Hey everyone! Today’s tutorial is one that I’ve seen popping up everywhere. It’s kind of the “braid of the moment” so I wanted to share my own tutorial for this cool hairstyle. It’s a spin on the traditional infinity braid and creates a cool “feathered” or “waterfall” pattern.
Make sure to give it a try if you love a challenge and let me know what you think of the tutorial in the comments below! Thanks so much for watching! xo, Missy
Step 1 / Begin by dividing out a small section of hair at the back of the head. This is going to be the ‘wrapping piece’.
Step 2 / Now divide out another section on the right side. This is going to be the ‘right section’.
Step 3 / With the wrapping piece, wrap the section clock-wise around the right section of hair.
Step 4 / Now pick up a new section of hair on the left side. This is going to be the ‘left section’.
Step 5 / Take the wrapping piece and wrap this counter clock-wise around the left section.
Step 6 / Now pick up a new section of hair and add it into the right section.
Step 7 / Then wrap the ‘wrapping piece’ clock-wise around the right section.
Step 8 / Pick up a new section of hair and add it into the left section.
Step 9 / Wrap the left section counter clock wise with the wrapping piece.
Step 10 / Now add a new section of hair into the right section and wrap it clock-wise with the wrapping piece.
Step 11 / Then add a new section into the left section and wrap it counter clock-wise with the wrapping piece.
So the left and right sections are always staying in the same place and the wrapping piece is always in between the two sections.
As you’re braiding, make sure to keep the wrapping piece really right around the two sections to avoid getting any gaps in the braid. If the middle wrapping piece starts to feel too thin or short, pick up a new section of hair from underneath and add it in.
Step 12 / Continue repeating those steps until hair is brought in from the top of the ears.
Now reverse the braid and start taking small sections out instead of adding them in.
Step 13 / Divide off a small piece of hair from the right section and then wrap it with the wrapping piece, working in the same direction as before.
Step 14 / Now divide off a small piece from the left section, and then wrap the left section counter clock-wise with the wrapping piece.
Step 15 / Repeat those steps, taking out small pieces of hair from each section, continuing to wrap them in the infinity pattern, until the side sections become too small to split.
Step 16 / Now take a clear elastic band and wrap it over the bottom of the braid to hold it in place.
Scrolling through instagram the other day, I came across a hairstyle similar to this one and instantly fell in love. I couldn’t resist recreating it for a tutorial. I love the texture of the curly hair in the bun and the edgy vibe of the braids. This would be such a fun style for summer especially if you have naturally curly hair. What do you think? Let me know in the comment. Thanks so much for reading! xo, Missy
After so many requests for a tutorial of this hairstyle and I’m excited to finally be sharing it! This hairstyle is so similar to the pull through braid. It’s not extremely difficult but it does take a bit of patience to get all the way through it.
It’s a really fun hairstyle to wear and it’ll be perfect for the Summer months when the weather heats up. It’s literally great for playing sports, hanging out at the beach, camping, working out, you name it. Give it a try, I have no doubt it’s going to become your new favorite hairstyle.
Step 1 / Begin by dividing out a section of hair at the crown and tie it off with an elastic band.
Step 2 / Clip this first ponytail out of the way.
Step 3 / Then divide out a new section of hair from above the ears and tie this together with a second elastic underneath the first one.
Step 4 / With the top ponytail, divide off a small section of hair and drop it down next to the second ponytail.
Step 5 / Then divide out a small section from the second ponytail and hold it in the left hand.
Step 6 / Then divide off a new section from the top ponytail and drop it down.
Step 7 / Then take a small section from the bottom ponytail, holding it in the left hand.
Step 8 / Repeat this pattern, alternating small sections of hair between the top and bottom ponytail, keeping the sections from the bottom ponytail in the left hand while dropping down the hair from the top ponytail.
Step 9 / Once the two ponytails are divided up into small, alternating sections then take the hair being held in the left hand and clip it out of the way.
Step 10 / Now divide out a new section of hair from behind the ears, combine it with the hair divided out from the first ponytail and tie it together with an elastic band.
Step 11 / Let down the hair clipped away and go back over the first loop, pulling on the edges to make it fuller.
Step 12 / Now repeat the same steps with the two new sections of hair dividing them into small sections, alternating the top hair with the bottom and holding the hair from the second ponytail in the left hand.
Step 13 / Then clip away the hair from the bottom ponytail, pick up the rest of the hair and tie it together with the hair from the top ponytail.
Step 14 / Then let down the hair that was clipped away and go back over the second section of hair, pulling on the edges to make it fuller.
Step 15 / Now repeat those same steps and create two more sections of the braid. *You can create as many sections of the braid as you’d like.
Step 16 / Set the style with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.