How to: Relaxed Rope Braid Ponytail With a Zigzag Parting

Shonagh Scott
by Shonagh Scott
5 Materials
10 Minutes

Today I have this really pretty relaxed rope braid ponytail with a zigzag parting to show you, that is super easy to do.

Follow along as I walk you through step-by-step!

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Tools and materials:

  • Comb
  • Dry shampoo
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastic
  • Hair tie
Applying dry shampoo

1. Comb hair

Comb the length of your hair, adding a little bit of dry shampoo to the root since this helps the hair to hold the style a little bit better.

Clipping hair

2. Separate bangs

Before you create the parting, take out your fringe or your bangs so that you've got some texture and shape around the front and then just pin them out the way.

Parting hair

3. Make a parting

Now we’re going to create a rope braid with a zigzag parting. Begin by forming a small diagonal triangle at the front like so.

Creating rope braid

4. Create rope braid

Then, create a second section about two finger widths apart.

Wrap the top section over the bottom one and twist them to create the first rope in your braid.

Creating rope braid

5. Continue

Continue to intertwine them by twisting one over the other. Then repeat this on the other side of your hair.

Tying hair

6. Tie with elastic

Once you've twisted the two sections, each reaching to the crown of your head, tie them off with a clear elastic. 

Releasing bangs

7. Release bangs

Let your bangs down at the front as well as a few other tendrils of hair, take all of your remaining hair, swoop that up towards the crown of the head, and tie it off.

Zigzag hair part ponytail

Zigzag hair part ponytail

And that's the rope braid ponytail with zigzag parting complete. I love the texture that this rope braid creates on the top of my head.

This hairstyle may seem intricate, but as I've demonstrated, it's surprisingly easy to achieve.

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Suggested materials:
  • Comb
  • Dry shampoo
  • Bobby pins
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