Cool things up with a Fishtail French Braid

All Things Hair Team | 22 May 2018
Fishtail French Braid-feature
10 minutes Style Medium

What’s better than having a braid? Try having two braid styles in a nice and neat hairdo!


Summer is here with all its warm air and blistering sunlight. To feel cooler it’s always best to keep your hair out of your face and off your skin in yet another plain ponytail.  Add some style to this by learning how to create the Fishtail French Braid which looks complicated but is actually easy to do just follow our step by step tutorial. Like all things, practice makes perfect with this style to be able to execute it flawlessly on the go. Follow these easy steps:

Fishtail French Braid-Step 1

Hair Prep

Before starting to execute this braid style make sure to have shampooed your hair and deeply-conditioned with a nourishing product like TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo & TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Conditioner specifically designed to deeply cleanse hair and replenish lost nutrients.


Fishtail French Braid-Step 2

Comb Hair

When your hair is dry, not damp, completely dry but don’t blow it dry. Comb your hair, let out all the tangles but please do not tug when you encounter some bumps. Detangle slowly until the strands are free.

Fishtail French Braid-Step 3


When tangle-free and ready, take your TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax and spray lightly up and down the length of your hair to get more defined layers and wave enhancement.

Then, comb again to give more definition to your hair.



Fishtail French Braid-Step 4


Begin with 5 – 7 centimeters at the top of your head and divide into three sections. Making sure the sections are clearly defined.

Fishtail French braid: Asian woman starting to braid her long black hair wearing a white blouse


Create French braid by weaving left over middle, right over the middle.

Fishtail French Braid-Step 6

Continue braiding

Take up more hair from the surrounding area, pulling it into the braid as you go.

Braid to a third of the way down your head.

Rest! Breathe …

This style does not require perfection nor speed.

Fishtail French braid: Asian woman putting her long black hair in fishtail French braid wearing a white blouse and black skirt


Once you feel you are a third of the way down make sure to switch to a Fishtail plait.

Fishtail French braid: Asian woman tying her long black hair in fishtail French braid wearing a white blouse and black skirt


Continue with the fishtail plait until you’re near the end and secure with an elastic.

Fishtail French Braid-Step 9


Finish with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hair Spray to lock your style in place.


HAIRHACK: Spray a generous amount of hairspray on your head then, loosen up or pull apart the top section of your braid not too wide to get more volume and texture. To make it look thicker.


Fishtail French Braid-Step 10

Style it

Wear your fishtail French braid with your favourite outfit and style as you want. Have fun with all the occasions you want to wear this pretty hairstyle.


There you have it the Fishtail French braid! A great style to wear when a ponytail is too plain for the occasion or not stylish enough to go with that outfit you have on.


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Just a reminder, don’t get frustrated if at your first few attempts it may seem complicated. Like we mentioned at the start of this tutorial, practice in executing this braid style makes perfect. It’s two types of hair braids together in one hairdo.


When you’ve mastered this it’s a breeze to do and can be done on the fly anywhere you need a fresh look to keep cool or just to get your hair neat but not plain.



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