When talking about easy braids for long hair, a basic three-strand braid, French braid, fishtail braid, and Dutch braid come to mind. These simple hairstyles are classic and versatile, and they can be starting points for more exciting hairstyles. And the best part? You don’t need to be a hairstyling expert to create these looks! Here are three easy braids for long hair that you can do by yourself at home.
Easy Braids for Long Hair: Twin Fishtail Braids
Make your regular two-braid hairstyle a bit different by creating fishtail braids instead of two basic three-strand braids. Here’s how to create twin fishtail braids.
Part your hair at the center
Divide your hair into two vertical sections. Using a tail comb, create a center part from your hairline all the way to the back of your head.
Secure one side
Clip the right section of your hair using a claw clip. Doing this will get this side out of the way as you braid the left section.
Prep for braiding
Divide the left section further into two vertical sections. In your mind, label these sections as “A” and “B.”
Create a fishtail braid
Take a small lock of hair from the outer side of “A” and cross it over to the center. Then, take another lock of hair from the outer side of “B.” Cross over to the center as well.
Continue with the process until you reach the tips of your hair. Then, secure your fishtail braid with an elastic.
Unclip the left section of your hair and braid it. Just follow what you did to the left section to create your second fishtail braid.
Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray on your twin fishtail braids to smoothen frizz and help your hairstyle last longer.
Wear your twin fishtail braids to chill out in style on weekends. You can even wear this ‘do when having picnics or barbecues in your own garden. With this hairstyle, you’ll look chic and neat without damaging your hair because it’s not as tight as other types of braids.
You can create a braid by tying a series of knots like a shoelace; hence the name shoelace braid. It’s similar to a headband braid and it’s just as chic. Here’s how to do it.
Spray on a section
Part your long hair at the center. Then, take a small section from the left side and spray it with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray. This will give it grip and make it easier to style.
Create the first knot
After spraying, take a section of hair from your left side and divide this section into two smaller parts. Cross these two sections to create a gap. Insert one section into the gap and gently pull both ends until you create a loop.
Create more knots
Add more hair into the sections you are tying as you continue making more knots. Keep doing this until the knots reach ear-level.
By the time your braid reaches ear-level, you would have created five knots. Put a bobby pin at the end of the knots to secure the whole braid.
Give your shoelace braid a neat finish by spritzing TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray all over your hair after styling.
Having a romantic dinner at home? How about a virtual date? The shoelace braid is perfect for those occasions. It’s girly, dainty, and romantic, and it will go well with your favorite dress. You can also wear this ‘do for small parties.
Pull-Through Ponytail Braid
A ponytail hairstyle becomes extra chic when combined with a braid. If you have long thick hair, this hairstyle is perfect for you because it keeps your hair from sticking to or brushing against your nape. A ponytail braid hairstyle also makes you look fresh and neat. Here’s how to create it.
Tie your hair
Gather your hair on your crown and tie it into a high ponytail. Use a hair tie or hair band and make sure the ponytail sits tightly on your crown.
Divide and conquer
Section your ponytail into two equal portions. Then, make a gap in the left portion using your forefinger.
Do it again
Then, repeat the process: create two sections in your ponytail, make a gap on the left one, and insert the right portion through the gap.
Make it thicker
When the braid reaches the tips, tie it with an elastic. Then, gently pull the sides of the braid to make it look fuller.
Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray on your braid to tame frizz and flyaways.
Wear the pull-through ponytail braid when working from home to look smart and professional. It is also perfect for hot and humid days. With your hair up and braided, you’ll definitely feel presko.
Bonus: Flaunt it!
You can also style your hair this way to look party-ready when you and your friends hold a virtual wine night. Or, you can simply take a fierce hair selfie and post it on social media for your friends to see. Have fun!
Now, what are you waiting for? Try these easy braids for long hair! Whether you’re staying at home or going out for quick errands, you’ll look chic in these hairstyles.