How To French Braid
Learning how to french braid is essential, because it is one of the most popular braids. It is beautiful and is a great style for keeping all of your hair in place and out of your way. I will show you how to do a french braid on someone else on this page.
Click french braid your own hair to show directions that are specific for french braiding your own head.
You will need an elastic ponytail holder to secure the ends of your braid so that it does not unravel. Make sure that the hair has been brushed and is tangle-free before you begin.
Step #1 Submit a picture of your braided hairstyle here.
Separate the hair into 3 small sections/strands at the top of your braid. Begin like a normal braid – cross the right strand over the middle and then the left over the new middle section.
Now take your right hand pinky (or index finger - whatever seems more comfortable) and grab a small section of hair to join to the right section. Take this entire right section and cross it over the middle section.
Take your left hand pinky and grab a small section of hair to join to the left section. Take this entire left section and cross it over the middle section.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you run out of hair to pick up.
Once you run out of hair to pick up, braid the rest of the hair like a normal braid – right over middle, left over middle, until you reach the end of the hair. Secure with the elastic ponytail holder.
Beautiful, and very popular is the headband french braid (shown below)
Headband French Braid
To make this style, simply follow the directions above, but start at one ear, and only braid about a 2-3 inch section across the top of the head and down to the other ear. Here are pictures of the process:
Braid the hair until you run out of hair, secure the ends with a ponytail elastic and tuck behind your ear.
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