Hair Tutorial: Cute and Easy Braid Hack

by Laineymariebeauty
3 Materials
5 Minutes

Today, I'm here to show you a braid hack that I think is SO neat. This braid hack is going to be great for those who have trouble braiding or are beginners.

This fake braid looks like a mix between a fishtail, regular braid, and pull through braid. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Hair brush
  • 2 stretchy hair ties
  • 1 clear hair elastic
Regular, 3 strand braid

Here is a regular, 3 strand braid that I’m showing you for comparison.

1. Brush and split

Brush out any knots and bring your hair to one side.

Brushing hair

Then split the hair into 2 equal sections. Make sure they are even!

Splitting hair

2. Tie each section

Next, tie each section with the hair ties just below your ear, just tight enough so that the hair stays in place.

Tying hair

3. Weave the inner section through the outer section

Grab the outside section, furthest from your face:

Holding hair

Create an opening, right above that hair tie and stick your fingers through it.

Creating opening

Then take the other section of hair and pull it right through the opening.

Pulling hair through opening

Pulling hair through opening

4. Repeat

Continue this process, pulling down the hair tie even lower, making a hole, and pulling the other strand through, until you reach the end of your hair.

The hair ties are likely to get loose toward the bottom since there is less hair, so just tighten them when necessary.

Securing fake braid

5. Secure and perfect

At this point, simply pull off the hair ties, pinch the bottom, then secure the end with a clear, hair elastic.

Securing fake braid

Pull gently at each section to add more volume to the braid. The end result looks like a cross between a pull through braid and a fishtail.

Now you tell me, are you team “three strand braid” or team “braid hack”?

Easy braid hack

Easy braid hack

This quick braid hack is an easy option if you struggle with the traditional braid. It eliminates the struggle of holding a bunch of sections of hair as you go, plus the method is repetitive.

Let me know in the comments below if you try out this braid hack.

For more hair content, check out my post on a Super Easy 5-minute Hairstyle.

Suggested materials:
  • Hair brush
  • 2 stretchy hair ties
  • 1 clear hair elastic

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