These easy braids for long hair prove that gorgeous hairstyles don’t have to be complicated.
It’s fun to do braids, especially on long hair. You and your friends have probably braided each other’s hair on a Saturday afternoon, or at school while waiting for your sundo. Knowing how to braid can also lead you to create other hairstyles like the floral braid or braided buns. If you’re a hairstyling newbie, though, don’t be overwhelmed by seemingly complicated braided ‘dos. Here are easy braids for long hair that you can try.
7 Easy Braids for Long Hair
1. Basic French braid
This classic braid never goes out style. With our country’s heat and humidity, the French braid is a perfect hairstyle especially when you’re going to the gym or touring around the city. Get your hair styled this way and look oh-so-pretty as you go about the rest of your day.
Editor’s tip: Don’t let frizz ruin your look! Give any hairstyle a smooth finish by spritzing TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray on your hair after styling.
2. Side braid
Add a twist to your regular braid by putting it on the side. This is an easy hairstyle you can whip up before leaving for school. A side braid is also a perfect ‘do for an afternoon chikahan session with your friends over coffee and pastries.
3. Dutch braid
The Dutch braid is similar to the French braid. You use the same braiding technique, but when making a Dutch braid, you cross the strands over each other instead of under. This hairstyle keeps strands off your face, so this is perfect for working out at the gym or doing yoga.
Editor’s tip: Always start with clean hair. Can’t wash your hair? Use TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo to get rid of excess oil and dirt, so you can refresh your hair even without water.
4. Half up boho braid
Going for a feminine but laidback hairstyle? Try the half up boho braid. It’s perfect for garden and beach weddings and daytime parties. Make the best out of this romantic hairstyle by complementing it with your favorite floral dress. This hairstyle also suits natural wavy hair—the bounce and volume amplify the relaxed vibe of this ‘do.
5. Headband braid
Who needs a headband when you can make one with your hair? To create the headband braid, part your hair deeply on one side. Then, take a small section of hair, around an inch thick, near your hairline and braid it. When you reach the tips, secure your braid with an elastic. Wrap the braid around your head. Hold the rest of your hair up as you let your braid cross under your hair. Finish by securing your headband braid with a bobby pin.
6. Two side braids
When you were a kid, you might have gone to school wearing this hairstyle. But there’s no reason for you to stop wearing this ‘do until now. Two side braids make for an easy hairstyle that’s quirky and full of personality. Wear this hairstyle on weekends to take a break from the sleek buns and ponytails you sport on weekdays along with your corporate attire. You can wear your twin braids a little loosely for a more grown-up look.
7. Rope braid
Among the easy braids for long hair, the rope braid is the easiest. Just tie your hair in a ponytail and then divide your hair into two sections. Twist each section in one direction, then cross them over each other. Tie the end with an elastic. No sweat!
Master these easy braids for long hair and show up at work or school with a new braid every day. Now, you can say goodbye to messy hair!
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