The four basic braids | First blog post

Hi all!

This is a tutorial for every basic braid you will ever need.  Master these, and you already have an awesome repertoire of hairstyling options!! 🙂

In honour of the first week on the Seton Girls’ Hairstyles, there will be 6 posts in 6 days! So keep a look out, or subscribe for email notifications on new posts! ~Clare

THE 3-STRAND BRAID OR PLAIT (THE foundational braid!)

  1. Divide the hair into 3 pieces
  2. Cross the right strand over the middle strand
  3. Bring the left strand over the new middle strand
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 all the way down the hair
  5. Your braid is complete!!

 THE FRENCH BRAID

  1.   Divide the hair into 3 pieces
  2.   Cross the left strand over the middle strand
  3.   Bring the right strand over the new middle strand
  4.   Repeat steps 2-3 all the way down the hair
  5.   Your braid is complete!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE DUTCH BRAID (inside-out braid)

  1. Divide the hair into 3 pieces
  2. Cross the left strand under the middle strand
  3. Bring the right strand behind the new middle strand
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 all the way down the hair
  5. Your braid is complete!!

 

 

THE FISHTAIL BRAID

  1. Divide the hair into 2 equal sections
  2. Next take a small piece of hair from the outside edge of the right section, and take it over the rest of that same section and combine it into the left section
  3. Now take a small piece of hair from the outside edge of the left section, and take it over the rest of that section, and combine it into the right section {simply the opposite of Step #3}…
  4. Continue Steps 2 & 3 over and over again until you run out of hair…
  5. and you’re done!

{Pictures provided by Clare 😉 }

8 thoughts on “The four basic braids | First blog post

  1. Wow those are really neat hairstyles! I do them sometimes on myself. Though my sister does them all the time!

  2. Any tips on how to DIY French braid? I’ve become so accustomed to doing Dutch braids on myself, that I cannot French braid my hair! Even if I manage one or two plaits of French braiding, it’s awkward and I fall back into the motions of Dutch braiding.

    1. For sure, I totally get what you mean Daisy. One tip would be to make yourself only do french braids for a bit so you can train yourself out of the habit of dutch braiding. You could also try practicing on someone else’s hair to get the hang of it again. It all really comes down to practice. (:
      I also have DIY french braid video I did if you’d like to see it: If you have any more specific questions on this, I’d be happy to answer them!

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