Medium or long haired girls have the option to look good and different by braiding their hair. Braiding is an art in itself and one has to master it before trying it on one’s own hair. Moreover apart from the three strands braiding one can try a lot of different styles using your hair.
To learn braiding you can initially practice using a yarn or rope. Once you are comfortable holding the strands between your fingers you can move to braiding your friend’s hair and finally you can do it on your own hair. Here we will list down simple steps for braiding your hair.
- Make your hair tangle free- For this brush your hair with a comb till your hair becomes smooth and easy to manage. Your fingers should be able to run freely through your hair without any single tangle anywhere.
- Three strands - Using the comb, divide your hair into three equal parts. Keep the three parts separated from each other using fingers from both the hands.
- Hold the strands carefully - The strands should be held in such a way that two of the strands are in one hand (say left hand) and the third one in the other hand (right hand). Use fingers to keep the strands from mixing.
- Step one- Move one side strand (say the right hand) controlled using one hand to the center and use the fingers of the left hand that was holding the original center strand to hold this new center strand. Simultaneously the left hand fingers should release the old central strand from their grip. Now the right side strand has changed position and became the central strand. And the original central strand moved to become the right side strand to be held by the now free right hand.
- Step two - Now the left hand fingers should release the new central strand and move the left extreme strand which so far has not been used, to the central position. The right hand fingers should control this very new central strand and the now free left hand should hold the left side strand (which was the central strand in the above step).
- Step three - The right hand fingers now have two strands – right extreme side strand and the central strand- to hold and the left hand controls the only extreme left side strand.
- Tighten the grip over all the three strands by pulling them away from each other.
- Continue the process again now with the right strand, then the left strand and thus changing the central strand every time. Tighten the plaits as you move along.
- Once done use a ribbon or a pony tail holder to secure the plaits properly after leaving some free hair at the end.
You can use a hair spray to hold the strands in place.