Tutorial: How to Create Side Braids for Long Hair

Serena Norr | 18 June 2016
side braids for long hair

Take it to the side for this easy style.

The heat is on this summer, which can be amazing for some fun in the sun, but kind of annoying when you have long hair. If cutting your hair it isn’t an option, consider trying a new hairstyle to vary up your hair. One of our favorite styles is side braids for long hair where you can swept your hair to your favored side for an effortlessly look. While there are tons of iterations of the braid out there (like one of our favorites, the fishtail), we also love the look of the basic, yet not-so-basic simple braid. In only seven easy steps, you can create this easy look for summer. No cutting required. Read on to learn how you can master this look today.

How to Create Side Braids for Long Hair

Side Braids for Long Hair start clean

Start with clean hair.

Start clean before you create your braid by using a wash and care system that’s designed for your hair type. Try the Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture 2-1 Shampoo and Conditioner that can work to clean your hair, making it soft and smooth and ready for styling.




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Bring hair to one side.

Collect all of your long hair and bring it to your preferred side.


Side Braids for Long Hair hold hair

Use hair serum.

Use a dollop of hair serum like the Suave Biotin Infusion Anti-Breakage Serum to smooth out any frizz or flyaways.



side braids for long hair create braid

Create sections

Part your hair into three even sections. Take the last part and cross it over the middle section. Then, take the front part and cross in over the middle section. Repeat.

side braids for long hair criss cross

Continue with the criss cross pattern.

Repeat the criss-cross braided pattern until you get to the end of your hair.

side braids for long hair secure

Secure with a hair tie.

Secure your braid with a hair tie or elastic band.

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You're done!

And that’s it! Rock one of the easiest styles this summer that takes minutes to master!

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