Rock the Four Strand Hair Braid

The Four Strand Hair Braid will add a bit of flair to your typical braid. Simple but classy for any occasion.

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Tired of your regular three strand braided hair? Kick it up a notch with another strand and it will make a significant difference. Yes, we are doing the Four Strand Hair Braid. It may sound a little complicated when you hear the name of this hairstyle. Don’t worry, here’s an easy to follow guide to help you create the look for yourself.

How to do the Four Strand Hair Braid


Hair Prep

A few hours before you need your hair all styled up, get your hair relaxed and clean so it will be easy to handle. Wash it with Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo. This shampoo will nourish your hair and make it look thicker. Then treat your hair with Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner to keep moisture and protected from damage.

Then, before you start, be sure your hair is dry. Not damp, completely dry but don’t blow it dry with warm air.


Four Strand Hair Braid - Prep

Apply serum

Next, get a hold of your TONI & GUY High Shine Serum Drops and apply it to your hair. Work 2-3 drops between palms then smooth through mid-lengths and ends of dry hair. Make sure you have covered all sides. Right to left and left to right. The Serum drops help reduce frizz while also adding shine and gloss to your hair. It is important to get the serum all over your hair.


Four Strand Hair Braid Serum

Create a ponytail

Start with your basic ponytail, not too low just right at the point where all your hair come together. You can go higher if you have longer than just after the shoulder hair length. Secure with a hairband.

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Hide that hairband

Take a small section of hair from the ponytail, wrap it around the base to hide the hairband. Then, secure with a hair pin.


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Sectioning hair

Divide your hair evenly into four (4) sections. Try to get them as even as you can.  You can determine that by wrapping your forefinger around each section and just get a feel of the thickness of each.

Four Strand Hair Braid-Sectioning Hair


Start with: Take the outer left section then cross it over the second section, and under the third section.  

Pause! Take a deep breath then continue.

Take the fourth section and cross it underneath the third section, and then over the second section.

Got that? Read again and repeat …

Continue weaving all through your hair until you’re close to the ends and secure with elastic.

Four Strand Hair Braid-Braiding


Seal in the clean and smooth hairstyle with TRESemmé Salon Finish Freeze Hold Hairspray


HAIRHACK: Spritz hairspray on a clean toothbrush and use it to brush your braid. This will help get rid of flyaways.

Four Strand Hair Braid-Finish


There you have it! The Four Strand Hair Braid. Did you find it difficult? We sure hope not. Please bear in mind that this style gets better with practice. This is just the basic style of a Four Strand Hair Braid. There are different versions which you can learn and perfect using this four strand hair braid technique.


Continue with our tutorials and we will be adding more styles using this type of braiding technique. Practice your favourites and show off a new look for every occasion or situation where you’d have the advantage of having your tresses get compliments.




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