How To Fishtail Braid Your Own Hair

A fishtail braid is a simple yet, beautiful braid with intricate details! But it’s way easier to do than you might think!

It’s perfect for summer or outdoor parties or any special occasion you have coming up, as it has a soft and casual look, and can be dressed up or down depending on what look you are going for!

This post is all about how to fishtail braid!

Fishtail braid


How to fishtail braid your own hair

If you find it hard to braid your own hair down the back of your head, then you can pull all your hair to one side and do a side braid, while looking in the mirror, which will help a lot!

This braid would also be perfect as a half-up half-down hairstyle. Simply section of the hair you want to have up and do a fishtail braid in that and then for a feminine and more fancy look, add some hair to the hair hanging down!

A fishtail braid tends to stay better if it’s braided in coarser hair, but it can be done in fine hair as well, you just might need some help from some hair products! A volumizing powder is your best friend if your hair is fine to add some texture which will make the braid stay in!


Things you might need to create a fishtail hairstyle

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Easy fishtail braid step-by-step guide

Time requirement: 10 minutes – depends on your hair length

Skill level: Easy

  1. Pull all your hair to the back (Pull it to the side of the braiding down the back is too hard)
  2. Then split the hair into 2 equal sections
  3. – For hand placements, please watch the video
  4. Grab a small section from the left strand
  5. Then cross the small section of hair over and add it to the right section
  6. Then grab a small section of hair from the right strand
  7. Then cross the small section of hair over and add it to the left section
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 until you reach the end of the hair
  9. Then take an elastic and tie the braid of

How to fishtail braid


Other fishtail braid hairstyles you might like

How To Fishtail Braid Your Own Hair In 5 Different Ways

If you love fishtail braids and want to try out different versions, then check out the video below where I have gathered all my fishtail braid tutorials into 1 video! In the video, I show 5 different fishtail braid including the basic one from this post, so there are 4 other braids for you to give a try!

Fishtail Braid 6 Different Ways For Complete Beginners

These fishtail braids are perfect for long hair, so if you are looking for a cute summer hairstyle to keep your hair out of your face, then give these fishtail braided hairstyles a try!

How To Fake A Fishtail Braid 4 Different Ways

Fake fishtail braids are so easy to do and I personally think they can easily pass as a normal fishtail braid! these faux fishtail hairstyles are only made with elastics so no braiding! The best thing about these fishtail braids is, that they last for a really long time, because of the elsatics!


This post was all about how to fishtail braid your own hair in less than 5 minutes!



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