8 Simple steps in Making a Rope Braid

All Things Hair Team | 12 December 2018
Rope braid: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long black hair in rope braid wearing a yellow shirt and denim jacket
5 minutes Style Easy

Good news, hairstyling newbies! Look super chic with this super easy braid: the rope braid. Read on to learn how to make one.

Are you a hairstyling newbie? Are you having trouble making braids, even a basic three-strand one? Don’t worry, we got you, girl. Braiding your own hair can be challenging. You can’t see the back of your head, so crossing over several sections of hair can be difficult. It doesn’t help, too, when you’re in a hurry. Fortunately, the rope braid is here to make your life easier. You don’t to weave several sections of hair anymore to create a pretty braid. Here’s how to do it.

Rope braid: Asian girl with long black hair wearing a yellow shirt against a red background
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Start strong

If you often tie or braid your hair, your tresses might be prone to breakage due to the constant pulling and friction. Use Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo and Sunsilk Strong & Long Conditioner to keep your hair healthy and strong, especially if you’re growing out your hair.

 

Rope braid: Asian woman with long black hair wearing a yellow shirt brushing her hair against a red background
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Brush hair

Get a paddle brush and gently brush your hair to remove tangles. Start with your tips first. Once these are tangle-free, you can smoothly brush your hair from the roots to the tips.

Rope braid: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long black hair wearing a yellow shirt spraying dry shampoo on her hair
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Spray dry shampoo

Spritz TONI&GUY Matte Texture Dry Shampoo on your roots to give your hair extra volume. Make sure you spray even to the inner sections of your hair.

 

Rope braid: Back shot of Asian woman braiding her long black hair against a red background
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Section and twist

Take a small section of hair on both sides (near your eyebrows) and divide this into two smaller sections. Then, combine these two small sections by twisting them together.

Rope braid: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long black hair wearing a yellow shirt braiding her hair
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Just keep twisting

Continue twisting the two sections, adding more hair as you go along. The rope braid should run from the crown of your head up to your tips. When done, secure the braid with an elastic.

Rope braid: Asian woman with long black hair wearing a yellow shirt spritzing hairpsray on her braid
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Time for hairspray

Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to get rid of frizz and tiny, stray hair strands. Focus your spraying on the rope braid to create a neat finish.

 

Rope braid: Back shot of an Asian woman with long black hair wearing a yellow shirt fixing her braid
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Add volume

Make your braid look fuller and thicker by pulling the sides. Do it slowly and gently so the braid won’t unravel.

Rope braid: Asian woman with long black hair in a rope braid wearing a yellow shirt outdoors
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Done!

Put your hair in a rope braid when you want to something chic but easy for your hair. You can make this ‘do your weekend hairstyle when you want to explore the city. Be comfortable as you discover quaint shopping haunts or grab a bite on newly opened restaurants. You can wear a rope braid to class as well, so your hair won’t bother you as you concentrate and take notes.

Get the products you need for this pretty hairstyle by using the following links:
Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo
Sunsilk Strong & Long Conditioner
TONI&GUY Matte Texture Dry Shampoo
TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

See? No sweat, right? All it takes is a few twists to create a rope braid. This just proves that chic hairstyles don’t have to be complicated, and anyone is capable of styling her hair.

Next read: Now that you’ve mastered the rope braid, it’s time to explore other hairstyles. Check out these easy braids for long hair, and have fun experimenting with each ‘do.

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