10 Simple Braids That You Can Easily Do at Home

These simple braids will make your hair look neat and polished every day. The best part? They're so easy to do! You don't need to be a pro to create them. 

When it comes to pretty and practical hairstyles, simple braids are included in the list. These are perfect when you want to look neat on a hot, sunny day. They also keep hair strands away from your face when you’re busy. There is also the kind for when you want to look dainty and feminine.

If you’re a hairstyling newbie, don’t worry. Here are simple plaited hairstyles that you can learn in no time.

1. French Braid

Simple braids: Asian woman wearing a dark gray long-sleeved shirt with long black hair in a French braid
This classic ‘do suits any type of occasion or activity. Credit: Hariono Halim

When you know how to create a French braid, you can easily transition to other hairstyles. It’s also one of the easiest ones to make. Just gather a section of hair near your crown, divide it into three parts, and start creating a three-strand braid. Add more hair as your braid progresses, and when you reach the tips, secure your braid with an elastic. No sweat!

2. Twin Braids

Simple braids: Asian woman wearing a pink jumper and striped long-sleeved shirt with long dark hair in twin braids
Twice the braid, twice the fun! Credit: Hariono Halim

Want a simple but presko hairstyle to wear this summer? Put your hair in twin braids, and you’ll be feeling comfortable and fresh all day.

Editor’s tip: Keep your hair fragrant by washing it with Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Shampoo. It has five flower essences that help make your hair smell good for hours! 

3. Face Framing Lace Braid

Simple braids: Asian woman wearing a white polo with long dark hair in face framing lace braid
This simple and dainty braid jazzes up your down ‘do. Credit: Hariono Halim

Can’t decide whether to style your hair or to just leave it down? Do both with face framing lace braid. It’s a dainty hairstyle you can wear when you simply want to chill and read a book.

Editor’s tip: Make your hair soft and bouncy by washing it with DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner. These products can help boost your hair’s natural volume so you can rock any hairstyle you want. 

4. Rope Braid

Simple braids: Asian woman wearing a denim jacket with long black hair in a rope braid
Just twist and twirl, your hair, and you’re done! Credit: Hariono Halim

If you find it difficult to cross sections of hair over one another (because how are you supposed to do that when you can’t see your hair, right?), go for a rope braid instead. It doesn’t require all this weaving. You simply have to twist and twirl two sections of your hair, tie it with an elastic, and you’re done! It’s the easiest braid ever, so go ahead and give it a try.

5. Boxer Braid

Simple braids: Asian woman wearing a blue jacket with long black hair in boxer braid standing against a fence
This double braid hairstyle surely packs a punch. Credit: Hariono Halim

Working out indoors? Doing yoga? The boxer braid can keep all your strands in place, so your hair still looks neat even if you’re all sweaty.

Editor’s tip: Get rid of frizz and help make your ‘do last longer by spritzing TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray on your hair after styling. 

6. Braid Ponytail

braid ponytail: Girl is wearing a blue dress and has her back turned to show her hairstyle
This ‘do is perfect for women with long, thick hair. Credit: Hariono Halim

Want to look polished and neat? Try this stylishly smart look that you can wear even when you’re working from home.

7. With Double Buns

Asian girl looks happy as she puts her two hands on her cheeks
Look years younger with the double bun and braids hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Inject a playful vibe to your everyday look with this hairstyle. You can use brightly colored hair ties to make your ‘do more fun, especially when you’re in the mood for kawaii hairstyles.

8. Fishtail

simple braids: Girl has two fishtail braids that fall over her shoulders
Long hair looks great in a fishtail braid. Credit: Dennie Ramon

If your hair is thin, you can style your hair this way to give it an interesting shape. You can also make your fishtail braids a bit loose for a more relaxed vibe.

9. Looped Side Braids

Asian girl is holding one of her looped braids
Add style to your regular braids by looping them. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Another playful ‘do that you can try is the looped side plaits hairstyle. You can even finish it in less than 10 minutes! Just make sure that your looped hairstyle is well-secured with bobby pins so they won’t fall as you move.

10. Messy Rope Braided Bun

simple braids: Asian girl's back is turned to show her messy rope braided bun
Messy hairstyles are imperfect but perfectly beautiful. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Do you love messy-chic hairstyles? Try messy rope braided bun. Just tie your hair in a low ponytail, create a rope braid, and wrap it around the base of your ponytail to form a bun. Secure with bobby pins, leave some strands loose, and you’re done!

Try these looks now to look chic and feel comfortable at the same time, especially during summer. When you’ve mastered creating these hairstyles, you can experiment with other ideas and learn more ways of styling your hair. Have fun!

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