Before starting to make a french braid, you need to gather some supplies. This includes a brush, hair ties, and maybe some leave-in conditioner or hairspray. Make sure you have everything you need before you start so that you don’t need to stop halfway through the process.
After gathering all your supplies, you are ready to begin making your braid.
Before beginning the braid, it is essential to gather your supplies. These can include any combination of comb or brush, hair ties, gel or spray for holding the strands in place. A wide-toothed comb is best for detangling thick hair and should be used in combination with a smaller-toothed accessory comb to help secure the strands while braiding. Make sure your tools are clean and free from any snags that could damage your hair.
When it comes to French braid hairstyles, having the right supplies is key. As such, you should always ensure that you have a few hair ties (or elastics) on hand prior to attempting any French braid style.
The type of hair tie that you need depends largely on your hair type and the intricacy of the style you’re attempting. For thick, curly or long hair, two or three smaller hair ties may be necessary in order to hold your braid in place throughout the day. Investing in simple, clear mini elastics is often a good option in these cases as they help prevent visible band marks on finer or shorter lengths but are strong enough to keep the thicker locks from unraveling and making an otherwise intricate look messy.
Whether your French braid style is for a night out or for simply taming unruly strands in hot summer weather, opt for no-slip bands that are designed specifically for braided styles and guarantee maximum hold without leaving little bumps at the base of your neck when you take down your look. This prevents accidents like snagged edges and embarrassing missteps during an evening event that could have been avoided with the proper supplies!
Before you begin braiding your hair, it is important to split your hair into even sections. To do this, you can either use a comb to part your hair in the center of your head or create a side part. Sectioning off your hair is the key to achieving a neat and even braid.
Once you have your hair parted and ready, you can begin the braiding process.
Create a center part
In order to make a classic French braid hairstyle, you will need to begin by creating a center part in your hair. This means that your hair should be split in half down the middle, starting near the front of your forehead and ending at the nape of your neck. To create this exact look, use a fine-toothed comb to section off equal portions of each side. Additionally, you may also use clips to secure each side while it’s not being worked with.
Separate the hair into three sections
Before you start braiding, you will need to separate the hair into three even sections. To do this, use a wide-toothed comb and brush through your hair from roots to ends before parting the entire crown of your head into three even sections. Make sure that the sections are equal in size and secure each one with an elastic band. This will help keep your braid tight during the braiding process.
Once all three sections are secured, begin braiding with the outermost section as close to your forehead as possible.
Braiding is a fun and easy way to style your hair. French braiding is a great style to learn, as it is a versatile style that can be used for a variety of looks. It gives a polished finish, and is perfect for special occasions or for everyday wear. By following these steps, you’ll be able to create a beautiful French braid in no time:
- Gather a section of hair from the top of your head.
- Divide the section into three equal parts.
- Cross the right section over the middle section, then cross the left section over the middle.
- Add a piece of hair to the right section and cross it over the middle.
- Add a piece of hair to the left section and cross it over the middle.
- Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you reach the end of your hair.
- Secure the braid with an elastic.
Cross the right section over the center section
Once you have divided your hair into three sections and established the center section, you are ready to begin the French braid. Cross the right section of your hair over the center section. To do this, take a small piece of hair from the right side near your scalp, and bring it up towards the middle of your head and across to the left side. Now combine it with the left section of hair. The same portion of hair (on either side) will always be added to its opposite number as you work around in a circle. Secure any new strands as you go by taking small sections from either side and incorporating them into one or other strand before crossing over.
Steps to French Braid:
- Cross the right section of your hair over the center section.
- Combine the left section of hair with the right section.
- Secure any new strands by taking small sections from either side and incorporating them into one or other strand before crossing over.
Cross the left section over the center section
The French braid is a beautiful and classic hairstyle. It can be used both as a hairstyle to showcase at special events, or as an everyday style that looks really put together.
To create this stunning look, divide your hair into three equal sections and then cross the left strand over the center strand. Next, move the right section over the left section and grab an additional piece of hair from further down the scalp for this section. After that, repeat these steps until you reach the end of your hairline and secure with a band or ribbon ties. With practice, you can learn how to seamlessly cross each strand to give your French braid a polished look.
Repeat the braid until you reach the end
Now that you’ve started, complete the braid by dividing the left and right sections of hair into at least three equal parts. Take the top strand from the outside of one side, and cross it down over the inside of the center section. Do the same with the other side, crossing its top strand inside to become part of this center section. Before you know it, you’ll have a french braid!
Repeat these steps until your reach near the end of your hair. Slowly unravel each strand from adjacent ones to prevent it from becoming too tangled and make sure to keep a firm grip as you work, otherwise your braid might become misshapen or come undone altogether.
Once you get closer to finishing up, use bobby pins or other appropriate fasteners to keep everything in place before styling as desired with hairspray and mousse if necessary.
When it comes to braiding hair, having a secure braid foundation is essential. Without this secure foundation, your french braid may not hold in place. To make a secure foundation, you will want to use an elastic to tie the hair so that it is secure and stays in place throughout the braiding process. The elastic will also help keep the hair in order while you are creating the braid.
Let’s take a look at how to make a secure french braid:
Tie the end of the braid with a hair tie
Once you have completed the French braid, it’s time to tie off the end. Secure your braid firmly but gently, using either a small clear elastic hair band or a regular hair tie with a clip. To make sure that your French braid’s tail looks neat and tidy, it’s important to secure it properly.
Divide the remaining hair at the end of the braid into three sections, as you did throughout. Then:
- Wrap the left section around middle section and pull it through;
- Wrap right section around middle section and pull it through;
- Repeat this three times until all of remaining flyaway hairs are pulled in to neaten the end result.
Finally take the hair band or hair tie and loop it around one more time throughout all three sections before clipping or tying off securely at ends. This action creates a “pull-through” knot that helps hold everything in place for an even more secure hold.
Trim the ends of the hair tie to make it neat
Once the French braid is finished, the last step is to make it look neat and secure. To do this, use scissors to carefully trim the excess elastic at each end of the hair tie. Snip both ends with one quick motion to ensure that all ends are of a uniform length. Make sure you cut away from your scalp, rather than towards it, as even a small snip can cause discomfort or damage.
Then, start loosening each loop around the braid to tighten them even further and draw the elastic closer together for additional security. With this final technique, your beautiful French braid will stay in place for many hours without any worry of it unraveling or falling apart before you reach your destination!
Braiding your hair is a stylish and easy way to switch up your look. The french braid is a classic style that can easily be done at home. With a few simple steps, you can learn how to make a beautiful french braid.
Let’s take a look at the steps you need to take to create a simple french braid:
- Start with clean, detangled hair.
- Part your hair down the middle.
- Gather a small section of hair from the front of your head and split it into three equal parts.
- Begin braiding by crossing the right section of hair over the middle section.
- Then, cross the left section of hair over the middle section.
- Continue adding more hair to each side of the braid as you go.
- Continue braiding until you reach the end of your hair.
- Secure the braid with a hair tie.
Pull the braid apart slightly to make it look fuller
Once you have completed the braid, you can pull it out slightly to make it appear fuller. To do this, gently take a few strands from the outside of the braid on each side and pull them away from the rest of the braid. This will loosen some pieces, adding texture and fullness to the braid without taking away from its shape.
In addition, when working with finer hair textures, this technique can help ensure that each piece is secured around the other pieces rather than sliding off as you move along your scalp. Adding a bit of volume and texture to your style will also help make it look go on for longer before needing to be redone.
Spray with hairspray to hold in place
Once you’ve completed the french braid and secured the end with an elastic band, it’s important to spray a light layer of hairspray onto the braid to help hold it in place. If you have stray hairs that are sticking out, simply use a boar bristle brush or comb to neaten them up. Remember not to over-spray your hair with hairspray, because this can make it look stiff and rigid. A few sprays will do the trick!