6 Easy Steps To Make Braids

The first stage of making braids

Step 1: Back off your hair with a toothbrush or a wide-tooth comb

Have you tried braiding your hair? Using the right method and acquiring a little practice, you can make braids as a professional hairdresser. Braids look good on everyone and is a great chance to vary when it comes to parading a hairstyle that looks like it took hours to be done in the salon.
Back off your hair with a toothbrush or a wide-tooth comb. It is much faster to make a braid when the hair does not have knots. The comb should pass through the length of the strands easily.
If you are braiding thick strands or a layered hair, pass some water or gel first. This will make handling easier.
Hair can be braided both wet and dry. In the first case, the braid will become firmer and “straight”, while dry twine will result in a looser braid.

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Step 1: Brush your hair from top to tip

If you decide to braid dry hair, try washing your hair two days before. The natural oiliness of the strands helps to fix the braid.
Have you tried braiding your hair? Using the right method and acquiring a little practice, you can make braids as a professional hairdresser. Braids look good on everyone and is a great chance to vary when it comes to parading a hairstyle that looks like it took hours to be done in the salon.
Back off your hair with a toothbrush or a wide-tooth comb. It is much faster to make a braid when the hair does not have knots. The comb should pass through the length of the strands easily.
If you are braiding thick strands or a layered hair, pass some water or gel first. This will make handling easier.
Hair can be braided both wet and dry. In the first case, the braid will become firmer and “straight”, while dry twine will result in a looser braid.
If you decide to braid dry hair, try washing your hair two days before. The natural oiliness of the strands helps to fix the braid.

Step 2: Start with a fixed point (optional)

If you tie your hair in a ponytail or half-tail with elastics, your braid will be easier to handle and will look more elegant. When you have practice, try braiding loose hair at the nape of the neck.

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Step 2: Start with a fixed point

Step 3: Divide the hair into 3 equal parts

These will be the 3 strands of your braid, so try to make them the same size.
Take the right wick with your right hand and the left wick with your left hand, leaving the wick from the middle loose (for now).
Hold each strand so that it is close to the palm of your hand. Use the middle, ring and pinky fingers to hold it in each hand. Leave the index finger and thumb of each hand free.

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Step 3: Divide the hair into 3 equal parts

 

The second step of making braids

Step 4:

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Step 4: Pass the left wick over the middle wick

If your wicks started as A B C, they should now be sorted as B A C.
With your left thumb and index finger, take the middle wick.
Using the right index finger and thumb, grab the left wick that is in the palm of your left hand.
The wick that started on the left side should now be in the middle.

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Their wicks that are now ordered B A C will turn B C A.
In your left hand, change the wick that is between your forefinger and thumb so that the other fingers will hold it against the palm.
Use your left index finger and thumb to hold the wick in your right palm (but not the one held by the thumb and index finger).
The wick that started on the right side should now be in the middle.

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Step 5: Pass the right wick over the middle wick

Step 6: Proceed with the braid

Continue to use the “free” forefinger and thumb of one hand to pick up the “back” strand (which is being held in the palm of the hand by the other 3 fingers) of the other hand.
Tighten the braid as you go. Every time a lock changes hands, gently pull the hair to tighten the braid a little. But avoid pulling too hard.
Repeat until about 2 inches of hair loose at the ends.

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Step 6: Proceed with the braid

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