How to Braid is a great tutorial if you are wanting to learn how to braid. This video features regular braiding, french braiding, and dutch braiding.
I started wearing braids as early as I can remember. Besides during the first grade, when my mom chopped my hair like a boy, I always wore my hair braided in different styles. Luckily, once I was able to do it myself I took over the job of braiding my hair for school in the mornings. Once you get down the skill of braiding it is easy to practice french braiding and the slightly more tricky, dutch braid.
How to Braid:
1. Divide the hair into three sections
2. Cross the right section over the middle section so it now becomes the middle.
3. Next, cross the left section over the middle section so it is now the middle piece. This is the basic step for a braid.
4. Continue crossing the right and left sections over the middle.
5. Tie off the end with an elastic band.
How to French Braid:
1. Section the hair into three equal sections.
2. Begin a regular braid crossing the right strand over the middle followed by the left strand.
3. On the second stitch, pull in a section of hair that lines up with that strand and incorporate it into the crossed piece.
4. Repeat this on the other side.
5. Continue this method as you work your way down until all the hair is pulled into the braid.
6. Tie off the end with an elastic band.
How to Dutch Braid:
1. Start with another section of hair divided into three pieces.
2. Cross the right strand under the middle strand so it becomes the middle piece.
3. Then, cross the left strand under the middle strand so its the middle now.
4. Cross the right strand under the middle again then bring in a section of hair that lines up with that strand and add it to the braid.
5. Repeat this for the left side, alternating this pattern as you work down.
6. When all the hair is pulled into the braid, tie it off with an elastic band.
How to Braid (start time 0:07)
How to French Braid (start time 1:12)
How to Dutch Braid (start time 2:42)
Since it is Throw Back Thursday and everything I thought it would be fun to throw waaaaaaaay back to 2011 to my old “How to Braid” video! It’s crazy how different I look!
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