Health & Beauty

7 Steps To A Perfect French Braid

June 17, 2023

Creating a French braid may seem challenging at first, but with practice, you can master the technique. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you make a French braid:

  1. Start with clean, brushed hair: Begin by combing or brushing your hair to remove any tangles or knots. French braids work best on clean, dry hair.
  2. Section the hair: Decide where you want to start the braid. You can begin at the top of your head or slightly off-center. Take a small section of hair at the top and divide it into three equal sections. Hold them in your hand, ready to start braiding.
  3. Begin the braid: Cross the right section of hair over the middle section, then cross the left section over the new middle section. This is similar to the first steps of a regular braid.
  4. Add more hair: After the initial cross-over, start incorporating more hair into the braid. As you cross the right section over the middle, gather a small section of hair from the right side of your head and add it to the right section. Then, cross the left section over the new middle, gathering a small section of hair from the left side and adding it to the left section. Keep the braid tight but not too tight, so it remains comfortable.
  5. Repeat the process: Continue adding small sections of hair to the right and left sections as you cross them over the middle. Remember to keep the braid tight and close to the scalp. Work your way down towards the nape of your neck, incorporating all the hair from each side.
  6. Secure the braid: Once you’ve reached the end of your hair, continue braiding the remaining hair without adding any additional sections. Secure the end of the braid with an elastic band or hair tie.
  7. Finishing touches: Gently tug on the sides of the braid to loosen it slightly and give it a fuller, more voluminous appearance. You can also use bobby pins or hair clips to secure any loose strands or flyaways.

With practice, you’ll become more proficient at French braiding. Remember to be patient and keep practicing to achieve the desired result. —Vita Daily


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