Braids never get old-fashioned. It is also a simple and easy hairstyle that makes you gorgeous. If you are a beginner at braiding hair, then this article is for you.
Classic three-strand braid
The classic three-strand braid is the simplest braid that you can try. If you are a beginner that doesn’t have any experience in braiding your hair, then better to start with them.
- You need to comb the hair. Detangle your hair with a brush. If hair is extra knotted, then you can use a hair detangler. You can apply some hair oil to frizzy hair.
- Now, you need to separate hair into three equal sections. You should have a right section, a left section, and a middle section from the nape of your nape of neck. Hold the left section in your left hand and the right section in your right hand.
- Start braiding by crossing the right strand over the middle strand. So now, your middle section needs to be the previous right strand. The previous right strand is now the middle strand.
- Then take the left strand. Cross it over the middle strand. Now your middle strand is the previous left strand.
- Continue this pattern by alternating between bringing the right and left section of hair to the center. Repeat this until two or three inches of hair remain at the end. Tie up with a band.
French braid is more complicated compared to the classic braid. You can try it once you become familiar with the classic braid. Follow the below steps to French braid your own hair.
- Comb and detangle your hair just like in the previous case. Make sure there is no tangle before starting braiding.
- Divide your hair into three sections left, right, and middle. This time you need to start from the crown of the head.
- The first part needs to be started as the classic three-strand braid. Cross the right strand over the center and the left strand over the center. Proceed for one-to-two rows.
- Now, take a part of the right section and cross it over the center. The process needs to be taken in a straight line. The hair will go in the curve when you don’t maintain the straight.
- You can either continue braiding up to the full length or until the nape. If you stop this from the nape, then tie a ponytail or proceed with the classic braid.
- You need to tie the end of the hair with a ponytail holder or a hair clip.
Rope braid or the false braid is more of a twist than a typical plait. Your hairstyle will look gorgeous after a rope braid.
- Comb the hair and detangle any knots. You can slightly damp the hair as it will help twist it into cleaner sections.
- Make a ponytail, if you want to have a tight and structured braiding.
- Divide the ponytail into two sections. Take one strand from the right section and twist around your finger in the clockwise direction. Repeat the same for the left section.
- Hold two sections separately on two hands. Cross the pieces over one another in a clockwise motion. Make sure that, you are crossing them in the opposite direction from the way you twisted your hair.
- Repeat this until you reach the end of the hair. you can fluff out the ropes in the braid to give them an extra width and fullness.