Once you’ve discovered how to make two French braids, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without this does-it-all hairstyle!
What you’ll need
Anyone who’s ever rocked two French braids will surely agree with us when we say: they’re pretty much the Superwoman of hairstyles. Weather, workout and all around life-proof, it’s a look that every girl should have up her sleeve.
Now, we know that braids can be a little intimidating if you’re a beginner, but don’t be put off. They’re nowhere near as intricate as they look and as with anything, practice makes perfect. We’ve broken the process down into six simple stages to show you how to make two French braids like a pro! So, grab your comb and your hair ties, and let’s get braiding.
Prep your hair.
Editor’s tip: For any natural-haired ladies out there looking to learn how to do French braids, skip the texturising spray and instead apply a nourishing oil through your ends before styling. We’re fans of the TRESemmé Oleo Radiance Oil Elixir as it’s formulated to help hydrate your strands and fend off frizz.
Create a centre parting.
Divide your hair into 3 sections.
Begin French braiding.
From here, all you need to do is take up more hair from the surrounding area, pulling it into the braid as you go.
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Complete your plait.
Now repeat on the other half of your hair and secure your two French braids in place with a hairband. Using a hair tie that’s clear or matches your hair colour will help to give a cleaner look.
Editor’s tip: We suggest finishing your braid a couple of inches from the ends of your hair. Not only will this stop the bottom of your braids from looking straggly, it will also reduce any chances of your style falling out.
A flawless finish.
Editor’s tip: If you’ve got layered hair, spray some hairspray onto your fingers and use it to set down any flyaways that may have escaped from your braid.
Found this ‘how to do French braids’ tutorial helpful, and now need more styles to try your hand at? Then head over to our Braids page pronto. There you’ll find an abundance of style guides, including this gorgeous half-up French fishtail braid!
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