Do you want to learn how to french braid your own hair? Yes? Then you are at the right place!
In this post, you will learn step by step, how to french braid your own hair. French braids are really trendy right now and I fully understand why! It’s a beautiful hairstyle and on top of that, it’s a very practical hairstyle as well!
A french braid is such an easy braid to do and is perfect for that second or third-day hair. A bonus about french braids is that if you sleep with them in your hair overnight, then you will have beautiful waves when you take them out the following day!
This post is all about how to french braid on yourself!
French Braids for beginners
Things you will need to create this french braid
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What is the difference between a french braid and a dutch braid?
A question people often ask is “What is the difference between a french braid and a dutch braid?”. It’s the answer is 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 between the braids, 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 scrolling!
How to hold the strands of hair while braiding a french braid
Understanding the technique behind the french braid is one thing, but maneuvering the hair around while braiding is a whole other thing and probably the hardest part!
So I have created a new video showing you how to french braid your own hair, but this time I explain how I hold the strands of hair and which fingers hold what strands! The video is linked down below!
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 steps 5 – 8 until there is no more hair to add in. Then braid the rest of the hair like a normal braid. Then tie the braid with an elastic. Remember to check if the braids are the same length
Step 10: Repeat steps 1-9 on the other side so you got 2 braids and then you are done
This post is all about how to french braid your own hair for complete beginners!