Braids have to be the most versatile of hairdos! They can be worn up, down, or on the side and can go fancy or informal. Plus, they’re generally pretty easy to do, and they look good even when they’re messy. Say no more, right? So here we bring the easiest braids that you can learn to make in a couple of minutes.
French Braid – The French braid is the first braid you’ll probably try that continuously incorporates strands of hair into a three-strand braid. Each time you pass hair over the center strand, you’re going to grab more hair and add it in. That’s why you get that patterned appearance where the hair looks like it’s been pulled from the sides.
Fish Tail – This look is created by separating your hair into two sections. The technique consists of taking one strand from underneath one of the sections, and passing it over to the other. You repeat this on both sides continuously to get the pattern demonstrated in the picture above. It helps to tie your hair off in a ponytail first so that you can practice with controlled sections of hair.
Rope Braid – First, put your hair into a ponytail and create two sections, and twist each one in the same direction. Then, cross the two sections over each other and secure it at the ends with an elastic band. Pro tip: Keep pomade on your fingertips to keep any stray strands in place, and use hairspray to lock your style in.
Spiral Braid – Gather all the hair at the crown and start French braiding counterclockwise in a circular motion across the front of your hairline, down the left side of your head, around the nape of your neck, and ending up on the right side. Finish by tucking the ends of your hair into the braid along your hairline to conceal it.
Big Voluminous Braid – Start by curling your hair and teasing it at the hairline and crown to create major volume. Then, pull your hair over to the desired side and begin French braiding it, taking sections of varied thicknesses to make it appear thicker. Continue this technique to the ends, and then secure your style with an elastic band and hairspray.
Don’t lose heart if they are not perfect in one go. Practice daily and eventually you might do some wonders with your hair.