Braid 18-Four Strand Half Updo

Braid 18-Four Strand Half Updo is a level upgrade from this Four Strand Braid. I am not gonna lie, four strand braids are pretty darn tricky; especially on yourself.

This version of a four strand braid is a whole easier to master if you have a little time on your hands to practice a few times. Try it out, let me know what you think!

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I will attempt to talk through the steps for this lovely process:

Step 1 / Taking a section of hair right at the hairline separate it into four strands.

Step 2 / Wrap the strand in your left hand under the strand next to it.

Step 3 / Now cross the strand over the next one.

Step 4 / Next, wrap the strand under the last one.

Step 5 / With the strand that crossed over in the last step, wrap it under the strand next to it – to the left.

Step 6 / Now cross the strand over the last strand.

Step 7 / With the strand that crossed under the last one, pull in a section of hair as you would a french or dutch braid.

Step 8 / Now repeat steps 3 through 7 until you reach the back of the crown.

Step 9 / Tie off the braid with a clear elastic band.

Step 10 / Gently loosen the braid to create a disheveled appearance.

Step 11 / Finish with hairspray and curling the ends of your hair.

Whew! There you have it. Luckily there’s a video so hopefully that’s a little bit easier to follow.



  1. ash
    July 11, 2014 / 6:25 AM

    love this ! and your lipstick ! what shade are you wearing? x

    • July 14, 2014 / 1:09 PM

      Thank you! It is either Wet n’ Wild Purty Persimmon or NARS Heat Wave! (:

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