Braid is a braid. And it is called by different names – loose braids, poetic justice braids (justice of a different nature, I suppose), box braids (thankfully there’s no dishum dishum), single braids. My God the braid vocabulary is growing by the seams, but sounds interesting anyway. Oh, there is one more, grungy braid (which has no connection with holding grudges). Celebs such as Uma Thurman has sported a braid so you know the cross universal appeal of Braid 101.
There are so many ways to part and braid your hair in style, that you would lose count. So keep braiding and enjoy every minute of it as we take you through Braid 101 (it’s not James Band 007 so relax).
Before starting out making the braid of your choice, do make sure to straighten your hair first as they are easy to manage. That you can do by spraying your hair with some water and bingo you can now start your way to getting braided hairstyle.
It might look complicated but it isn’t. There are just two sections of hair. All you need to do is pull sections from the outside and keep crossing it over into the opposite side. Simple and effortless it is, what say? Look at the diagram below.
In order to create it, keep one thing in your mind. You are making a traditional braid at the top of your head and then working your way down in completing it. Have a look at the way it should be done and you will know how peppy Miss French you will come out to be.
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Also called the ‘Inside Out’ Braid, the Dutch braid is when you have to get your hands to cross the hair ‘over’ each other instead of ‘under’ each other.
Now this one is easy to create. All you need to do is to create two braided pigtails and pin them over the crown of the head, something like how a headband looks when it is put atop the head. This braided hairstyle is easier for the beginners and is perfect for a party or casual date.
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As in the name, you need to take three sections of hair and keep juggling them by passing on section from either side in an alternate way. Though it might spin you for a minute but you will be able to complete it in a few minutes.
In this technique, you need to tie your hair off to one side with an elastic band. Divide your hair into four parts – a, b, c and d. First cross A over B, then A under C, D under A and D over C. Keep doing it until you have braided your pony.
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This romantic type braid has a whimsical feel to it. It gives you a feeling as if most of the hair is running down. In order to get it, take a small section of hair around the temple region, then go about braiding it. Drop one piece from the braid and pick another lock of hair. As a matter of fact, keep braiding and keep dropping the next lock of hair. It’s like picking a piece of your hair and then braiding it. Repeat this cycle to get the desired results.
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Now that you have seen some rocking braided hairstyles, go ahead and say hi to the guy you were admiring all this while dressed in Braid 101!