How to Braid Your Own Hair?

Braid are cool hair do’s and are suitable for all occasion and event. They look great and cool. Here are some of the best ways you can braid your own hair.

How to Braid Your Own Hair?

1.) Brush your Hair to Braid Your Own HairHow to Braid Your Own Hair

Use a brush or a comb to make your hair smoother and ready for braiding. Before combing or brushing use a comb with a wide tooth to untangle the hair. If you see knots untangle them and brush away. You can also use a comb with fine tooth after the wide one. This will help you to get a smooth neat braid.

2.)  Use Anti Frizzing Products to Braid Your Own Hair

Frizzy hair might not help you to get the perfect braid, so if your hair is popping out of different length get a serum or a few drop of essential oil to keep anti-frizz them.

3.)  Use a Dry Shampoo

If you have a problem in holding on to your hair, clean it by using a dry shampoo. This will help you to get a clean and neat hair to continue making sections of the hair and also add texture to the strands for the perfect braid.

4.) Decide Where to Start Braiding

You need to decide as from where you would like your braid to fall. There are many ways in which you can braid your hair according to the occasion and style. A simple placement can transform your hairstyle and appearance, so it is very important to decide a place you want to start braiding.

5.) Pull the Hair to the Side

After deciding as on which side you want to braid your hair, then pull the hair to the side and place it, so that, you can braid your hair down. To make two side braids separate the hair on the two sides and keep them on the sides.

6.) Divide the Hair into Three Sections

Collect your hair and hold them together and divide them into three sections, one at the left, one at the centre and the third at the right side. Hold the left section of hair between your left thumb and forefinger. The right section should be between your right thumb and forefinger while let the center section hang loose.

7.) Start Braiding

To braid your own hair you need to criss-cross the sections of hair. Take the right section to the left side, after you cross it over the centre section. Grab the centre section between the thumb and the forefinger of your left hand. Ensure the braids have no gap by pulling the sections of hair with both hands tightly. For girls with long hair run your fingers down to untangle the tangles and making it easy for you to braid your own hair. You can also use a brush or a comb the middle to  get smooth and neat hair.

8.) Continue Braiding

You need to continue to braid your own hair, all you need to do is rotate your left wrist to cross the section on the left over the section at the centre. For this grab the left section of hair between your forefinger and middle finger after crossing it over the centre section. Secure the stands by holding them tight between your thumb and forefingers.

9.) Repeat the Two Steps to Braid Your Own Hair

Continue to braid until you reach the ends, cross the right section over the center, pull the left section of hair over the centre section. Do remember to pull your hair down as you continue.  If you have long hair and you are braiding it too long pull your hair over the shoulder and continue. This will help you to braid easily.

10.) Tie Your Hair

After you braid your own hair to the desired length. Tie your hair using a band. Make sure that you tie it tightly so that the hair does not come out loose.

French Braid your Own Hair

How to Braid Your Own Hair

1.) Brush Your Hair

Brush your hair properly this will help you to get a smooth and neat hair to braid. Untidy and tangled hair are almost impossible to braid. Do not braid wet hair.

2.) Choose the Hair at the Top

For french braid, you have to start from the crown. It is one of the complicated braids for this you will firstly need to pick the hair at the top section at the crown. The first section extends from the temple to the back, separate them by using your finger or the pointed edge of the comb.

3.) Divide the Hair Into Three Sections

To braid your own hair you need to divide the hair at the crown into three sections and hold them firmly so that they do not slip out of your grip. Hold the left section of hair between your left thumb and forefinger. The right section should be between your right thumb and forefinger while let the center section hang loose.

4.) Start Making the Braid

Cross the left section over the section that is now in the center like the traditional braid. Remember that the braid should start from the crown. Pull the section tightly so that it does not slip out of your grip.

5.) Continue to Braid Your Own Hair

Continue braiding from both the sides, from the right and left. Take a small section of hair from the both side and keep adding them to the sides gradually while you braid your own hair. Add the sections of hair by holding the section with your right hand, later cross this right section over the centre section of the hair.

Again if you are doing the same from the left side just pick a small section from the left side and add it to the hair that you hold at the left hand. Later cross it over the section. Repeat it over again  to braid your own hair until you reach the hair at the back. If you have longer hair run your fingers down each section of hair to get rid of the tangles. After you braid your own hair to the desired length tie your hair using a band. Make sure that you tie it tightly so that the hair does not come out loose.