How to Braid Long Hair: Three Different Hairstyles You Must Try Now

Create unique braided hairstyles by learning how to braid long hair three different ways!
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Braids are perfect for long hair because they keep it in place even when you’re busy. You might have worn almost every type of braid at least once in your life. But if you’re looking for more braided hairstyles to try, check out this tutorial on how to braid long hair.

Amaze people with your long hair in a reverse braid! It’s unconventional and definitely a scene-stealer.

Step 1

Prep your hair

Frequent braiding can cause breakage and hair fall. For these tutorials, use a shampoo that helps reduce falling hair like Dove Hairfall Rescue Shampoo and pair it with Dove Hairfall Rescue Conditioner.

how to braid long hair: girl is holding a bottle of her shampoo
Step 2

Spritz! Spritz!

Give your hair some grip by spraying TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray all over your hair. It keeps flyaways at bay and leaves your hair smooth. 

how to braid long hair: Girl is spritzing her hair
Step 3

Gather sections of hair

Take two small sections of hair from each side and combine them just below your chin.  

how to braid long hair: Girl is holding two sections of her hair for braiding
Step 4

Add more hair

Take another small section of hair from your right side and cross it under the middle section under your chin.

Girl is braiding her hair
Step 5

Take a section of hair from the left

Gather another small section of hair from your left side and cross it under the new middle section.

how to braid long hair: Girl's braid is getting longer
Step 6

Continue the process

Repeat the braiding steps by crossing the right section again below the middle section. Do this until your braid reaches the tips of your hair.

how to braid long hair: Girl is braiding her hair and has reached the tip
Step 7

Secure your braid

Tie the tip of your braid with a clear elastic.

Girl is tying her braid with an elastic
Step 8

Flip it!

This step needs the utmost care because your braids are delicate. Carefully flip your hair all the way to the back of your head.

Girl is showing how she reverses her braid
Step 9

Spray again

Spritz hairspray all over your hair again to get rid of flyaway and frizz. Insert baby’s breath on your braids to jazz it up and make it more appealing.

how to braid long hair: Girl is spritzing her hair with hairspray
Step 10

Hello there, fabulous!

How do you like your unique braid? Wear it to work, to a party, or at home to look and feel good all day.

Asian woman with braided long hair wearing a red blouse

Combining braids and hair bun is perfect if you’re expecting a busy day ahead. The bun keeps hair off your neck and back while the braids give it a nice and sweet accent.

Step 1

Braid a section of hair

Take a small section of hair from the right side and divide it into three sections.

how to braid long hair: girl is showing how she makes a small braid on her hair
Step 2

Braid it

Put this section into a three-strand braid and secure the tips with a clear elastic.

girl is tying her braid with an elastic
Step 3

Do it on the left side

After making a braid on the right side, repeat the steps in making a braid on the left side.

how to braid long hair: Girl is braiding the other side of her head
Step 4

Bring the braids together

Gather the two braids together and put them at the back of your head. Tie them with another elastic while removing the two elastics that held the braids individually.

Girl's back view is seen to show her tying the two braids together.
Step 6

Braid them together

Then, braid them together with the rest of your long hair. 

Girl's back view shows her braiding the rest of her hair together with the other two braids.
Step 7

Secure with an elastic

Tie the end of your braid with a clear elastic.

Girl is tying the tip of her braid
Step 8

Spray

Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray all over your braided long hair to tame frizz. Then, pull the sides of your bigger braid to make it look fuller.

how to braid long hair: Girl's back view reveals her spraying her hair with hairspray
Step 9

Make a bun

Roll the braid up to form a bun and secure with bobby pins.

Girl is rolling her hair up in bun
Step 10

Voila!

Say hello to your beautiful braids with bun and newfound skills on how to braid long hair!

how to braid long hair: Girl looks fab with her braids and bun
Step 11

Tip: Make this your WFH look!

Nail that virtual pitch with your client with a smart and professional look like this. It’s simple with a bit of personality thrown in, thanks to the braid.

Asian woman with an updo wearing a red blouse

Want a dainty look? Go for the headband braid. It’s a great way to keep hair off your face while still letting you flaunt your long hair. It’s also great for daytime parties or even when you just want to look fab at home.

 

Step 1

Create a braid

Take a small section of hair from one side of your head and put it into a three-strand braid. 

Girl is tying an elastic on her braid
Step 2

Repeat

Take another section of hair on the other side and braid it. Secure the tips with an elastic.

Girl's hands are focused as she ties her braid with an elastic
Step 3

Create your headband

Start making your headband braid from the right side by making a gap at the base of your braid and putting a small section of hair into it.

#tip: Clip the end of the section that you’re pulling into the gap to make it easier to insert.

how to braid long hair: Girl is creating a gap on her hair and pulls a section of hair through it
Step 4

Continue the process

Keep pulling hair into the gaps until you reach the ear level.

Girl is looping her braid
Step 5

Repeat on the other side

Do steps 4 and 5 on the other side of your head.

how to braid long hair: Girl is pulling a section of hair through the gap
Step 6

Tie the braids

Bring the two headband braids to the back of your head and secure with a clear elastic. Remove the individual elastics from the braids.

How to braid long hair: girl's back view is shown to reveal how the hair looks from this angle
Step 7

Spray

Give your hair a nice and sleek finish by spritzing TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to tame frizz and flyaways.

Girl is showing how she sprays hairspray
Step 8

Accessorize

Place a nice gemmed pin on your braids to give it an elegant touch.

Girl placed a gemmed clip on her hair
Step 9

All done!

Try this simple but sweet look when working remotely or having a romantic dinner date at home.

Asian woman with a braided half updo wearing a red blouse

Braids are classic hairstyles. And if you know how to braid long hair, you can experiment with different braided looks. Now, go on and try these hairstyles!

 

 

 

 

 

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