Double French Braid Your Own Hair For Beginners!

A double french braid is perfect for anyone! For kids, for adults, for an everyday hairstyle, for sports, or for heatless waves! This hairstyle is perfect for most occasions you can think of!

This post is all about how to do a double french braid!

Young blonde woman, sitting in the middle with her head to the side, so you can see the double french braid in her hair.

Learn how to french braid your own hair in 1-day

A french braid is very easy to do in theory but I feel like the hard part is knowing how to move the strands around and how to hold them. So in this tutorial, I’m showing my hand placement, how to hold the strands when you move them, and how to add hair to the braid! At first, it might be a bit difficult, but with some practice, it will become really easy!

If you find that holding the strands in a different way works really well, then remember that there is no right or wrong way to do it, so as long as it works for you, that’s the right way!

French braids are great for heatless waves! Simply braid your hair in the evening before going to bed with 90% dry hair and when you wake it, undo the braids and then you have beautiful waves!


Things you might need to create this hairstyle

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Double french braid step by step 

Time requirement: 15-20 minutes

Skill level: Medium

  1. Split your hair down the back of your head and clip 1 side away with a hair clip so it’s out of the way
  2. Brush your hair through so there are no tangles
  3. Take a tiny section of hair at the front and split it into 3 equal sections
  4. Then take the top strand and cross it over and into the middle
  5. Then take the bottom strand and cross it over and into the middle
  6. – Now the braid has been started off, so now you have to add hair to the braid
  7. So again cross the top strand over and into the middle
  8. Then pick up a new small section of hair on the same side as the top strand
  9. Take the new hair and add it to the middle strand (the same strand you cross over to the middle in step 7)
  10. Again cross the bottom strand over and into the middle
  11. Then pick up a new small section of hair on the same side as the bottom strand
  12. Now take the new hair and add it to the middle strand (the same strand you cross over to the middle in step 10)
  13. Repeat steps 7-12 until there is no more hair to add to the braid
  14. When there is no more hair to add to the braid, then braid the rest of the hair as a 3-strand braid
  15. Now repeat steps 2-14 on the other side, so you get a double french braid

 

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If you don’t want to do a double french braid, but still fancied a french braid then simply do a single french braid! You can put your bangs into the braid and braid with them or clip when away before braiding and then styling them afterwards, which will give this braid a more elegant en elevated look!

 

How To Dutch Braid Your Own Hair Step By Step For Complete Beginners

If you want more volume than what a french braid can give you, then try out a dutch braid! It gives more volume as the braid lies ontop on the head and gives a more trendy look. In this tutorial, I’m showing you step by step how to dutch braid your owh hair with a full talk through and 2 different ways to add hair to the braid!

 

How To Rope Braid Your Own Hair For Complete Beginners!

If you don’t want to do a dutch braid or french braid but still want a braided look, then here is the rope braid! It is really simple as you only have to twist the hair and you can do a single french rope braid, double french braids, or the simple basic rope braid down your back!

This post was all about how to double french braid your own hair as a complete beginner!

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