Perfect your French plait skills in a flash with our easy, French braid tutorial.
A classic French plait is similar to a basic 3-strand braid, except instead of bringing all of the hair together at the nape of the neck, French braids start higher up at the crown and more hair is added in as the hair is braided.
Believe it or not, learning how to French braid your own hair is actually a lot easier than you might think – all you need is an expertly crafted and easy-to-follow guide. So, ahead we’ve put together a really simple how-to, so you can perfect your technique! Trust us, after reading our 6 step, French Braid tutorial, you’ll be able to French plait like a total pro.
Just scroll down to discover the secrets to braiding your own hair, now!
Use a dry shampoo.
Section the hair.
Weave in hair as you go.
Do this until you reach the nape of your neck.
Swap to a three-strand braid.
Secure the plait by tying it with a hairband.
Spray and secure.
If you have any stray flyaways, smooth the hair down with your hand after you use the hairspray to lock your strands in place.
And you’re done! You now know exactly how to French braid your own hair. Amp up the look by adding a blinged-out hair accessory or try putting your own twist on this classic braid.