All those who are active on social media must have observed that braids have occupied the space, each and every one nowadays are posting photos with their braids to show off or to flaunt their look. If you are jealous and want to rock your Social Media profiles I would suggest learn to make Braids. One of the most stylish braid styles is French Braid; your pictures in this hairstyle will look amazing that you can post on your Facebook account.
French Braid is a better option as Dutch Braid and Fishtail braid has become very common and normally all women opt for these hairstyles. It is nothing but a reverse Dutch Braid. Here all you have to do is cross the hair sections over instead of under, it may seem complex but trust me it’s very simple. One of the best advantage of Dutch Braid is it works well with all hair length but it is advisable to go for Double Dutch Braid if you have medium hair length. Read my blog to understand how it is made? How to style French Braid with right outfit? What are the quick and easy steps to get it right?
Things you will need to make French Braid
• Hair Comb
• Hair Brush
• Hair Styling Gel
• Hair Ties
• Hair Clips or Bobby Pins
• Hair Spray
Step to make a French Braid
Step 1: Brush neatly to avoid bumps and comb your hair straight backwards
Step 2: From the hair line gather a section.
Step 3: Split the section into three equal strands.
Step 4: Over the middle strand cross the right strand.
Step 5: Over the new middle (earlier the right strand) cross the left strand.
Step 6: Now before repeating the process add a small strand of hair to the right section.
Step 7: Do the same with left section too.
Step 8: Continue till you reach the bottom.
Step 9: Secure the end with hair ties and use hair clips for falling hair.
Step 10: Use a hairspray to set the French Braid.
Step 11: Loosen the strands to get thicker braid look.
French Braid Tutorial
For those who found it difficult and dint understand the above step, here I am with the video that will help you get clear understanding on how to move about with it. Here in this video all the steps are easily explained in simple language that will help you while creating this hairstyle.
French Braid Bun
French Braid with buns is one of the best hairstyle to wear when dressed up or for any casual occasion. It is very simple and easy, you can go for this hairstyle when out for holidays, get-togethers with friends and perfect for parties. Let me explain the steps in a nut shell so that you understand how to make a French Braid Bun. It depends where you want your braid to start from, it may start from the sides or the middle section. After you have figured out where you want the braid to start from go for a regular French Braid, when you reach the end make a bun (Braided Bun, Donut Bun or Messy Bun) according to your preference.
French Braid Ponytail
French Braid Ponytail is another variation added to French Braid, it’s also very quick and simple to opt for on rushed mornings. It can be made by following few steps; first of all you have to figure out where you want your braid to be positioned, once you have selected the area start a regular French Braid, after you reach nape of the neck make a ponytail. You can make a Wrap Around Ponytail for better finished look this will add elegance to your personality.
Double French Braid
As the name suggests Double French Braid is a Braided Hairstyle made by partitioning the hair into two sections and then making a regular Double Braid with each section. This variation in French Braid is very popular amongst women as most of the celebrities prefer this braided hairstyle for their promotional events, award functions or guest appearances.
Steps to make Double French Braid
Step 1: Brush your hair properly to avoid bumps.
Step 2: Divide your hair into two equal sections.
Step 3: Comb both the section to straighten hair.
Step 4: Start from one section at a time.
Step 5: Using a hair tie or hair clip secure other side to avoid its interference when making braid at other side.
Step 6: Follow the steps mentioned above to make a French Braid on one section.
Section 7: Follow the same for another section as well.
Here you are! Your Double French Braid is ready.
Tips to follow while making a French Braid Ponytail
1. To make your French Braid tighter hold your hands close to your head as possible.
2. Try to opt for this hairstyle on unwashed hair for better hold that will make your braid stay all day.
3. Always try to match the color of the hair with hair ties and hair clips.
4. Freshly washed hair will need hairspray or styling gel to make it stay.
5. If your hair is slippery or Sleek go can opt for a Texturizing Mousse or a dry shampoo.
6. While partitioning you can go for zigzag partition.
7. To make a Braided Bun coil your Braid into a bun.
8. If you don’t want to use a hairspray on your hair use styling gel.
9. For fuller braid go for hair extensions.
10. Go for French Braid on the thicker section after partition.