5 Braid Hacks Every Girl Should Know

It's Braid Week here at Byrdie HQ, and for a full five days we've got braids on the brain. Whether you’re looking for new festival hair trends, wedding-look inspo, or just jonesing to scroll through something pretty, you’ll get your braid-centric fix in this column. Hope you like!

Whether you braid, twist, and weave with the swiftness of Superwoman, or haven’t attempted anything beyond a basic braid since a failed attempt on your childhood Barbie, there are certain tricks that can take anyone’s braid (yes, even a simple three-strand one) to the next level. From fattening to texturizing to a genius trick that secures your braid without a hair elastic, keep scrolling for five braid hacks every woman should have under her belt!