Easy Long Knotless Braids With Beads Tutorial

Just Michelle
by Just Michelle
7 Materials
4 Hours

Today, I’m showing you how to do knotless braids on yourself. I did these long knotless braids with beads on my own hair for the first time ever, and I’m going to show you the steps I took. Let’s jump into it.

Tools and materials:

  • Braiding hair 
  • Hair gel
  • Mousse
  • Rubber brands
  • Beads
  • Bead feeder
  • Comb
Parting the hair

1. Part your hair

Start off by parting your hair. I part my hair from the front to the back. Remember to apply gel to each section.

Dividing the braiding hair

2. Divide the braiding hair

Divide your section of braiding hair into four additional sections going from thin to thick.

Make sure the first one is really thin because this is the transition from your real hair to the braiding hair. 

Braiding the hair

2. Start braiding your actual hair

Start by braiding your actual hair.

Divide your part into three sections like you would a three-strand braid. Braid about 2-3 times, then stop.

Adding braiding hair

3. Add a section of braiding hair to your hair

Once you finish braiding your real hair, add the smallest strand of braiding hair into the braid.

Do this by taking the strand to the left side and putting it through the middle of the braid, so the strand goes from the outer side into the center.

Braiding the hair

4. Braid down

After the braiding hair has entered the middle, just continue braiding like you would a three-strand braid.

Then the process just repeats. Feed in the hair and braid it down.

Applying mousse

5. Apply mousse

After you’re finished braiding, apply mousse to the roots of your braids.

Attaching beads

6. Attach beads

Use a bead feeder to add beads to the tails of your braids.

Tying off the braid

7. Tie off

Tie off your braids with a small rubber band.

Completed long knotless braids with beads

Long knotless braids with beads

Here are the finished braids! I absolutely love how they look.

Let me know what you think about this tutorial on how to do your own knotless braids in the comments down below.

Products used:

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  • Hair gel
  • Mousse
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  • Kathy Kathy on Nov 30, 2022

    How long at a time can you wear this? Does it damage your hair? Looks nice.