Easy braids for long hair that even hairstyling newbies can do

Kat | 17 September 2018
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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.



5 Easy braids for long hair that you can do quickly



Easy braids for long hair: Asian woman with long hair in French braid
You won’t look basic with a classic French braid.

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.

 

TONI&GUY Body Amplify Creation Hairspray

Editor’s tip: Get that definite hold and control for your braid that can take your look from day to night with TONI&GUY Body Amplify Creation Hairspray.

 

Easy braids for long hair: Asian woman with a side braid
Putting your hair in a side braid will only take five minutes. So easy, right?

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.

Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Boost your hair’s natural volume while making it soft and easy to style by washing it with DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner

Easy braids for long hair: Asian woman putting hair in Dutch braid
Because the Dutch braid protrudes from your head, it can help make thin hair look voluminous.

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.

TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

Editor’s tipSpritz hair with TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray before braiding to give your more more grip to let the hairstyle hold.

Easy braids for long hair: Asian girl with headband braid
If you can’t decide whether to put your hair in a braid or to leave it down, do both with a headband braid.

4. 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.

TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

Editor’s tip: When you’re done braiding, spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray on your hair to keep frizz at bay. 

Easy braids for long hair: Asian girl with long hair in rope braid
Because the rope braid is so easy to do, you can put your hair in one even if you’re in a hurry.

5. 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!

Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Nourish your long hair and make it strong at it grows with Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo and Sunsilk Strong & Long Conditioner

Get the products you need for these hairstyles by using these links:
TONI&GUY Body Amplify Creation Hairspray
DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo
DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner
TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray
TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray
Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo
Sunsilk Strong & Long Conditioner

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!

Next read: Special occasions like weddings call for extra-chic hairstyles. Check out these pretty wedding braids that you can wear, whether you’re a bridesmaid or you’re the bride.

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