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 fishtail braid hairstyles. Each looks intricate, but it’s easy to do. No complicated techniques involved, we promise!
6 Easy Steps to Create a Fishtail Braid
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy, right? Now have fun trying other fishtail braid hairstyles to sport new looks!
Other Fishtail Braid Hairstyles to Cop
1. Twin fishtail braids
If you found the fishtail braid tutorial easy, doing twice wouldn’t be so hard! It’s the perfect hairstyle for casual looks and chic outfits.
Editor’s tip: Spritz on some hairspray on your hair before or after braiding to give your weave a stronger hold. Use the TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray.
2. Messy fishtail braid
Yes, you can also sport a messy look even with fishtail braid hairstyles! Just loosen your weaves, leave a few strands hanging, and voila — just woke up like this look accomplished.
Editor’s tip: Even with the mess, you still want to keep the frizz in check. Apply a few drop of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops to tame flyaways and frizz with a hint of extra shine.
3. Half up fishtail braid
If you want to leave some curls and waves behind, a half up fishtail braid is the way to go. It’s a great look even for corporate affairs and formal events.
4. Fishtail braid crown
Ready to take things up a notch? Wear your braid like a crown — the most extra of all fishtail braid hairstyles!
Editor’s tip: When creating braid crowns, you need extra assurance that they’ll stay in place all day long. Secure your crown with TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray and give it that strong hold.
Even your casual getup of denim shorts and t-shirt won’t look pambahay with fishtail braid hairstyles. Now, you can add another hairstyle to your list of hairdos to try whenever you want to have fun with your tresses.