Easy Hair Tutorial: How to Create a Gorgeous 6-strand Braid

by Unorthodoll
2 Materials
15 Minutes

It’s time to take your hair braids to the next level!

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to do a 6-strand braid. I’ll be illustrating the technique using strands of fabric as I find that this is the best way to demonstrate how to do the braid.

Grab some fabric strands and follow along!

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Tools and materials:

  • Ribbon or string
  • Hair tie
Separating strands

1. Separate strands

Start by sticking the top of the fabric strands to a flat surface and then separate them into two equal sections.


2. Weave outside strand

Grab the outside strand of one of the sections. Then weave it inwards, over, then under.


3. Bring to other side

Add that strand to the other section.


4. Repeat on other side

Now grab the outside strand of the other section and weave it inwards - under, over, and then under.

Then add that strand to the other section.


5. Repeat

Continue to repeat this process, taking the outer strand from the opposite section, weaving it inwards, and then adding it to the other section.

Pulling on strands

6. Pull on strands

As you go, pull on each strand to tighten it. Also, flatten the braid to make it wider.

6-strand braid

This is what the braid will look like.

Creating 6-strand braid on hair

Now it’s time to do the same process but this time on your hair!

7. Separate hair

Start by separating six pieces of hair into two equal sections.

Creating 6-strand braid on hair

8. Weave hair

Grab the outside piece of one section, then weave inwards - over, then under and then add it to the other section.

Creating 6-strand braid on hair

9. Repeat

Repeat the whole process, as we did before with the fabric strands.

Creating 6-strand braid on hair

10. Tighten

Ensure that you hold each piece separately and you pull on them to tighten them.

6-strand braid

6-strand braid 

Here is the finished 6-strand braid. I love how intricate it looks with all of the different strands.

If you find it a bit difficult the first time you do it, I encourage you to persevere because practice makes perfect, and once you get the hang of it, it’s very straightforward.

Give this hairstyle a go for yourself!

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Suggested materials:
  • Ribbon or string
  • Hair tie

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