I hope you’re having a great weekend! I had fun experimenting with my hair and makeup last night, so I thought I’d share my results. A fishtail side braid is my favorite when I’m going for a casual and relaxed weekend vibe. Don’t you just love how carefree it looks?!
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Tips for Creating a Fishtail Side Braid
I’m not going to post a tutorial for a fishtail braid, simply because there are so many good ones already out there that it would be repetitive for me to do another. Here’s one to check out if you’re just learning how to fishtail.
My best advice for creating a fishtail side braid is to do it on hair that isn’t freshly washed. This is the perfect hairstyle for second-day hair with a little dry shampoo added in to create additional texture. Batiste Dry Shampoo in the Tropical Scent is still my favorite dry shampoo! And I love any hairstyle that gives my hair a break from constant washing.
I switch shampoo and conditioner pretty often to avoid buildup, but I’m currently using one of my old standbys: Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo + Conditioner Combo Pack by Organix. I’m basically addicted to how yummy it makes my hair smell! Coconuts always makes me think of the beach, which is my happy place.
If you’re interested in my makeup, I posted all of the details and products on this post.