Braiding Basics: You're Finally Going to Learn How to Braid (and French Braid!) Your Hair

I'm breaking it down for you in this easy-to-follow video.
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I'm breaking it down for you in this easy-to-follow video.

Braiding is a staple haircare skill for me. It probably stems from the fact that I hate having my hair touch my neck (when I was little, I was never fussy about eating broccoli or anything like that; it was just ANYONE touching my hair) so I end up braiding my hair a few days a week.

I recently shared my go-to summer braid to keep things cool and cute, and I found out that braiding may not exactly be a life skill that everyone has. Like, I don’t know how I could live without, but apparently people live happy and successful lives without their hair being braided.

But today, I’m going to drop a knowledge bomb on you to teach you step-by-step how to do a three-strand braid and a French braid. So prepare your follicles—it’s about to get a little knotty!

Braiding is such a fun way to change up your hair look. I hope you give it a try and show us how it goes!

  • If you are a seasoned hair braider, how often do you wear braids?
  • What other hairstyles are staples for you?
  • How long did it take you to feel like you really mastered braiding?