Remember how in school, you loved long hair but hated the idea of sporting those boring 3-strand plaited braids? Well, braids are those classics that have been around for ages and are probably one of the most underrated hairstyles ever! But braids are functional, look pretty and are super quick to do. Basically, they are perfect for all you new mommies out there.

We understand that as new moms, you are always pressed for time and need some sort of a hairstyle that is quick, yet looks stylish. This is precisely why we have rounded up 3 braids that are easy but will make you look effortlessly stylish in barely in any time.

The French braid
 

The French braid

The French braid is an interesting twist to the classic 3-strand braid. It is extremely simple, yet a very chic hair do that helps keep your hair away from your child’s grasp.

Get the look: Brush your hair back with a paddle brush to smoothen the hair. Use your fingers, section hair in a "V" formation from the temples to the crown area of your head. Next, take three strands of your hair from the ‘V’ section and start braiding them. Keep incorporating more hair from each side of your head each time you cross the hair over. Repeat this until the ends.

The fishtail braid
 

The fishtail braid

The fishtail braid is perhaps the most intricate of braids, but looks extremely dressy and is perfect for the times when you want to try something different. Once you get a hang of this style, it can take as little as 3 minutes to nail this braid.

Get the look: Start by combing your hair to loosen out any knots. Next, divide your hair into two large sections. Then take small sections from the outermost area of both larger sections and keep crisscrossing until you reach the end.

Reverse braid
 

Reverse braid

This is the most fuss-free, yet chic braid hair-do for new mommies. It helps keep the flyaways from your face and out of your babies reach. It is perfect to sport the lived-in, effortlessly chic look.

Get the look: Brush out all the tangled from your hair and bend your head forward to flip your hair to the front. Divide a section of your hair from the nape of your neck into3 sections. Braid them by flipping the side sections into the middle section, all the while adding more hair into each stitch all the way until you reach the crown area. Tie all your hair into a ponytail and roll the ponytail into a bun and secure it to your hair with bobby pins. You can tug apart and loosen the braid to give it a softer look.  

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