french braid is the staple style of braiding; once you have mastered
this technique, all the complicated looking styles suddenly seem so much
easier! The best thing about the french braid is this can be
transformed into any style — the normal straight braid, an angled from
side to side braid, from the nape of the neck up, or pigtails...the
possibilities are endless! What's even better is this look is perfect
for keeping your hair away from your face during the hot Summer months.
For this tutorial we are just going to do the basic straight down braid.
sure all your hair is brushed through so you have no knots. I find
having a tail comb very helpful for this style. If you want to thicken
up this look then add some hair extensions before you start styling, but
play around with the positioning a little so they are well hidden and
not in the way of the style!
a small section of hair from the front of your head. Starting smaller
will position the braid higher up. Split this section into three.
the french braid by folding each section over once. When you get to the
first piece again you need to add some more hair to this. Drop the
section you need to braid and hold the other two in the other hand,
using your fingers to keep the sections separated. Using the tail comb,
section a little more hair from your loose hair and grab this along with
the section that has already been braided. Smooth the hair out and pull
over the correct section.
next section will now need to have more hair added to this! This will
sit on the other side of your head to the section just added to.
Complete step three again for this section.
will now see that the braid is sitting nicely along your head, so
complete these steps until you have incorporated all the loose hair.
When there is no hair to add just braid the sections as normal. Secure with an elastic.
can be a little tricky to get perfect first time, but don’t give up as
mastering this can instantly transform all your everyday styles! Once
you have the skill to do a normal french plait why not try a half-up style? Or
adding a small side french braid to your pony or bun? We’d love to see
the different styles you add to a french braid too :) Add your pics to
your Tumblr and tag us or post them on the HeadKandy Facebook page so we
can have a nosey!!