Fishtail braid: Casual hairstyle with a twist

All Things Hair Team | 13 August 2018
Looking chic with a fishtail braid
10 minutes Style Medium

Take a break from the basic braid and do something different. Try the fishtail braid. Read on to learn how to create this hairstyle.

Braids are among the go-to hairstyles when it’s hot and humid. They keep hair off your face and neck, yet they are stylish that you don’t look haggard or hulas. If you want to jazz up your usual braid, though, try the fishtail braid. It looks intricate, but it’s easy to do. No complicated techniques involved, we promise.

6 easy steps to create a fishtail braid

How to do a fishtail braid step 1 Wash hair

Wash hair

Wash your hair with Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo and Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Conditioner to keep it soft, frizz-free, and manageable. This way, your hair will always look beautiful, whether it’s styled or not.



How to make a fishtail braid step 2: Blow dry

Blow dry

Let your hair dry naturally for a while. When hair is already half damp, spritz TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist to protect your hair from heat damage. Then, blow dry your tresses.


How to make a fishtail braid step 3: Tie your hair

Tie it

Put your hair in a low ponytail to prepare it for braiding. You can straighten your ponytail using a flat iron to make hair easier to braid and style. Secure your ponytail with an elastic.

How to do a fishtail braid step 4: Start braiding

Start braiding

Divide hair into two sections and label them Sections A and B in your mind. Take a small part from Section A, cross it over Section A, and place it in between Sections A and B. Then, take a small part from Section B and do the same. It’s just like creating a regular braid, only with small sections of hair at a time. Hold your hair tightly as you progress to ensure a tight braid.

How to make a fishtail braid step 5: Cut the ponytail elastic


Continue braiding until you reach the tips of your hair. Secure your braid with an elastic. Then, take a pair of scissors and cut the elastic that holds your ponytail (yes, the first one). Then, gently pull your braid at the sides to loosen it up and add volume.

Learn how to do the fishtail braid:

That's it!

You’re done! Look laidback but still chic with a fishtail braid. You can style your hair like this when you’re about to do a light workout. You can also sport this hairstyle when you want to go for strolls at the mall or get ice cream at the park together with your friends. It’s a notch up your usual braid and takes your look to a whole new level as well.

To get the products needed to create this hairstyle, please use these links:
Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo
Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Conditioner
TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist

Easy, right? Even your casual getup of denim shorts and t-shirt won’t look pambahay if you put your hair in a fishtail braid. Now, you can add another hairstyle to your list of hairdos to try whenever you want to have fun with your tresses.

Next read: Want a different kind of braid? Copy Queen Elsa’s hairstyle. You may not have your own ice castle, but at least, you can have hair like hers.


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