Halloween Dragon Hair Idea with glitter and gems

For a ‘do’ that’s just as fierce as our dragon makeup, it’s all about the braids and glitter. This works whatever your hair type, but looks especially great with wild, fluffy curls. So we’d defs recommend adding some texture to your hair before you start if you haven’t got it naturally. Now, if you’re ready to breathe some fire into this fright night look, read on…

Prep your hair

If you have naturally curly hair dampening it with a little water will make it easier to braid later. You can also apply the VO5 Frizz Free Cream all over to keep any fuzzy bits at bay.

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Three’s the magic number

Use Superdrug Tail Comb a to section your hair into three pieces. Start at your hairline and go all the way back to the nape of your neck, keeping the sections as neat as possible. You want to end up with one on top and one on either side of your head. Keep your pieces separated with some Superdrug 6.3cm Hair Grips.

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Braid it baby

Time to get to work! Start with the middle section of your hair and braid from the front to the back of your head. Secure with a Superdrug Poly Hair Band at the nape of your neck. Repeat on the other sections. You can opt for a Dutch braid finish (where the braids sit higher off the head and can be teased to add volume) or a cornrow braid (which sits tighter against the scalp, for a neater finish). In fact, there are so many different braid styles to try out.

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Times it by two

Now that you’ve braided all of your hair back and secured it, you should be left with three little ponytails. Divide each of these into two and plait as normal about half way down, then secure with elastics. You should end up with three braids on your head and then six at the bottom.

Tame those flyaways

If you think the braids look a little messy you can use the VO5 Style Edit Flyaway Touch-Up Wand to comb back and secure any frizzy bits.

VO5 Style Edit VO5 Style Edit Flyaway Touch-up Wand £7.99 Buy Now

Grab your glitter

Now for the fun bit! Spray some VO5 Style Edit Fixing Spray for Glitter in the partings between your braids. Then, use a brush to apply VO5 Style Edit Cosmic Gold Biodegradable Hair Glitter over the top. And, coz we don’t believe you can ever have too much glitter, apply it to the ends of the braids too. Once happy with the look, spritz once more with the fixing spray.

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Set it in place

To make sure your ‘do’ stays in place all night finish with a mist of TRESemme Freeze Hold Hairspray. And you’re all fired up and ready to go!

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