How to Braid Hair

When you have little time to style your hair (or your daughter’s), a braid is an easy and quick solution, as you’ll see in this video. Braiding your hair takes only about two minutes of your time—and the only styling tools you need are a brush and a hair band.

What You Need

  • brush, elastic hair bands
Follow These Four Easy Steps
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    Brush and gather hair

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    Brush through hair to eliminate bumps and tangles. Then gather it at the nape, securing it into a ponytail with an elastic band.

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    How To: Braid Hair Step 1
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    Divide hair into three sections

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    Divide the ponytail into three equal parts, making sure each section is smooth. Hold the left section in your left hand, the right section your right hand, close to the palm, and the middle section between two fingers of your right hand.

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    How To: Braid Hair Step 2
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    Weave hair into the middle

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    Cross the left section over the middle section (the left section now becomes the new middle section), switching it from your left to your right hand, then cross the right section over the new middle section, switching it from your right to your left hand, and so on.<br /><br /><strong>Tip:</strong> Pull sections fairly tight, so the braid won’t be too loose and fall out, and smooth hair as you go.

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    How To: Braid Hair Step 3
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    Secure with hair band

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    Repeat Step 3 until you’ve braided the entire length of the ponytail. When you reach the end, secure the bottom of the braid with a hair band, wrapping it snugly around the hair.

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    How To: Braid Hair Step 4