In between shows for her Revival tour, Selena Gomez, 23, likes to keep it casual. While hanging out with her crew, Sel lounged in a slip dress with a loose braid hairstyle that’s super simple to copy but still chic. Perfect for pairing with your favorite mini dresses and denim cut-offs, the pretty braid is also our style of choice on those summer days when it’s just too hot to leave your hair completely loose. Ahead, check out the hair helpers that will have you mastering the braided look in no time.
Pantene Airspray Flexible Hold Hairspray
This must-have hairspray will give your style hold while leaving your hair shiny and smooth (aka no gross sticky or crunchy feeling). Spray this on your hair before you braid for added grip, post-braid for hold and shine, and throughout the day to keep your braid looking fresh for the next day.
Bed Head Curlipops 1" Tourmaline Ceramic Styling Iron
If you want to add loose waves to your look like Selena, after misting your hair with the Airspray and making sure it's completely dry, wrap small sections of your hair away from your face for gorgeous curls.
Agave Healing Oil Natural Bamboo Paddle Brush
Once your curls have cooled, lightly brush through your hair to make sure it's completely smooth before braiding.
Pantene Smooth Frizz Fixing Serum
If your hair tends to get frizzy, fast when the weather heats up, apply this on your hair while it's still damp. Or, if you're working with second-day hair, use this on your mid-lengths and ends before you layer in any other products.
Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray
Part texturizing spray, part dry shampoo and part hairspray, you can mist this throughout your hair just before braiding to give it more volume.
Scunci No Damage Hair Elastics
Secure your braid with a metal-free hair tie.
Scunci No-Slip Grip Bobby Pins
Once you've braided your hair in a loose three-strand braid at the back of your head, use your fingers to break it up and pin any stray pieces with bobby pins that match your hair color.
Batiste Travel Size Dry Shampoo
If your hair tends to get flat and greasy during the summer, throw this mini dry shampoo in your bag for quick touch-ups throughout the day.