French Rope Braid Step by Step Instructions

If you want to try to make a French Rope Braid, it would be best to learn the French Braid first, and the regular Rope Braid. You may also need an extra pair of hands. Don't worry, with a little practice the final result should look something like this.

Here's what a French Rope Braid looks like.

French Rope Braid

1. To start, take a section from the top of the head as if you were going to make a French Braid. Separate this section into three strands of hair. Bring the right strand over the middle and then the left strand over the middle.

French Rope Braid Step 1

2. Hold all 3 strands in your left hand. (Make sure you keep them separate) Gather a small even section from the right side and add it to the right strand.

French Rope Braid Step 2

3. Now you are going to start to wind this strand to the right.

French Rope Braid Step 3
4. Next, change all of the strands over to the right hand while being careful not to mix strands or unravel the twist. French Rope Braid Step 4

5. Now gather another section from the left side and add it to the left strand.

French Rope Braid Step 5

6. Wind the strand to the right. This is when you may need an extra set of hands.

French Rope Braid Step 6

7. With your left hand bring the wound right strand over to the left. Now, the right twist is now left. The left twist is in the middle and the other strand is on the right ready to have hair added to it.

French Rope Braid Step 7

8. You are going to repeat steps 2 thru 4 until all of the hair is caught in this braid.

French Rope Braid Step 8

Finish off with a Rope Braid and fasten with an elastic.

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