Tutorial: How To Create a Four-Strand Braid

Alyssa François | 28 June 2016

A braid that looks complex, but is actually easy to create!

As the braid trend continues to make its rounds in hair beauty world, braided hairstyles are beginning to get a little bit more creative, and well complex in appearance. The complex look of a cool braid shouldn’t deter you from trying it out. Any type of braid you want is possible to do. The four-strand braid is one of the newest styles that’s on the forefront of the braids trend. This braid is a very thick and dimensional and the style kind of looks like a French braid. So, instead of three strands, you’ll need four. Read on to find out how you can create this super creative and dreamy braid on your hair.

Easy Way To Create a Four-Strand Braid

blonde woman wears four strand braid outside
The four strand braid has a nice dreamy feel to it. Wear this style to any occasion on your calendar this season.

Step 1: Refresh hair then part your hair how you want it to be styled.

The first thing you’ll want to do is refresh hair with a dry shampoo if needed. Try Nexxus Dry Shampoo Refreshing Mist then part your hair the way you want it to be styled. Part hair down the center for a playful look, or to the side for a more sexy appeal. Gather your hair up into a low ponytail and secure with a hair tie. Brush the ends of the hair to detangle before starting your four strand braid.

Step 2: Divide your hair into four sections.

To begin your four-strand braid, you’ll need to divide your hair into four sections. To make the process easier, from right to left, mentally label the strands with numbers one through four.

Step 3: Criss-cross your strands.

Take strand number three and place it on strand one. Gather hair from that section then cross it over strand four.

Step 4: Grab and cross your hair

Grab hair from section one and cross it over strand three.

Step 5: Turn your hair over and cross.

Turn your hand over and cross section two over section four and tighten.

Step 6: Repeat.

Repeat the same steps until you get to the end of the braids and pull hair ends upward to tighten the braid as needed.

Step 7: Secure with an elastic band.

When you get to the ends of your hair, secure the ends with an elastic band. Smooth your hair with some serum or oil. Place a small amount (a dime-sized amount should do) onto the base of your hair and along your ponytail, for added shine. Try out Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil whose formula can give your hair a silky shine then follow-up with a Dove Style + Care Extra Hold Hairspray to set your look in place.

blonde woman wears four strand braid outside

Have you tried this four-strand braid out on your hair?