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December 28, 2020

Pop Smoke Braids

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Pop Smoke Braids

Pop smoke braids, also known as tribal braids or jumbo feed-in braids, is a protective style known for its signature middle part. In this variation, Moroccanoil® Artistic Team Member Latavia Alise (@ellealiseartistry) creates an inverted three-strand braid along the middle part with four braids on either side. Easy to recreate and ideal for natural hair clients, keep scrolling to get the how-to steps!

 

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Artist: Latavia Alise
Manufacturer: Moroccanoil, @moroccanoil

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HOW-TO STEPS

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    Before

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    Start by establishing a central vertical section, then create an inverted three-strand braid within that section. Secure the ends with an elastic.

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    Next, create four more vertical sections on each side of the head, originating from the central vertical section and extending to the hairline. Secure each section with a Moroccanoil® Styling Clip.

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    Working from vertical section to vertical section, create an inverted three-strand braid in each and use Moroccanoil® Molding Cream while braiding to give yourself extra control. Then, secure each braid with an elastic.

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    Apply Moroccanoil® Glimmer Shine for a radiant, frizz-free finish.

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    Add beaded accents and charms if desired.

     

    Pro Tip: Always keep embellishments in your kit for special occasions!

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    Finished look (front)

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    Finished look (back)

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