How to French Braid Your own Hair [30 Examples]

There a lot of hairstyles that are suitable for thick and long hair. French braid is one of them. French braid may look complicated when you see it but it would be very easy if you follow step by step instructions. French braid is a very beautiful and classic hairstyle that will give you a really graceful look.

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How to French Braid Your own Hair: Guide

Step 1: Prepare Your Hair:

First step is to prepare your hair. Use a brush or wide comb to remove all the tangles. If you want to make a single stylish braid going from the centre of your head, then it’s necessary that your hair should be combed finely towards the back.

Step 2: Divide You Hair Into Equal Sections:

To make a French braid at the centre, pick up a large portion of your hair from the top of your head. The section of hair you have picked should have a width of 4-5 inches. The chunk of hair should also be from the same row.

Step 3: Separate Strands:

Just like the simple braid, your French braid also needs three separate strands. It’s simple, just run your fingers along the chunk you have separated and make three different strands of same size and volume. You should be very careful while separating the strands. If any one of the strand is larger or smaller than other two, your French braid won’t look good and perfect.

Step 4: Start Braiding:

The next step is to braid your hair. Take two strands of your hair in one hand and the other strand in opposite hand. Start by making a regular braid by crossing the right strand to the centre and then the left strand crossing over the centre.

Step 4: Add In New Hair:

Continue braiding your hair but start adding other strands of hair into your braid gradually. Before your cross a strand, pick another small section of hair from the loose parts of similar side and add it while crossing the strand over the centre. The thickness of extra strands is not a part of issue, but having thin and small strands will make your French braid look good and beautiful.

Step 5: Finish Your Braid:

When you reach near the neck, add all your hair into the braid and secure it at the end using a pony. Do not use rubber bands as they will break your hair when you take it out.

This is the step-by-step tutorial to make a perfect French braid. Following are some of the beautiful images of French braid for your inspiration.

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