Double French Fishtail Braid Step By Step Guide

A double french fishtail braid is an elegant and simple hairstyle! It’s a practical hairstyle as it keeps your hair out of your face, and it can be worn for several days at a time! 

This post is all about how to create a double braid!

fishtail braids

 

What is the difference between a regular fishtail braid and a french fishtail braid?

The main difference between a regular fishtail braid and a French fishtail braid lies in the braiding technique. In a regular fishtail braid, you divide the hair into two sections and cross small sections from each side over to the opposite side. 

However, in a French fishtail braid, you use the same technique but incorporate new strands of hair from the sides as you go along, creating a more intricate and woven look. 

The french fishtail braid typically starts on the top of the head and the regular fishtail braid normally starts at the nape of the neck.

fishtail braid

 

How can I make my braid look neater and more polished?

There are a few things you can do to polish up your french fishtail braid.

  1. Brush your hair so there are no tangles – tangles are the enemy!
  2. Brush each section of hair you add to the braid, with your fingers to smooth the hair out
  3. Use styling products like a mousse or gel, to control frizz and add texture to your hair
  4. Wet your hair to slightly dampen it as this will help the hair stay smooth
  5. When you are braiding, consistently pull each section tight to maintain a neat and polished look

 

Can you fake a fishtail braid?

Yes! There are so many versions of a fishtail braid that you can create with absolutely zero braiding! Below I have linked to a video and a picture where I show 4 different ways to faux fishtail braid! 

4 Faux fishtail braids for beginners – No braid hairstyles

Video: Click here for Tutorial

faux fishtail braids

 

Are there other variations of a fishtail braid? 

Yes! There are a few different ways to fishtail braid, so if you don’t like this french fishtail braid, then I´m sure you can find another option you will love! Below I have linked to the ultimate fishtail braid tutorial, where I show all versions of a fishtail braid! 

 

Tools I’m using to create a double-braided hairstyle

You don’t need that many things to do lots of hairstyles, but there are a few basic items, that you need. Most you probably already have, but if you don’t then these are some items I would recommend having!

 

The links above are affiliate links. That means that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through the link and make a purchase.

Read more on my disclosure page – click here to read.

 

Easy fishtail braid

 

How To Double French Fishtail Braid

Detangle your hair

Before you start any braid, you need to brush your hair through, so you have tangle-free hair to work with.

 

Prep your hair

Use the styling products you use on a regular base to get the hair ready for the step-by-step guide.

 

Step-by-step guide

  1. Take a small section of hair in the front and split it into 2 equal sections (Now you have a top strand – closest to your middle part and a bottom strand – close to your ear)
  2. Then cross the bottom strand over the top strand so they switch places
  3. Pick up a new section of hair next to the top strand
  4. Now cross the new hair over and add it to the bottom strand
  5. Then pick up a new section of hair next to the bottom strand 
  6. Then take the new hair cross it over and add it to the top strand
  7. Pick up a new section of hair next to the top strand 
  8. Then take a small section from the top strand and add it to the new hair
  9. Now cross the new hair over and add it to the bottom strand
  10. Then pick up a new small section of hair next to the bottom strand 
  11. Then take a small section from the bottom strand and add it to the new hair
  12. Now cross the new hair over and add it to the top strand
  13. Repeat steps 7-12 until there is no more hair you can add to the braid
  14. Now braid the rest of the hair like a basic fishtail braid

 

This post was all about how you can learn to create a beautiful double french fishtail braid!

 

 

Related Articles


You may also find the following articles helpful:

Follow:
Share:

Skriv et svar

Din e-mailadresse vil ikke blive publiceret. Krævede felter er markeret med *

INSTAGRAM

5   143
1   108
5   139
12   123
17   241