The Perfect Braid

screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-10-03-51-amFishtail Braid:

1. Divide your/your friend’s hair into two equal pieces. You should now have your right hand section of hair and the left hand section of hair.

2. You begin the braid by taking one thin strand of hair from either the right or left hand section of hair.

3. Bring that strand over to the other section.

4. Take a strand from the other side (the section you did not just take a strand from). This strand once again must be a strand that is on the end of your hair (an outermost strand) and bring this strand to the opposite side of your hair.

5. Keep rotating sides and continue taking thin strands that are on the outside of your hair and bringing them to the opposing section of hair.

French Braid:

1. We recommend to first brush your hair, removing all the knots. That way it will be easier to make the french braid.

2. Separate a piece of hair from the rest of your hair where you want the braid to begin. It can be at the top of the head or lower.

3. Split that section into three equal pieces. Be sure that the strands are completely separated all the way to the ends or they will become entangled in each other as you work.

4. Begin by taking the right piece over the middle piece. Then cross the left piece over the middle piece. Make sure to hold it tightly in order for the complete braid to look nice and neat.

5. Now that you have the beginning of the braid ready, we can start the french part of the braid. Take the now right strand, and before swinging it over to the middle, add a piece from the rest of your hair. You should then take the right strand (with the added hair) over the middle section, making the right piece your middle piece.

6. Then, do the same thing with the left. Add a piece of hair to the left strand and bring it over to the middle.

7. Continue like this throughout until you have collected all of your hair into the braid, and you’re done!

Braided Sock Bun:

1. First, you will need to make a sock bun. You do this by pulling your hair back into a high ponytail. Then, place the sock bun through the ponytail, and fix the hair in a way that the sock is covered all around. You can then place a ponytail around that, and you now have the remaining hair hanging.

2. Braid the leftover hair. Secure it at the edge with a thin ponytail that matches your hair color.

3. Wrap the braid around the base of the bun and secure it with bobby pins, and you’re done!

Ripple Braid:

1. Take a small section of hair either from the top of the head from either right or left side. It is preferable to take a piece from the hair on top of the ear.

2. Start braiding like a regular braid, but in an angle facing the direction you want the braid to go.

3. As you make the braid, keep adding thin pieces of hair to the braid like a French braid.

NOTE: make sure you only add to the top part of the braid, and not from the bottom.

4. Continue braiding, and if you started the braid on the left side, go horizontally until you reach the right side of the head and then change your direction.

5. Continue braiding, gently twisting the braid in the direction you want it to go, and you’re done!

 

 Three-Weaved Fishtail Braid:

1. Split your hair into three even sections.

2. Fishtail each section, and the thinner the pieces you take in the fishtail, the nicer it looks in the end.

3. Once you have your three fishtails ready, flatten out the braid by lightly pulling at each braid from both sides, making it “looser” but flatter. This will add texture to the braid.

4. Now, carefully do the simple braid. This is done by swinging the right piece over the middle piece and under the left piece, placing the left piece in the middle. Continue this process until you reach the bottom of your hair.

Five Stranded Braid:

1. Split your hair into 5 equal sections. For practice on yourself, its easiest to pull all your hair over either you right or left shoulder and do this braid there. You begin by holding two sections of hair with your right hand, and two sections of hair with your left—there should be one section remaining- this is your middle section.

2. Take the outer section from your right hand and bring it over the other section you are holding in your right hand, and then under the middle section.

3. Now do the same thing on the other side: using the sections in your left hand bring the outermost section over the other section, and under the middle section.

4. Now same exact thing. Using your right hand, bring the outermost section over the other section in your right hand, and then under the middle section.

5. Same thing once again. Using your left hand now, bring the outermost section of your left hand over the other section in your left hand and then under the middle section.

6. Continuing carrying out these steps until you have completed the braid and until you are happy with the braid.

Waterfall Braid

1. Take a section of the hair and split it into three strands, just like a normal braid.

2. Begin by making a simple braid, crossing the right piece over the middle piece and then the left piece over the middle piece.

3. Once you have done that once, and it is time to bring the right strand over to the middle again, add another thin strand to the right strand. This is similar to how you make a French braid.

4. Now you should have a thicker strand because you combined the two together. Then bring that strand over the middle one.

5. Once it is time to bring the left piece over the middle piece, you’re going to do something different. Drop that piece and pick a new piece from the hair that is free next to it. This should give you the beginning of the waterfall look, with the strand hanging.

6. Using the new strand, bring it over to the middle.

7. Continue to do this routine of adding a piece from the top and bringing over to the middle, and then drop the bottom strand and replace it with a new strand.

8. Continue this throughout the hair, and you’ll have a beautiful waterfall braid!

 Upside Down Braid:

1. The person who you are braiding needs to put their head down so that all the hair is falling forward.

2. Take a small piece from the bottom of the neck (which will be the top of your braid). The whole time you will be braiding like a regular braid from top to bottom).

3. Begin braiding the classic French braid. Split the piece of hair you took into three pieces, and as you braid, add more and more pieces from the right and left sides of the hair. Make sure to make it tight for better results.

4. Continue braiding until you have reached the ear line in the back of the head. Once you reach that point, stop adding more piece of hair and add the rest of the hair as if you are making a high ponytail.

5. Use a ponytail to tie all the hair together into a high ponytail. Now you can choose to either leave it down in a ponytail or wear it in a bun so the braid is visible!

Double Crown Braid:

1. Divide the hair into two equal sections.

2. Take a small piece from the bottom of the left section, and start braiding.

3. Braid all the way around the left side of the head, gradually adding more and more pieces from the left section until you reach your part at the top of the head in a semi-circle. At that point, all of the hair from the left section should already be included in your braid.

4. Do the same thing on the right side, and complete the updo by using bobby pins to secure the crown braid.

Triple Rose Braid:

1. Split the hair into two halves, as if you are making a half-ponytail.

2. Secure the lower section with a clip or ponytail to keep it out of the way while you are working on the upper half.

3. Split the upper half into three sections. The middle section should be slightly thicker than the other two.

4. Braid each of the three sections into loose simple braids.

5. Starting with the middle braid, spin it around as if you are making a bun out of the braid.  You want to keep the “bun” flat. Secure it with bobby pins.

6. Now do the same with the remaining two braids, and then you have three rose looking braids!

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