If you have long and beautiful hair, you have no worries except to keep it untangled and managed properly. You like to flaunt your hairs by letting them untied. But, it is always safer to tie your hair in an attractive way that can grab others' attention towards you. And if you do a French braid, it is sure going to be noticed. Also, doing a braid is rather simple. Doing a French braid is not at all complicated as it seems to be. If you have the patience to practice, you will have a set of perfect braids to show off at your work place or wherever you go. Here’s how you can get your French braid done on your own.
Complexity Level: Basic
Time Required: 10-15 minutes
3. Bobby pins
4. Hair setting products (if required)
1. Get the hair ready
1. How to make French braids tighter?
To make the French braids tighter, you need to make sure that your hair is not too slippery. If they are, apply some hair setting products like mousse or styling gel. The note to make your braids tighter is by holding the braids closely to the scalp and securing them rightly with your fingers. Pull each strand while braiding as this will help you to get a neat plait.
2. Are there any variations of doing a French braid?
There are plenty of variations. You can also find out by yourself. One method is by doing the process inside out. That will make your braids stand out. This is also done with a lot of practice. Another variation is by letting go of the strand that you need to add to by taking a new strand and adding it to the old one. This will make the strand fall down and appear like it wasn’t being used for the plait. But, this method is not feasible if you want your braids tight. You can even braid up till the nape of your neck and tie the rest of the loose hair into a pony instead of braiding it till the bottom.
1. Untangling helps you to get your strands easily. If hair is knotted, you’ll only end up getting more tangles in your hair.
2. Add ribbons of different colors within your strands to get a trendier look.
3. Make sure the added strands are always of the same amount. Else each section will look different as the size may differ and the whole braid may look messy.
4. Use a good hair spray after you braid to avoid loose hair. Else secure loose hair with bobby pins.
5. If you’ve done 3 or 4 sections and still haven’t reached the nape of your neck and you got tired, it is fine. You can secure the braided hair with a scrunchy and leave the rest of the hair open.
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