Ever since she gave birth to Saint West in December, Kim Kardashian‘s been sporting a lot of braids. She even said that she’d be wearing them “for months” to give her tresses a break from heat styling while on maternity leave.
Her favorite, which she calls the “KKW Signature Braid” in a new how-to video on KimKardashianWest.com, is a four-way Dutch braid that ends in two long tails at the nape of the neck.
But we’ve noticed her plaits are always thicker than when we DIY — and she finally spilled her who’d-have-thunk-it beauty tricks.
In the tutorial, Kardashian, 35, gets a little hair help from Mane Addicts celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan. To begin, she separates the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star’s hair into four sections, clipping each into place. Starting with the leftmost section, she begins to plait, adding synthetic loose extensions to add volume and ending at the nape of Kardashian’s neck. Once she has completed all four braids, she combines the two on the left and the two on the right to create pigtails.
“After I’ve secured the braid, I’ll use a small amount of the Color Wow Root Concealer to fill in any partings that may look a little bit too loose,” Marjan says of the product ($35, ulta.com). This gives the illusion of extra thickness.
What do you think of Kim’s beauty tricks for braids?
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