With my hair brushed straight back, I’m going to pick up a section of hair at my hairline above my forehead and divide it into three sections for the braid.
I’m going to cross the right strand over the middle and then the left strand to begin a french braid.
Now I’m crossing the right over the middle, picking up a new section and bringing it into the braid.
Then I’m crossing the left over the middle, and bringing a new section into the braid.
Now I’m going to begin waterfalling this top braid so I’m going to drop down the right strand, and pick up a new section right behind it and cross it over the middle strand in its place.
Then I’m dropping down the left section, picking up a new piece from behind it and crossing it over the middle strand in its place.
So once more, I’m dropping down the right strand, picking up a new piece and crossing it over the middle strand.
Then I’m dropping down the left strand and bringing a new strand into the braid in its place.
And I’m going to repeat those steps, continuing the double waterfall braid down the center of my head and then continue it down the center of the back of my head.
It might feel a little confusing at first but once you get the hang of dropping the strand and picking up a new one you’ll be surprised at how easy this braid is to do.
The bigger the sections that you bring into the braid, the larger your individual waterfall strands will be so you can tailor the braid to your own preference either bringing in smaller pieces or larger pieces. I did it both ways and prefer larger or medium sized waterfall sections.
Then once the braid reaches the nape of my neck, I’m going to split the braid so one piece is on the left side and two pieces are on the right so it lays flat and then I’m going to slide a bobby pin over the hair on the left since I’m going to work with the hair on the right next.
So now I”m going to braid the hair on the right side into a french braid bringing in the waterfall strands so I’m picking up a piece near the hairline and dividing it into three sections.
Again I’m crossing the side strands over the middle strand for the first stitch and then I’m going to start incorporating hair into the braid.
So on the top side of the braid, I’m bringing in each waterfall piece one at a time and then on the bottom side of the braid I’m just bringing in sections from along the hairline.
Then once the braid reaches the nape of my neck and I’ve brought in all of the hair on this side I’m going to tie a clear elastic band over the end of the braid creating a little loop so it’s easy to remove once I’m ready to do the little bun.
Now I’m just going to repeat the same steps with the hair on the left side, braiding it into another french braid, bringing each waterfall strand into the braid one at a time to the top side of the braid and incorporating hair from along the hairline on the bottom side of the braid.
Then once the braid reaches the nape of my neck and I’ve brought in all of the hair on this side, I’m going to grab a clear elastic band and wrap it around the base of the braid but on the last wrap of the elastic I’m going to pull the hair part way through to create a little loop.
Then I’m just going to take the rest of the hair and create another little loop, tucking it around the elastic and then looping it a third time and tucking it back into the elastic band to form the bun.
Then I’m just going to do the same thing with the hair on the right side, creating a little loop with the hair and then doing two more loops with the ends until all of the hair is wrapped into a bun.
You can make your buns as big or as little as you prefer but I just love how intricate this hairstyle looks. Let me know where you’d wear this hairstyle whether it be to school, the gym or just for fun.
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