How to french braid for beginners is today’s topic! A french braid is a beautiful braid and it´s very practical as an everyday hairstyle, for working out or running or whatever you are doing, as the braid keeps the hair out of your face!
You can do french braids as a double braid or a single version down the back of your head. It’s such a classic and timeless braid and if you have second or third-day hair, then this braid is definitely a braid to try!
This post is all about how to french braid for beginners!
When you have mastered the normal 3 strand braid, then a french braid is the next one to try!
A french braid may look difficult to do, but it’s actually very easy to achieve! You may not get it on the first try, but with a bit of practice, you will get it in no time! Practice is key!
If you are looking for heatless waves, then french braid your hair overnight and in the morning you will have nice waves!
For heatless waves I would recommend doing a single braid down the back of your head, to get bigger waves. But if you want smaller waves, then definitely try the double french braid.
If you have fine hair or very soft slippery hair and you need more grip in your hair for braiding, then try out a styling powder! It’s linked down below and it will give you so much grip and volume in your braid!
Down below is an easy step-by-step tutorial to follow that breaks down the french braid for beginners.
Things you will need to create a french braid
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How to french braid for beginners
How to french braid for beginners step by step
Time requirement: 15-20 Minutes
Skill level: Medium
Step by step guide for beginners
Step 1: Take a section of hair and part it into 3 equal sections.
Step 2: Take the top strand and cross it over and into the middle.
Step 3: Take the bottom strand and bring it over and into the middle.
Step 4: Now pick up a small section of hair next to the top strand. These 2 are going to be put together.
Step 5: Add the hair you just picked up to the top strand.
Step 6: Cross the top strand over and into the middle.
Step 7: So pick up a new section of hair next to the bottom strand.
Step 8: Add the hair you just picked up to the bottom strand.
Step 9: Now cross the bottom strand over and into the middle.
Step 10: Pick up some hair next to the top strand and add it to the top strand. Then cross the top strand over and into the middle. (Step 4-6)
Step 11: Pick up some hair next to the bottom strand and add it to the bottom strand. Then cross the bottom strand over and into the middle. (Step 7-9)
Step 12: Repeat steps 10-11 until you reach the nape of the neck, then braid the hair like a normal braid.