Calling all science geeks: we can now twist and braid our hair so that it resembles two intertwined DNA chains. Yep, DNA braids are here and they have gone viral. Hairstylist Alexandra Wilson gifted Insta with her rainbow-braid pic on 6 July and it’s caused a chemical reaction across the internet. We’ve been waiting for a new hair trend since pipe braids entered our lives, so check out the inspo for these stunning Rapunzel-esque looks below…

DNA Braids

Photo: Instagram @alexandralee1016

Add a few braids around the crown and you’ll look like a real-life princess!

DNA flower braids

Photo: Instagram @lorrainecusack

This platinum two-braid look is def in our DNA.

Blonde DNA braids

Photo: Instagram @lorrainecusack

Excited as us to try out the trend? Watch the video below to find out how to do it…

Wow! Science has just happened before our eyes. Ready to start your very own experiment at home with DNA braids? Just make sure you do your prep: brush your hair through, rub in anti-frizz serum and straighten it before braiding.

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