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Braiding Your Own Hair: Easy Tutorial for Beginners

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How to braid your own hair for the first time can be challenging if you don't have the right steps to follow. We got you covered with easy steps for you to begin with.  

How to braid your hair at home using these easy, fun tutorials for beginners will solve your worries. Braiding your hair is one creative outlet to express your style from your family and friends. 

How to Braid Your Own Hair: Easy Tutorial for Beginners
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How to Braid Your Hair: Easy Tutorial for Beginners

Braid hairstyle can be tricky, but with good practice and the right steps to follow, you can master your style. Braids also last longer and can give lovely curls after you untie your braided hair.

Before you start braiding your hair, wash your hair and remove any tangles. Hairstylist recommends using hair cream or mousse to help smooth any hair spray for frizz.

Hair materials to use 

  • Brush
  • Bobby Pins
  • Conditioning oil
  • Hair cream
  • Hair elastics 

See also: How to Style Short Hair: Easy Tutorial Guide

How to Braid Your Own Hair: Easy Tutorial for Beginners
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How to Braid Your Hair: Easy Tutorial for Beginners

How to braid your own hair with style

Section your hair

  • Grab a section of your front hair. Choose how thick your hair you intend to braid. 

  • Use your thumb, draw a line on your scalp starting at your temple, towards the top of your head.

  • Use a hair tie to keep the back of your hair in place. 

  • Brush the small section of your hair away from your face. 

Create three sections 

  • Get a small amount of hair oil or cream and dab it at your hair tips' roots.

  • Use your hair fingers to divide three hair sections-position two hair sections using your right and left hand.

Cross over hair sections

  • Using your right and left hand, start to cross over your hair sections over the other.

  • The right section becomes the center, and the former center section is on the right. At the same time, the left section crosses over to the center position.

  • Repeat the alternating criss-cross of your hair sections until you reach the length of your hair

Secure the hair tip with an elastic

  • Complete all three sections criss-cross and wrapped it into a lovely braid.

  • Secure the tail of your braid with an elastic.

  • Sweep your hair to the side of your face and use a bobby pin to keep it in place.

Practice and check your hair braiding in front of the mirror. Find the right side of your hair that is easier for you to move. Be careful not to pull or tug your braided hair to avoid breakage or hair damage. It is advisable to use hair treatment like coconut oil after keeping your hair in a braid for an extended period. 

How to Braid Your Own Hair: Easy Tutorial for Beginners
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How to Braid Your Hair: Easy Tutorial for Beginners

Different braid styles

The classic three-strand braid

This hairstyle braid is easy for beginners and not intricate to make a three-section of your long hair.

The fishtail braid

The fishtail braid is for advanced braiding style with a lovely result once you master the techniques. 

The dutch braid

The dutch braid and fishtail are almost similar in techniques but there the cross over differs from one another.

See also: How to Style Short Hair: Easy Tutorial Guide

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