How To Braid
Learning how to braid is fun and you can easily practice on dolls, yarn, or strings if you do not have a person to practice on. It is important that you brush the hair out thoroughly before you start the braid so that there are no tangles in the hair. In addition, have an elastic ponytail holder available to secure the end of your braid.
Step #1 Submit a picture of your braided hairstyle here.
Divide the hair you want to braid into 3 equal sections.
Cross the right section over the middle section.
Cross the left section over the middle section.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you run out of hair. Secure with an elastic ponytail holder.
- If you have thin hair and your braid looks tiny, use your fingers to gently “pull” the braid apart and then spray with hairspray. This will make the braid look like it has more substance.
If your hair still looks thin, try clip-in hair extensions and then braid the hair. You will be pleasantly surprised how thick and beautiful your hair is.
Here are before and after photos of my hair braided. The first picture is all of my own hair without hair extensions. The second photo shows how thick and full the braid gets by adding clip-in hair extensions
- Use braids to give your hair a day-long deep-conditioning treatment. Braid your hair and then rub olive oil on the ends of the braid(s) (not the roots of your hair, or your hair will look oily). Your braids will look sleek and shiny and you will be helping dry ends get moisturized.
Click on the links below to learn different types of braids:
How to french braid someone else’s hair
How to french braid your own hair
How to dutch braid
How to make a fishtail or herringbone braid
Click braided hairstyles to learn some styles that you can create using braids.
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