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How to weave beautiful braids: 6 options of varying difficulty
How to weave beautiful braids: 6 options of varying difficulty

Weaving braids is not that difficult. The main thing is to grasp the basics. The most convenient way to do this is by video tutorials. We have selected six different braids for you and ranked the videos in ascending order of difficulty.

How to weave beautiful braids: 6 options of varying difficulty
How to weave beautiful braids: 6 options of varying difficulty

Why is it worth braiding

  1. The braid retains a beautiful and tidy appearance for a long time. The weave is not afraid of wind or moisture, does not wrinkle under a hat and is less electrified than loose hair.
  2. Beautiful braids are appropriate everywhere. On the beach, in the office or at a wedding, they will look equally good.
  3. Even if you only master one weave, you can create an infinite number of variations on its basis. For example, braid two or three braids instead of one. Or decorate your hair with accessories. Ribbons, scarves can be woven into braids, decorative hairpins or hairpins can be added. Fresh flowers will look good in your hair in summer.

How to weave braids

  1. It's better to start with simple options. Do not rush to weave a complex braid straight from your hair, practice on ribbons or floss threads. Having mastered the principle, you can experiment with the location, number and complexity of the braids.
  2. If you are braiding yourself, do not use a mirror, trust the sensations. It is quite difficult to navigate by the mirror, it is very confusing in the process.
  3. To make it easier to work with your hair, you need to wash it, dry it and comb it well. Mousse or styling gel will also come in handy: thanks to it, the hair will become obedient.
  4. When weaving braids, it is better to use wooden combs. Wood electrifies hair less than plastic, which means it will be easier for you to work with strands.
  5. Alternating strands according to the pattern, pull them evenly. With practice, you will master any weaving.

6 options for weaving braids

Two-strand braid

A two-strand braid is a twisted, two-strand ponytail that will work with medium length hair. Weave can be used for French braids. A ribbon woven into the bundle will look beautiful.

  1. Divide your hair into two sections.
  2. Tie a ribbon to one of them.
  3. Twist each strand clockwise into a tourniquet.
  4. Twist the harnesses counterclockwise. The difference in directions will prevent the spit from falling apart.
  5. Secure the ends of the hair with a tape.

Fish tail

This braid captivates with its showiness, although it is woven quite simply. Suitable for shoulder length hair, but looks especially good on long hair.

A simple version is woven from the back of the head.

  1. Divide your hair into two parts.
  2. Separate a thin strand from the left half from the side of the ear and throw it over to the right side.
  3. Then separate a thin section near the right ear and drag it over to the left.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you reach the ends of your hair. Secure the braid with an elastic band or tape.

If you want to complicate the braiding, make a French braid that turns into a fishtail.

French braid

The French braid goes well with a strict office suit. It is braided on the basis of a braid of three strands. Suitable for long and medium hair.

  1. Divide your hair into three sections.
  2. Fold the far right to the center.
  3. Then send the far left there as well.
  4. Continue until you run out of hair.

For a change, you can only weave a French braid up to the middle of the back of the head. Gather the remaining strands in a bun or, securing with an elastic band, leave in the form of a tail.


At the core is the same three-piece braid. Unusual hairstyles are given by the released strands. This braid is suitable even for chin-length hair. It braids horizontally from the temple. You can collect hair in this way only on one side. Or you can make a symmetrical braiding and wear it instead of a headband: styling gathers hair and prevents it from getting into your eyes.

  1. Separate a strand of hair at the temple and divide it into three sections.
  2. The beginning is the same as in a regular three-strand braid. Transfer the top strand to the center, then do the same for the bottom.
  3. Send the top and then bottom strands to the center again.
  4. Add a strand of hair to the top.
  5. You don't need to add anything to the bottom. Instead, gather another under the existing bottom strand, separating it from the loose hair. Let go of the old one. Move the new one to the center.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you reach the middle of the head. Fix the braid temporarily.
  7. Make a symmetrical braid on the other side.
  8. Connect the ends of both braids together and fix with an elastic band or tape.

Four-strand braid

The complexity of weaving will allow you to apply this option without embarrassment not only to a woman's hairstyle, but also to a long beard.

First, try braiding a straight braid. When you master weaving, you can make braids from the back of the head or headbands using this technique. In order not to get confused, remember that you only need to move the outer strands.

  1. Divide your hair into four sections. Take two strands in your right hand and two in your left hand.
  2. Pull the leftmost strand (we will consider it as the first) over the second and under the third. Now you will have the second and third strands in your left hand. The first and fourth will be in the right hand.
  3. Place the rightmost strand (fourth) under the first.
  4. Take the leftmost strand (second) again. Draw it over the adjacent (third) and under the fourth. In your left hand, you will have the third and fourth strands. The first and second will be in the right hand.
  5. Pull the rightmost strand under the next one.
  6. Place the extreme left under the next one and above the next, throw it to the other hand.
  7. Put the extreme right under the next one, which we just moved.
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until you reach the end of the strands.
  9. Secure the braiding with tape or elastic.

Five-strand braid

The weave is reminiscent of the Irish arana knitted patterns. This option will require training, but the braids from many strands look very unusual and bright.

Practice braiding a five-strand braid around a high or low ponytail. The ponytail will hold the hair and make it more comfortable to work. Once you've mastered this technique, move on to a ponytail-less hairstyle or make a French braid with this weave.

  1. Divide your hair into five equal sections.
  2. Take the middle three strands. First, throw the left to the center, then the right - just like in a three-strand braid. Then take the outermost strands of the middle three, lift them above the weave and temporarily secure with a clip.
  3. You will be left with a middle strand and two side strands, which we have not touched yet. From these three strands, transfer the leftmost strand to the center. Then send the far right there as well.
  4. With another clip, secure the middle section. This will prevent the weave from falling apart.
  5. Release the strands that you lifted. Place them around the edges of the braid.
  6. Take the strands you just worked with: now this is the second and fourth parts in weaving. Lift and secure them over the hairdo.
  7. From the remaining three parts, first move the far left to the center, then move the far right.
  8. Secure the middle strand with a clip.
  9. Lower the raised strands, positioning them along the edges of the weave.
  10. Lift and secure the second and fourth strands.
  11. Repeat steps 7-10 until the end of the weave.

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