How Do You French braid: A Step by Step Guide

Braid hairstyles are always hot fashion in Summer Season because they are easy to make and look good on every type of faces. Mostly girls do not have long hairs rather they have medium size or short hair. So a French braid is always a good option for girls having medium length hairs and side French braid for girls having short length hairs.

In this article I am going to share a tutorial on How do you French braid. Idea of this article came into my mind when I saw a girl in my college have this French braid hairstyle. She was looking gorgeous in that braid hairstyle. So I thought to share tutorial on How to do french braid for my readers.

The hairstyle is from France world; in the French language, the same hairstyle is natively called tresse française (french plait), corresponding to its exact translation in the English language (“française” meaning “french”, and “tresse” meaning “plait” in the French language).

The phrase “French braid” appears in an 1871 issue of Arthur’s Home Magazine, used in a piece of short fiction that describes it as a new hairstyle (“…do up your hair in that new French braid…”).However, no visual illustrations are provided for that context, making it impossible to tell whether it refers to the same hairstyle described above.

Here is the step by step guide to How do you French braid. The French braid is a beautiful and classic hairstyle. It may appear to look complicated, but the finished effect will be worth the effort.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • BRUSH YOUR HAIRS THOROUGHLY

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It is important that you should brush or comb your hairs thoroughly to remove any kind of knots or tangles using a wide- toothed brush. Comb your hairs straight.

  • SEPARATE YOUR HAIRS INTO SECTION

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Now after removing knots you have to separate a section of hair from the rest of the hair at the point where you want to begin the braid. A high French braid, for example, should start at the very top of your head and low French braid will start from the hairs above ears. Low French braid is thick as compare to high French braid and it includes less braiding to do. So first choose which type of French braid you want to do.

I.C TIP– Tie your hairs with a transparent rubber band which you have separated out. It will help you in doing French braid easily.

  • SLIP SECTION INTO THREE EVEN STRANDS

You have to slip the section which you have separated from your hairs into three even strands. Make sure that the strands are completely separated all the way to the ends otherwise they will become entangled in each other as you start work on your braid.

  • CROSS THE RIGHTMOST HELD STRAND OVER THE MIDDLE STRAND

Hold the leftmost strand with your left pinkie while moving the rightmost strand from your right hand to your left. Shift the new rightmost strand (used to be the middle strand) from your left hand to your right.

  • CROSS LEFTMOST STRAND OVER THE MIDDLE STRAND

Take the rightmost strand with your right pinkie, then rotate your left hand so that you can grasp the leftmost strand in your right hand. Shift what used to be the middle strand (and is now the leftmost strand) to your left hand. This is all the part of simple braid.

  • “BEGINNING OF FRENCH BRAID”

In French braid you have to take new hairs from your both hands every time you cross your hands.

  • ADD SOME HAIR FROM RIGHT SIDE OF HEAD TO RIGHTMOST STRAND

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Use your right index finger to pick up a section of hair from the right side of the head and add it to the new rightmost strand. This is important part in making a French braid hairstyle.

  • CROSS RIGHTMOST STRAND OVER THE MIDDLE STRAND

Take the leftmost strand with the left pinkie and then rotate your left hand in such a way that you can grasp the rightmost strand. Shift the new rightmost strand to your right hand.

  • ADD SOME HAIR FROM LEFT SIDE OF HEAD TO(NEW) LEFTMOST STRAND

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This step is same as when you add some hair to right most strands. In this step use your left index finger to pick up a section of hair from the left side of the head and add it to the leftmost strand.

  • CROSS THE LEFTMOST STRAND OVER THE MIDDLE STRAND

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Grasp the rightmost strand with your right pinkie, and then rotate your right hand so that you can grasp the leftmost strand. Shift the new leftmost strand (used to be the middle strand) from your right hand to the left.

Now repeat steps of adding hairs from right and left side of section. Add hair to and alternate between the right- and leftmost strands until there is no more hair to add.

  • FINISH THE END PART NOW

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Finish the end part by doing a regular braid.

  • CLIP THE END OF HAIR WITH HAIR TIE OR BAND

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This is the last step of how you do French braid. Choose clip or hair tie matching with your top your are wearing.

I.C TIPIf you have hairs out of the braid tuck them in with a pin or use hairspray on short hairs to set them.

That was in Step by Step Guide: How do you French braid. Go and enjoy this cool hairstyle. It look extremely good with casual outfit like jeans and tops. Do a little bit practice because you may not get it perfect at once but with practice you can make It better. If you find anything wrong do share with us by commenting below.

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