Braids hairstyle is a technique that’s pretty beneficial, and not only for hair. For instance, you might want to braid the daffodils at the end of the season to enhance their look until the power goes back down to the bulb. Moreover you might make a common string braid to facilitate or give as a necklace or even bracelet.
Let’s have a closer look on the technique how to braid long hair into French braid, Dutch braid, fishtail (aka herringbone), English braid under braid hairstyles. Prior to beginning you need to have a certain things handy - a wide-tooth comb, a somewhat fine-tooth comb if manifesting a fishtail or French braid, a soft ponytail holder, and of course a bit of patience.
Begin each braid hairstyle by ensuring hair is smooth completely free of even the smallest tangles. Comb your hair with a broad-tooth comb until it move smoothly through all the hair. Prior to beginning ensure to take out any rings or bracelets and ensure your fingernails are smooth.
French Braids, Dutch Braids and Cornrows
This is an elegant braid hairstyle that looks much more complicated than it actually is. It can be attained in two styles, the overbraid which manifests the classic woven look of a French braid, or the Dutch Braid which displays a braided rope that sits on top of the hair. The French braid is also the general process to form African braids or cornrows, though on a much smaller landscape. To make cornrows, the hair is separated into narrow parts, divided into tiny strands and woven very densely to the scalp.
- Divide a small part of hair from where you want to start the braid.
- Comb every part smooth.
- Cross the right hand hair division over the centre part. The original right hand hair part is now the center part.
- Pull all the parts away from each other to fasten the plait.
- Cross past the left hand part over the centre part. The original left hand part is now the centre section.
- Fasten the plait again.
- Holding the pointed end of a rat tail comb, bring a small section of hair on the right by making a line against the scalp from the hairline to the centre of the hair braid almost half inch to an inch underneath the first plait, based on the denseness of your hair and how complicated you want it to appear.
- Add the new portion of hair to the current part on the right and then cross past it over the centre section and fasten the plait.
- Again facilitating the handle of a rat tail comb, bring a small part of hair on the left by crafting a line against the scalp from the hairline to the center of the braid with the part you just lifted from the right, incorporate this hair to the current section on the left and then pull it over the middle section.
- Continue the technique shifting right and left sections over the centre part, weaving each plait as you make it, until you come to the hairline. Secure the point of braid with a hair-friendly ponytail holder or continue to weave an English braid till the ends of the hair. This style is awesome with the remaining English braid pushed in a chignon and secured with LongLocks HairSticks.
English Braids Hairstyle
This is the most popular braid hairstyles and is easy to form.
- Divide the entire hair into three equal sections and comb smooth.
- Cross past the right hand section over the middle part. The earlier right hand part is now the middle part.
- Bring all the sections apart from each other to fasten the plaits.
- Pull the left side hair over the middle hair. The earlier left hand section is now the middle hair.
- Fasten the plait again.
- Continue the technique alternating right and left part of hair over the middle section, fastening each plait as you make it.
- Tie the braid end with a hair soft ponytail holder.
Once you’ve learned the basic braid hairstyle, try segregating your hair into three parts along the hairline at the nape of your neck, braiding each individual hair section, and then braiding all three primary hair braids in one braid for a more elegant look!
Fishtail or Herringbone Braids Hairstyle
This is a striking two-strand braid and is an awesome way to understand the concept of French braiding prior to handling three strands.
- Segregate a small section of your hair starting from that part where you wish to start the braid into two similar sections.
- Comb each part to make it smooth.
- Cross the right side hair section over the left part of head.
- Pull the sections apart from each other to fasten the plait.
- Facilitating the pointed end of a rat tail comb, lift a small part of hair on the right by making a line against the scalp from the hairline to the center of the hair braid nearly half inch to an inch underneath the first plait, based on the denseness of your hair and how intertwined you want it to appear.
- Add the new part of hair to the current part on the right and then pull it across the left part and tighten the plait.
- Again facilitating the handle of a rat tail comb, take a small part of hair on the left by making a line against the scalp initiating from the hairline to the center of the braid even with the part you just took from the right, add this hair to the current part on the left and then pull it over the right part of the head.
- Continue the technique shifting from right and left sections, fastening each plait as you formed it, until you come to the hairline at the nape of the neck.
- Secure the left out hair with a hair-friendly hair tie or for a more decent look, a silk scarf ponytail holder. You can now allow the remaining hair hang open or weave a general English braid to the ends.