I hope you are having a very merry Christmas season! Today I made a simple French braid but did not add hair from the outer side closest to my face. Instead I added hair closer to the middle of my head near the braid, then when finished making my French braid I smoothed the remaining hair back into a low ponytail. The loose hair covered the sides of my French mohawk braid and made it appear more poofy. After that all I had to do was wind my hair up into a bun and hold it all in place with two hair clips. It has lasted all day long without moving an inch :-) I love this hairsyle~ it's as pretty as it is fast and easy!