How to Make French Braid Hairstyles

The French braids hairstyle is quite sophisticated and versatile at the same time, being well suited for a laid back every day look and for more formal events as well. Even though it may seem quite complicated to pull off, don’t fret, since this look is relatively easy to obtain with a bit of practice and patience.

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The Simple French Braid requires a rather simple technique, involving the grabbing of three strands of hair from the top of the head and crossing the right strand over the middle one, then crossing the left one over the middle one. Simple enough, right? The hard part is moving all the strands to your left hand while keeping them separated, and then adding a new strand of hair from the right side over the rightmost strand. This new strand needs to be crossed over the middle, followed by pulling the middle one to the right. The rest of the process requires you to repeat this procedure for the left side of your head, then moving back to the right side and so on until you obtain a Simple French Braid.

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The Dutch Braid or the inverted French braid is a bit more complicated, so you should make sure you are familiar with creating a Simple French Braid before you attempt the Dutch version. Assuming that you are ready, you can start by choosing three strands of hair from the top of the head, right above the ear and bring the side strands under the middle one, reversing the process for the French braid. Once you get familiar with this style as well, you can experiment with various hairstyles and spice things up with Dutch braid swirls or Dutch braid buns.

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