How to French Braid

Besides their kisses and their fries, the French have also got a braid that's perfect for many occasions.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Brush hair Brush your hair until it's free of tangles.
  • Step 2: Separate into three sections Separate the hair on the top of your head into three sections.
  • Step 3: Cross hair Cross the right section over the middle section, and then cross the left section over the middle section, as you would with a regular braid.
  • Step 4: Add hair Gather another small section of hair from the right side of your head into the right-hand section, and cross it over the middle section.
  • TIP: Keep the braid tight by pulling hair sections and keeping your hands close to the head.
  • Step 5: Add more hair Add a small section of hair from the left side of your head into the left-hand section, and cross it over the middle section.
  • TIP: While gathering more hair with one hand, keep the three sections in your other hand.
  • Step 6: Repeat Repeat, adding small sections one by one, until you have gathered all the hair into the braid.
  • Step 7: Finish braid Once you reach the nape of the neck, finish braiding the length of the hair.
  • Step 8: Fasten Fasten the end of the braid with a decorative band. Spray it with hairspray and show it off.
  • FACT: Did you know? The London cast of Hairspray the musical used approximately 80 cans of hairspray a week.

You Will Need

  • Brush
  • Time
  • Patience
  • Decorative hair band
  • Hairspray

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