How to Braid Hair
WHAT YOU NEED
- elastic hair bands
Brush and gather hair
Brush through hair to eliminate bumps and tangles. Then gather it at the nape, securing it into a ponytail with an elastic band.
Divide hair into three sections
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.
Weave hair into the middle
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.
Tip: Pull sections fairly tight, so the braid won’t be too loose and fall out, and smooth hair as you go.
Secure with hair band
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.