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20 Stylish Braids For Lazy Girls

20 Stylish Braids For Lazy Girls

Girls with long hair often require a lot of time to style their hair- especially in the morning. Going out of the house with wet hair is not an appealing option, so blow-drying becomes part of their daily routine. Girls with long hair often put a lot of time and effort into styling their hair, and they can become frustrated when they can’t think of any new styling options.

Braids can be a great time-saving option– particularly for girls who’ve run out of time to wash their hair! If you are one of these busy girls who are always in a hurry, these 20 braids tutorials will be of great help to you.

1. French Braid Bun 

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    To achieve this look, part your hair at the side. Take a small section of the hair and divide it into three parts. French braid the hair from one side of the head towards the other side. Secure the braid with a hair tie and roll the braid up into a small bun. Use bobby pins to keep this in place above the ear. You can also use flowers, clips, or sparkly pins for a more stylish look. Find out more about this look here.

    2. Twisted Crown Braid

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      You can learn the process of creating this style here.

      3. Dutch Fishtail Braid

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        To learn how to do this style, the step-by-step guide can be viewed here.

        4. Thick Summer Braid

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          Braids are perfect for summer! You only need elastics and a hair comb to do this braid. Begin by parting your hair on the side, leaving the bangs free from the rest of your hair. Split your bangs into 3 parts, and French braid them from the top, keeping the braid as close to your face as possible. Add small parts of your hair to the braid until you reach your neck. Add the remaining hair into the three sections equally. Braid your hair all the way down to the base and tie with an elastic. Loosen the braid by pulling on the hair carefully.You can find more info on this braid here.

          5. Headband Braid Messy Bun

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            Combining the headband braid and the messy bun can create a unique look that is chic enough to impress hair stylists. Get the instructions here.

            6. Romantic Braid

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              If you’ll be meeting a date for lunch, best to try this romantic hairstyle. Go here for the tutorial.

              7. Combined Fishtail Braid

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                If you don’t feel like doing a headband braid but still want to keep hair off your face, then follow this tutorial.

                8. Braided Faux Hawk

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                  This lovely fishtail braid is easy to accomplish. Just follow the instructions here.

                  9. Braided Updo

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                    It may look complicated at first, but if you follow the guide it’s not that hard at all! See how it’s done here.

                    10. Half Up

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                      This Half Up Braid looks complicated, but in reality it’s not! Here is the step-by-step guide.

                      11. Fat Halo Braid

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                        This classic halo braid is still a great look for events and parties. Get the instructions here.

                        12. Dutch Waterfall Braid

                         
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                          Make this one of your everyday hair styles by following these steps.

                          13. Day to Night Braids

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                            This hairstyle is best to wear on Fridays after work when you want to have cocktails with friends. Here’s the tutorial.

                            14. Summer Braided Twist

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                              Make the most of summer with this braid style.

                              15. Hunger Games Bow Braid

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                                Make an adornment out of your own hair with this unique look.

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                                16. Braided Ponytail

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                                  Take your pony tail to the next level with this style.

                                  17. Waterfall Top Knot

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                                    Here are the instructions for creating this look.

                                    18. Braided Bun

                                     
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                                      This bun is done using two braids. Here are the instructions.

                                      19. Braided Pompadour

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                                        This Braided Pompadour.will bring your bad hair day to an end. Just follow the steps here.

                                        20. Strand Dutch Braid

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                                          Out of all the hairstyles listed this one looks most intricate, but the instructions are actually easy to follow!

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                                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                          Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                          You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                          Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                          1. Work on the small tasks.

                                          When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                          Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                          2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                          Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                          Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                          3. Upgrade yourself

                                          Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                          The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                          4. Talk to a friend.

                                          Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                          Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                          5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                          If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                          Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                          Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                          6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                          If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                          Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                          Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                          7. Read a book (or blog).

                                          The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                          Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                          Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                          8. Have a quick nap.

                                          If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                          9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                          Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                          What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                          10. Find some competition.

                                          Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                          Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                          11. Go exercise.

                                          Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                          Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                          As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                          Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                          12. Take a good break.

                                          Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                          Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                          Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                          Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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