Braiding your own hair – beginners guide

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Those of you who are now entering into the world of braiding may think that this is a confusing and difficult task. In this article, we are going to prove you that this is not true. Learning how to braid your own hair could be really useful for every girl.

Once you learn how to use the basic techniques needed for the different types of braids you will be able to do for yourself many wonderful hairstyles.
Simple regular braid First of all, you need to make sure that your hair is brushed and then you can separate it in three sections.

You will start braiding by flipping the right strand over the middle one (picture 2) and then the left strand over the new middle one (picture 3). And then again – the right section over the middle and the left section over the middle. All you have to do is to repeat these steps until you get to the end of your hair. Secure the braid in place with a band.

We are going to start with a simple regular braid and then we will show you how to create a French braid and a Dutch braid.

French braidSo, this is how you do the usual three strand braid. The French braid goes absolutely the same way, the only thing is that you will have to add some hair to the side sections every time you flip them.

Prepare your hair by brushing it. You will start just like you did with the regular braid – separate your hair in three sections. When you are ready to flip the right strand you need to add a small part from the remaining hair on your right side to it and then flip it over the middle. The same goes for the left strand – add some hair to it and then flip it over the middle one. Repeat these steps until you get to the end. There you go – now you have your French braid.

Dutch braid - self-madeNow, when it comes to a Dutch braid there is one specific difference and it hides in the flipping. When you are Dutch braiding your hair you are not going to flip the sections of hair over the middle one, but under. And this is the only thing that is probably harder to get used to. You will get the idea when you see the next picture. Do not be scared – it is easier than it looks, you just need patience and some practice.
Divide your hair in three sections and start with the right section by adding some hair to it flip it under the middle one. Do the same with the left side – add some hair to the strand and place it under the middle one. Keep repeating these steps until you have no more hair to add. Then just finish the braid.

These braids are very simple but when you learn how to do them you will be able to create more and more gorgeous hairstyles for yourself every day.

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