Hair How-To: Boyfriend Braid (AKA The Loose Cage Braid)

Now, you can wear his pants, his sweaters, his hair.

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Inspired by the Suno Spring Summer 2015 runway show (pictured above), skinny braids took a backseat for the broader, more substantial boyfriend braid. The looser plait wasn't as taught as its predecessors, and the wider 'do felt a little undone, but not messy. While creating a braid like this at home is near impossible unless you're double jointed or you have eyes in the back of your head, we needed to find a way we could recreate this look for us meer mortals.

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Step 1: Pull the hair to one side and sparingly spray (this stuff goes a long way!) just the portion you'll braid with Amika's Undone Texture Spray.

Step 2: Next, start with three small pieces of hair, similar to how you'd start a French braid.

Step 3 and 4: Then, pick up super small sections of hair (so as to leave most of the hair in the middle) and pull them into the braid all the way down. Pro tip: Do not pull the hair taught—the braid is meant to be loose.

Step 5: Continue all the way to the bottom and tie the hair with a clear elastic.

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