An inverted fishtail braid is similar to a basic 3-strand braid, except you divide your hair into two equal sections that you Dutch braid ( i.e by crossing strands underneath, instead of over as you would with a French braid) to create a cool 3D effect.
What you’ll need
We know what you’re thinking: a normal fishtail braid is tricky enough to master, so never mind an inverted fishtail braid (AKA a Dutch fishtail braid), right? Well, not quite. Here at All Things Hair, we believe any hairstyle is achievable – with a little guidance, that is. Discover our simple inverted fishtail braid tutorial, below, and you’ll be able to master this beautiful ‘do in no time. The real question is: where will you wear it?
Create a ponytail.
Divide your ponytail.
Begin your braid.
Bring this piece of hair to join the opposite section. This weaving motion will create the inverted effect you require. Repeat this process on the other side.
And don’t worry if you don’t see the effect straight away – you’ll need to braid for several moments before you see the inverted fishtail take shape.
Secure your braid.
For a perfectly undone and textured look, pull out a couple of tendrils near your temples – it’ll help make the hairstyle look relaxed and effortlessly laid-back.
Just use your thumb and your index finger to gently pinch and pull each section of your braid to tease the weave. See, you’ve now learnt how to make an inverted fishtail plait even fuller!
Finish with hairspray.
This hairspray has an ultra-fine holding complex that will help hold your style, while still maintaining natural movement.
We know, we’ve inspired you to try your hand at other plaiting styles, right? Well if you’ve mastered this inverted fishtail braid tutorial, head on over to our Braids page, where loads more looks await you.