To do a basic braid simply break your hair into three sections. Next, take an outside section and move it to the middle. Then take the opposite section and move it to the middle. Continue this process until you have reached the bottom of your braid.
The french braid is like a basic braid, except you will want to collect more hair from the outside and add it to an outside section before moving it over the middle section to the middle. Continue this method until you reach the bottom of your braid. Once you master the french braid, you can do french braid side ponytails by taking smaller pieces from one side than the other. You can even do french braid pigtails!
If you can french braid you will have an easier grasp on the dutch braid. The dutch braid is essentially the same, except you must move the outside sections underneath the middle section to the middle instead of over the middle section. Continue the dutch braid until you reach the bottom. You can also create a side dutch braid ponytail or pigtail dutch braids just like you would with a french braid.
For the fishtail braid you only need two sections. Take a small piece from the outside of the right section and cross it over to the left section. Then take a small outer piece from the left section and cross it over to the right section. Continue taking small outer pieces and adding them to the opposite sections. Once you develop your skills for the fishtail braid you can even do it in the same manner that you would a french braid by starting at the top and gathering hair as you get near the bottom.
There are only two sections involved in a rope braid as well as the fishtail braid. For the rope braid break your hair into two sections and twist them individually in one direction. Next, wrap them around each other in the opposite direction that you are twisting the individual pieces in. This is a fun and unique braid that is cute as a regular ponytail, a side ponytail, or even pigtails.
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I will be uploading a hair tutorial shortly on these basic braiding skills to my Youtube Channel.
Now that you have learned these basic braiding skills, think of all of the possible styles you can create using braids! The possibilities are endless...