Do you want to learn how to french braid your own hair? Yes, then you are at the right place! Today I am teaching you, step by step, how to french braid. French braids are really trendy right now and I see them a lot on YouTube and Instagram. A french braid is such an easy hairstyle to do and is perfect for a heatless hairstyle day or for the gym. A bonus about french braids, is that if you sleep with them overnight, you will have beautiful waves the following day. So if you don’t know how to french braid then stay tuned!
If you are more visual and like to watch a video instead of reading, then you can watch my “How to french braid your own hair for beginners – talk through & real time” tutorial here or click the video down below!
A question people often ask me is “What is the difference between a french braid and a dutch braid?”. Its very simple, when you French braid, you cross the hair over and into the middle. When you dutch braid, you cross the hair under and into the middle. The only difference there is, is whether you cross the hair over or under. So, if you know how to dutch braid, then french braiding your own hair will be a piece of cake! For a full guide on how to french braid step by step, just keep reading and good luck!
HOW TO FRENCH BRAID STEP BY STEP
ITEMS NEEDED: Brush, 2 small hair elastic, hairspray
TIME REQUIREMENT: 10-15 minutes
SKILL LEVEL: Medium
STEP BY STEP GUIDE
Step 1: Brush your hair and split your hair into 2 equal sections down the back of your head. Use a hair clip or elastic to secure one side out of the way, so it’s easier to braid.
Step 2: Take a section of hair and part it into 3 equal sections. Now you have 3 strands of hair like a normal braid
Step 3: Take the top strand and cross it over and into the middle.
Step 4: Take the bottom strand and bring it over and into the middle
Step 5: Now pick up a small section of hair next to the top strand. These 2 are going to be put together
Step 6: Now cross the top strand + the hair you just picked up, over and into the middle. (You can also cross the top strand over and into the middle first. Then add a section of new hair. Both ways give the same result)
Step 7: Now repeat that on the other side. So pick up a new section of hair next to the bottom strand. These 2 are going to be put together
Step 8: Now cross the bottom strand + the hair you just picked up over and into the middle
Step 9: Repeat step 5 – 8 until there is no more hair to add in. Then braid the rest of the hair like a normal braid. Then tie of the braid with an elastic. Remember to check if the braids are the same length
Step 10: Repeat step 1-9 on the other side so you got 2 braids and then you are done
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