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Ohhh, so you saw our initial "Best of Hearts" roundup and thought we were finished. Not quite! This protective-style trend is quite literally the gift that keeps on giving. Whether it's paired with knotless braids, stitch braids, hell, even straight backs, a lovey-dovey design makes any style go from standard to stunning.


So, in today's highly anticipated sequel to The Braid Up's original heart highlight reel, we've picked out even more looks that have inspired us to really lean into the whole braided-art thing. Watch and learn from the pros to see how it's done. And, if you like what you see, check out these tips on how to properly make and maintain heart-shaped braids your own:


1. Massage your scalp with oil. Will it help you de-stress? Most likely! But it'll also help your roots retain balance and moisture, which you need to keep your hair healthy. Check out some of our favorite hair and scalp oils, below:




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