How to Braid Hair Easily: 4 Styles to Try

Don’t know how to braid hair easily? Don’t worry ‘cause we’ve got you covered with the four most basic ways on how to do just that!

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Among the easiest of styling your hair is by braiding it. Whether you have a short ‘do or a long mane, you’ll be able to braid your hair one way or another. If you don’t know where to start, there’s no need to worry as well because we’re covering the four ways that you can braid your hair. Knowing these four chic ways on how to braid hair easily can help you in playing with and upgrading your look in just a few minutes!

How to Braid Hair Easily: Three-Strand Braid

The most classic and basic way of braiding your hair is by putting it in a three-strand braid. This is a throwback to our childhood days when our moms would style our hair and we end up doing the same for our friends in school as well.


Divide your hair

To start, divide your hair into three equal sections. Make sure that there are no strands overlapping other sections.

Asian woman dividing her long hair into three sections

Begin braiding

Start from the ear level. Take the left section and cross it over the middle section. Then, cross the right section over the new middle section.


Asian woman starting to braid her long hair

Keep braiding

Continue until you reach the end of your three-strand braid. Then, tie the tips with an elastic to secure your braid.

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Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to give it more hold for long. If you want to widen your braid, gently pull the sides using your thumb and index finger.

Asian woman widening her braid

Fishtail Braid

A sleek and dainty variation to the classic braid is the fishtail braid. This braid looks a bit more minimalist and grown-up compared with the cute but classic three-strand braid. This makes the fishtail braid a great choice if you’re looking for an easy hairstyle for a more special occasion and purpose.


Divide hair

To start, put all your hair on one side and divide it into two equal parts. 

Asian woman dividing long hair into two parts

Cross sections

From there, take a small section from the outer part of your hair and cross it over to the middle part and do the same on the other side of your hair. Repeat the same process until you reach the end tips.

Asian woman creating fishtail plaits

Secure your braid

Secure your braid with an elastic. Then, spritz some hairspray to smooth out loose strands and to give the braid more hold.

Asian woman finishing her fishtail plaits

French Braid

Another classic braid that’s been a favorite since childhood is the French braid. This braid can be worn for different occasions and does a good job of making you look very well put-together and polished.


Take a section of hair

First, spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray all over your hair to give it grip. Then, take a section of hair near your hairline and divide it into three sections.

Asian woman holding a small section of her locks at the top of her head

Start crossing the sections

Cross the left section over the middle section, then the right section over the new middle section.

Asian woman starting to create French plaits


Add more hair to the left and right sections as you continue braiding your hair.

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Secure your braid

Once your braid goes past your nape, continue doing a three-strand braid until you reach the tips of your hair and secure the end with an elastic.

Asian woman with French plaits smiling

Dutch Braid

If what you’re after is a more playful braided look, then we recommend trying out the Dutch braid. This hairstyle can be worn in less formal settings like daytime parties, vacations, and casual gatherings.



To start, spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray on your hair to help make your hairstyle last long.

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Start braiding

Start braiding by taking a section of hair near your hairline and dividing it into three sections. Afterwards, cross the left section under the middle section and the right under the new middle section.

Asian woman putting a small section of her locks in Dutch plaits

Pin it

Continue braiding all the way down and add more hair as you go along. Once you’re done, simply secure your braid with a bobby pin or two.

Asian woman securing her Dutch plaits with a bobby pin

And that’s it! Now that you know how to braid hair easily, it would be so easy to style your hair when you want or need to. Just remember that styling goes side by side with proper caring for your hair, so make sure to also be mindful of maintaining your hair’s strength and moisture before and after braiding.

Next read: Getting married soon? Braiding your hair for your big day can be a sophisticated and modern way to upgrade your whole bridal look. Check out these wedding hair braids to see which one you could sport on your special day!


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