Easy French Rope Braid Step By Step For Beginners

Discover the elegance of a single French rope braid. Elevate your hairstyling skills with this simple follow-along step-by-step tutorial and achieve a chic look in less than 10 minutes!

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French rope braid

What is a rope braid?

A rope braid, also known as a twist or twist braid, is a simple and versatile hair braiding technique. It involves twisting two sections of hair around each other to create a spiral effect. 

Unlike traditional three-strand braids, the rope braid uses only two sections of hair, making it a quick and easy hairstyle. And this tutorial covers the french version, which means that you are adding hair to the braid.

It can be worn casually or dressed up for more formal occasions, and it works well with various hair types and lengths. The result is a stylish and textured braid that adds a touch of sophistication to any look.


How long does it take to do a rope braid?

The time it takes to do a rope braid depends on various factors, including the complexity of the braid, the length and thickness of your hair, and your level of experience with braiding. Generally, a basic rope braid is a quick and easy hairstyle that can be done in a matter of minutes.

For people who are familiar with braiding and have some experience, a simple rope braid can be completed in about 3-5 minutes. However, if you are a beginner, it might take a bit longer as you get used to the technique.

It’s worth noting that doing the french versions of the rope braid where you have to incorporate hair into the braid may require additional time, so you are looking more at 7-10 minutes. 

As you practice braiding and become more adept at creating a rope braid, you’ll likely find that the process becomes faster and more efficient.


What hair length is good for a french rope braid?

A french rope braid is a versatile hairstyle that can be adapted to various hair lengths, but it generally works well on medium to long hair. Here are some general guidelines:


Short Hair (Above Shoulder Length):

While creating a full-length French rope braid on very short hair may be challenging, you can still incorporate smaller basic rope braids as accent pieces to a hairstyle.


Medium Hair (Shoulder-Length):

Shoulder-length hair is ideal for creating classic french rope braids. You can achieve a neat and stylish look with this length.


Long Hair (Below Shoulder Length to Very Long):

Long hair is well-suited for french rope braids, allowing for a more length. You can experiment with variations, such as side-swept braid, for an elegant and sophisticated result.


Whether your hair is short, medium, or long, you can create a beautiful rope braid with a bit of practice and creativity.



What tools do you need to create a french rope braid?

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!



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Easy french rope braid


Easy french rope braid Step-by-step guide

Time requirement: 10-15 minutes

Skill level: Medium


Prep the hair: e

Before you start braiding, grab a brush and brush your hair through so there are no tangles that can disrupt your hairstyling


  1. Take a section of hair at the top of the head and split the hair into 2 equal sections.
  2. Now twist both sections to the right (clockwise) a few times.
  3. Then cross the right strand over the left strand so they switch places.
  4. Now pick up a new section of hair on the right side. 
  5. Now add the new hair to the right strand and twist it a few times, to incorporate the new hair into the strand.
  6. Then pick up a new section of hair on the left side.  
  7. Then add the new hair to the left twist and twist the strand a few times.
  8. Then cross the right strand over the left strand so they switch places.
  9. Repeat steps 4-8 until there is no more hair you can add to the braid.
  10. When there is no more hair you can add to the braid, then braid the rest of the hair like a basic rope braid and tie the hair off at the end with an elastic.



This post was all about how you can create a beautiful easy french rope braid as a beginner!



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