How to Make a Basic Braid Easy Braiding Tutorial

I have had long hair almost my whole life, yet there are a couple of these braids like the Princess Anne Braid and the French Rope Braid that I haven't tried before. I learned how to French Braid by myself.

To learn how to braid, it helps to know the basic braid, which is on this page. Familiarity with the Basic braid will help you in accomplishing these braids with ease. For best results on a Basic braid, pull hair into a tight ponytail.

1. Separate the ponytail into 3 equal strands. Hold 2 strands in your right hand with your palm facing up. Hold the third strand in your left hand.

basic braid step 1

2. Turn your right hand over so your palm is now facing down. This makes the right strand now in the middle and the middle strand on the right.

Basic braid step 2

3. Switch hands and hold right strand in the right hand and the middle strand and left strands in the left hand with palm facing up. Turn your left hand until your palm is facing down.

Basic braid step 3

Repeat steps 1 thru 3 until there is no hair available to braid. Fasten with an elastic.

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