Here you'll discover some of the dozens of different types of braids out there!
Say good-bye to the traditional three strand braid!
I hope you enjoy these!
Two Strand Twists Tutorial Two Strand Twists are beautiful and easy to do. Whether you have kinky hair, curly hair, or even straight hair; to get the most beautiful twists, remember to start with clean, wet hair. Use a wide tooth comb and detangle your from the ends, working your way up. Remember to unravel carefully for the most amazing twist out afterwards!
Rope Twists Tutorial Rope Twists are very similar to Two strands twists. In my opinion, Rope twists are less fuzzy, stay longer, and have cooler twist-out effects. They typically look smoother, shiny, but they do take a little bit longer to both learn and to accomplish. One of the drawbacks is that it really reduces the length of "hair hang".
Standard English Braid A regular braid is the only braid used to finish off cornrows. This is certainly the most common braid, and a great foundation to build off of. The Basic English Braid is the most common and quick and easiest braid to do, even on yourself. Practicing these quick steps will lead you to do it by yourself. For a perfect braid, branch all hair into three proportional segment and comb areas uniform.
Multiple Braids Nothing too fancy here. If you're going to braid your hair but haven't mastered another one of the fancier types of braids, you can always do several three strand braids. I did this on my cousin about a week ago (sorry, no pictures) and it turned out really cute! Just another option I'm throwing out there :)
A Figure 8 Braid A Figure 8 braid is a very flat braid that is created by using three strand - two thick sections and one thinner one - and having the thinner one weave in and out of the thicker strands. The drawback to this braid is that it's difficult to see with darker/curlier hair. How to Video Coming Soon!
Wrap Around Pony 'Do So this isn't really a braid, but super cute anyway. No real instructions needed for this one. All you need to do is wrap a thin stripe of hair around your ponytail. A great self-'do and an awesome one minute hairstyle!
Wrap Around Braid Pony 'Do This is a mildly harder version of the style above. Section off a tiny section of hair and braid it to the end. Take the small braid and twist it all around your ponytail until you reach the end, and tie it off with a hair elastic. Add a flower of bow to spice it up a bit and you're good to go!
Slide Up Braid A slide up braid is really easy. Do a regular braid (make it nice and loose) all the way to the end of your hair, then hold onto a piece and push the rest of the braid up. Adjust it to your liking and you're done! It typicality looks better on smaller amounts of hair than just one braid.
An Uneven Braid The uneven braid is another one of those super easy, yet hard looking braids. If you know how to do a three strand braid, you got this! Simply divide your hair into three sections, one giant fat one, and two teeny, tiny ones. Braid your hair all the way to the end and you're done! I think a four strand uneven braid would be super cute too!
Fishbone Braid Tutorial The Fish bone braid is often called a fish tail or herringbone braid. It's a beautiful braid made by using only two strands of hair. While this braid is arguable the prettiest, it’s easily the most time consuming. Which is why I can count on three fingers the amount of times I did this braid. Pretty, but really does take a long time :(
3D Braid I've wanted to learn how to this 3D Braid Four Strand Braid for a REALLY long time and I've finally mastered it. The first time I tried it, I didn't get it so I put it on the back burner and tried not to think about it too much. Anyway, I tried it out again today and got it the first try! It's super easy! How to Video Coming Soon!
Four Strand Braid Tutorial A four strand braid really isn’t that hard. I find this braid a little harder than a Dutch braid, but much easier than a French braid. The only hard part is holding all the sections. But once you get used to that, it’s a breeze!
Five Strand Braid A five strand braid is pretty basic, using five strands instead of the normal three or even four strand braid. It's quite simple. You split your hair into five strands, then alternate taking pieces from the outside and braiding them in. How to Video Coming Soon!
Combination Braids I find combination braids to be some of the coolest ones. I did this braid by splitting the hair into four sections and braiding each one into a three strand braid, then doing a 3D braid on those braids. It looks ALOT harder than it really is.