Have you always wondered how to achieve the intricate weave of a classic French braid? Although it might look complicated, it’s a lot easier to do than you might think.
Follow this simple step-by-step tutorial below on how to do double French braids – by the end you’ll be plaiting and braiding hair like a pro!
Double French Braids
Let’s start with hair prep. Brush through your hair to remove any tangles. Always remember to brush hair in the same direction that it’s going to be braided!
Step 1: Create a centre parting along the crown of your head using a comb – this will create a neat partition to begin your braid.
Step 2: Clip half of your hair to one side to secure it.
Step 3: Gather a large section of hair from the front-top of the side partition – roughly 3-4 inches wide. Run your fingers through the large of hair section to create three equal partitions.
Step 4: Holding your hand in the correct position is very important. Hold two strands in one and the third in the other. With your hands now in the correct position start as you would with a normal braid by crossing the right strand over the centre and then the left into the centre – do this a few times to begin the braid.
Step 5: To create the classic French braid pattern, start bringing in new pieces of hair. Do this by grabbing hair from either side, before crossing it over to the centre. For a more intricate French braid, grab less hair from either side.
Step 6: As you’re braiding your hair you’ll begin to notice new hair running out – this is completely normal. By the time you reach your neck you should have included all the hair into the braid.
Step 7: Lastly, once all the hair is in the braid continue as you would with a normal braid. Keep going until you reach the last few strands and then secure it with a hairband.
Step 8: Repeat steps three to seven on the other side to complete the look.
See, it really is easy to get fancy French braids in no time at all.