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How to French Braid your own hair


How to French Braid your own hair

How to French Braid your own hair

If you are on this page, then it is obvious you want to know how to French Braid your own hair. I have written various articles about braiding, so in case you want to take a look at them, you can click this link.  In other for you to French braid your hair, you must fully understand what French braid is all about.

How to French Braid your own hair


French braid, which is also known as a French plait, is another type of braid hairstyle. Unlike the Dutch braid and fishtail braid, It first appeared in the year 1871, and one of its unique features is that you can plait it or braid it personally without the assistant of a third party.

The French braid is a classic hairstyle, but sometimes it may seem complicated if you are not familiar with it, but I guarantee you that it is one of the most straightforward hairstyles.

There are two types of a French braid, the classic French braid (which we are going to talk about in this post) and the French lace braid.

Without any further ado, let me show you the steps on how to French braid your own hair.

Process of French Braiding

The first step to take is to prepare your hair, and you can do this by brushing it in other to make it smooth and soft. You don’t just brush your hair in any direction; you must brush it backward, starting from your forehead.

The state of your hair during braiding does not matter, but make sure you wash your hair before French braiding.

The second step to take after preparing your hair is to section it. Note that you are to section it into big chunks which wideness is generally between 3 to 4 inches. This step is very critical because it is paving the way for the next level.

The third step is to separate the chunk in step two into three pieces. If you are familiar with our usual traditional braids, you will agree with me that they are segmented into three sections in other to create their pattern, so it is for French Braid. These three pieces must be even, no one should be more or less than the other, and this can will achieve by driving your fingers right through the chunks.

Traditional Braiding

Once you are through with the separation of the chunk, you have no other choice other than your traditional braiding.  To do this, you must be sure that you position your hands in the right way, one-pieces of the chunk in one hand, and the other two on the second hand. After placing your hands the way it should be, you cross the right pieces of the chunk to center and the left section of the chunk to the center. You have to do this over and over again.

In the process, you ought to bring the other pieces of hair in the braiding, and this can be done by grabbing some hair from the other side of your head and add it to the chunk piece you are about to cross over from right or left to the center. Ensure you focus more on the hairs that are near your neck and face. Do not concentrate on hairs that are in the center.

In conclusion

With these techniques, I am sure and very confident that you have known how to French braid your hair. So why don’t you go out and practice it out yourself? If you have any questions, kindly reach out to me in the comment section.