Braiding hair is a simple process that only looks complicated. Once you’ve done it a couple times you will remember it always. Several different types of braiding exist, but they all hold on to the same basic premise and motions. The English braid, or simple braid, is the easiest. The more complex braids are the French, German, and fishbone braids.
English Braid/Simple Braid
The English Braid starts at the hair line, usually in the back. Brush the hair first to remove all tangles. Then, comb the hair with a wide-tooth comb to get all the strands in line. Next, divide the hair into three equal sections, and hold the three sections at the hair line. Cross the left section of hair over the middle section, always keeping the sections separate. The left section is now the middle section. Now, cross the right section over the new middle section. The right section is now the middle section. Repeat these steps, using left over middle, right over middle, until you reach the end of the hair. Tie the end with a ponytail holder or another type of hair tie.
The French braid differs from the English braid in that it starts at the top of the head. Make three sections at the top of the head and do one English braid. Then, on the next round, pull some additional hair into the left side and cross it over. Then, pull additional hair into the right section and cross over. Repeat through the length of the hair. German braids are like French braids, but they go from ear-to-ear. Fishbone braids are like French braids, but they only use two sections.
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