DIY: Race Braids

It's officially race weekend here in Toronto!! On Sunday, I'll be running in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon!  along with thousands of runners from all over, in our beautiful city. The weekend expo begins today and I am VERY excited to be a part of it! I'll be having my braid bar there today and tomorrow, cannot wait to meet you all, it's going to be a great weekend. 

What distances will you be running on Sunday? If you're not here in Toronto, are you running any other races? I've put together a new hair tutorial for you, to give you inspiration to try a new hairstyle for your next race. I swear these braids will make you go so much faster ;)

  1. Part your hair down the middle
  2. Tie the left side up into a ponytail so that it's not in your way when you start braiding.
  3. These braids look and stay in the best when your hair is a little damp. So just put some water in your hand and pat it in your hair.
  4. Start however high on your head you'd like and grab three small strands in your hand. You'll have two strands in your left hand and one in your right hand.
  5. Bring the strand in your right hand under the middle, and over the left strand. You now have two strands in your right hand and one in your left. (keep in mind these steps are going to be very repetitive)
  6. The new strand on the far right, add a bit of hair to that strand, bring it under the middle, and OVER the left. Again everything has shifted over.
  7. Now add a bit of hair to the strand that just shifted to the middle strand, and bring that OVER to the strand on the far right. ADD some hair to the strand on the far right and bring that one UNDER the middle, OVER the left and ADD some hair
  8. Again, UNDER the middle, OVER the right, ADD some hair to the right strand and bring it UNDER the middle, OVER the left
  9. When you reach the end, tie it with a small elastic hair tie. If your hair is really really thick, tie it with a really good thin hair tie. (Give these a try from Ponytail Mail)
  10. You're going to repeat these exact same steps for the right side. Think of the great arm workout you're getting ;)
  11. Keep adding hair as you go down. If you know how to do a french braid and you feel like you're doing this backwards, that's a good thing, that means you're doing it right ;)
  12. You're all done! Now time to run an amazing race, enjoy!!

Happy race this weekend friends! If you're not racing have an awesome run, or come out and cheer for those in your running community, we love when strangers are out there cheering for us!!

Have a great hair day! xo

ps. don't forget to #cabellobycarolina in your race braids and follow me over on Instagram for a video on this style, and check out my stories from the expo!

What I'm wearing: Nike Dry Running Tank (it's on sale!!! This is one of my favorite tops and I have it in two colors, time to get more) Nike Pro Indy Sports Bra 

Hair: Small elastic hair ties (here) or if you have thick hair try these: Ponytail Mail I always use a little of this to finish it all off, Bumble & Bumble hairspray 'Does It All'