This is a sponsored post by Target.
So excited to share today’s post with you guys. Target recently launched a collection of Beauty Boxes and you guys will be obsessed! The Target Beauty Box is a fun box of beauty products that anyone can purchase at Target. They pull together a few of their fave items and put them together in an easy, shoppable (& totes adorbs) box — it doesn’t get better than that and I got to try one! What’s in my box?! Check it out below along with a quick + easy tutorial for achieving one of my fave looks – a simple crown braid/updo (perfect for my short hair ladies!).
Step 1: Start with semi-clean hair. I’ve found that 1 or 2 day-old hair works best for building a good braid. I used the Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner before towel drying and styling my hair and I also spray a few spritzs into my hair each morning before putting heat on my hair, especially if I know I’ll be wearing it up.
Step 2: Part your hair on the side, sorta close to a middle part.
Step 3: Squeeze a small amount of the SheaMoisture Black Castor Oil Styling Cream into your hand and rub through your hair from the ends up. This helps to build some texture and hold for your style.
Step 4: Start braiding the “heavier” side to get that crown-braid look. For a thicker braid, pull the hair underneath starting from the inside to the outer strand to the middle and repeat until you reach the back of your ear.
Step 5: Pin in place with 2 bobby pins (or as many as needed)
Step 6: Take the lighter side of your part and twist back to the nape of your neck.
Step 7: Take the rest of your hair and twist in small sections, pinning as you go. Don’t worry, this is supposed to look a little messy!
Step 8: Smooth a little more of the styling cream over any stray ends and you’re all done!
Get the products I used to achieve this look and the rest of the products in my Beauty Box here:
Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner | Curls Crème Brulee Whipped Curl Cream | Dove Quench Absolute Crème Serum | SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil | Aquaphor Healing Ointment | Colgate Optic White Platinum Express White Toothpaste
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