Blohaute founder Amanda Diedrich isn't afraid of lived-in looks, and she doesn't think they're going anywhere.
A big concern, Diedrich says, is clients who worry that their hair isn't thick or long enough. But that's where the magic of extensions comes into play, and a technique she calls "stretching," though you might have heard it called "pancaking."
Stretching, or pancaking, involves tugging at the hair on both sides of a braid to make it look fuller and more lived-in. The result is a thicker-appearing braid with texture and interest.
Below, check out Diedrich's how-to for this surprisingly easy updo utilizing stretching, a pull-through braid/faux-hawk, fishtail braid and Fave4 hairsprays.
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