Tired of constantly doing an ordinary braid? Try these 4 easy essential braids to add some variety to your hair style repertoire.
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This braid may look confusing, but with a little practice you can get your own adorable fishtail. Start out by dividing your hair into two sections, bringing it behind your shoulders. Then take a thin strand from the outer part of the first section, it can either be the left or right. Cross it over the first part and then add it to the under section of the second piece.
While keeping it tight repeat the step for the second section, keeping alternating until a fishtail forms. Keep in mind that the thinner the strands the more intricate your braid will be.
You may think it’s difficult to French braid your own hair, but it can be done! First brush your hair making sure that it’s smooth. Starting from the hairline, gather your hair at the top of your head dividing it into three equal sections.
Hold the right section in your right hand, left in your left hand and middle between your thumb and another finger. Begin the braid by crossing the right section over the middle one and repeat the step with the left section. Pull the sections tight so that it doesn’t become undone. Before repeating the step with the right section, gather a little additional hair from the right side of your head and add it to that section.
Then cross that large part of the hair over the middle section of the braid. Repeat this step to the left section. Make sure the sections you add are of equal size so that your braid doesn’t look lop-sided. Continue with it until you’ve gathered all the additional hair, finishing it with a regular braid.
The waterfall braid may look as if it has a confusing start, but once you’ve mastered it you’ll be able to do it under five minutes! Start it by taking a small part of your hair from the top of one side of your head. Then braid your hair three times as if you were doing a French Braid. Once the left hair section is done, drop the right strands and let them down.
Place a new hair section in the dropped part’s place and a new section on the left side, braiding the three sections again. Drop the right section once you finished the braid. Continuing with the process, wrap the braid towards the back of your head. Once it passes the back of your head finish it with a normal braid.
Got so much hair that you know what to do with? An easy way to stylishly tuck it away is by using a crown braid. You can do this by using either simple or side fishtail braids. Start by dividing your hair into two sections, braiding both of them all the way to the ends tying them off with elastics.
Then bring the one section over your head, securing it with at least four or five booby. You can then either bring it under making a fully rounded crown or over your head again. Make sure to tuck away the ends using the other braid. And there is your crown braid!
There you have it, four easy essential braids, that with a little practice you can do in the early mornings before work.