How to Do Pony Season Stitch Braids in 2022

If your current protective hairstyle lineup is lacking a braided pony situation, then I need

If your current protective hairstyle lineup is lacking a braided pony situation, then I need you to pay the *closest* attention to today’s episode of The Braid Up. Hairstylist Monique Williams stopped by the studio to create these “Pony Season Stitch Braids” and let me just say, they are absolutely PERFECT for the summer season. Between the intricate stitch design and functionality of the pony (I mean, who wants their hair clinging to their neck when it’s triple digits temps outside??) this style checks all the right boxes for the warm-weather months.

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Now for the fun part: The four must-know tips for making these braids look gorge at home.

1. Detangle your natural hair first. Don’t let knots block your blessings! Before you even start the braiding process, grab a detangling cream and a detangling comb or brush to gently work through any knots. Remember, braids look best on a smooth base.

2. Invest in a reliable edge control. Now that we’re approaching the hot and humid summer months, you’ll want to consider switching to an edge control product with extra hold.

3. Get yourself a metal rattail comb. The hella fun patterns and precise parts you see in this style require the right tools to DIY, specifically a metal rattail comb. Trust me, every pro hairstylist and braider keeps one in their kit.

4. Sleep on silk pillowcase. In addition to sleeping in a bonnet or headscarf, using a silk pillowcase is a must if you want to protect your braids at night by eliminating friction.

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Hair: In collaboration with Stasha Harris of Magic Fingers Studio
Makeup: Ashley Johnson
Videographer: Rob Mroczko
Production Assistant: Jay Aguirre
Director of Digital Series: Tara O’Connell

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