I’m sure you’ve noticed, but we’re crazy about our summer braids. We could fall into a Pinterest hole all weekend saving ethereal inspiration. (Actually, we should do that tonight.) But sometimes, no matter how tight the fishtail or how many pins we use, hair just refuses to hold our masterpiece in place. Turns out there’s an invisible secret to help us, and it's been on our lips all along. Next time you don a braid, try applying a lip moisturizer, like Smith’s Rosebud Salve ($6). The tackiness of the balm helps to bond the hair together while adding a little bit of shine—and a sweet scent.
We love a good hack. Have you tried applying lip balm to your braids? Did it hold? Do you prefer another brand? Sound off in the comments below!