizer Leave-In Conditioner. Using a brush with soft bristles, smooth hair from front to back and then braid the three sections separately. Collect the ends, folding them under and secure with a bobby pin.
The weekend is here. Have a little fun with your ‘do.