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How To French Braid

A Step By Step French Braid Video Tutorial

How To French Braid Video
Awhile ago, we put out a "how to do a french braid" for beginners video (which basically showed the mechanics of how a french braid is made.)  I'm hoping today's tutorial will help show how to hold the strands while you are french braiding hair.

Keep in mind that there really is no "right or wrong" way to hold the strands in your hands.  Whatever works for you to get the job done is just fine.  I actually have learned 2 different ways of holding the strands that I like to use while french braiding and switch things up often, but I believe the technique shown in our video below is the easiest to learn.

I realize that learning to french braid can be frustrating, and it is going to take some practice. The more you practice, the easier it will become.  Soon, you will be braiding in your sleep!  ;)  When you are first starting out, you might try having someone help you  rewind the first part of the video over and over for you as you are braiding, until you get the hand positioning down.  I really tried to go slowly and break down each step of the plaiting in this video, and hopefully it will help someone. If you already know how to braid, this tutorial will most likely drive you nuts, lol.  I find this a hard thing to teach!       

After you have mastered this braid, here are a few cute french braids hairstyles to try: 

Side Swept French Braid Flower

French Braids Ponytail

The Braided Part Hairstyle

Whould you like to comment?

  1. Thank you so much! I've had to skip over all the beautiful styles with french braids, but now hopefully I can figure it out and expand my options! :)

  2. I can't braid to save my life, thanks for showing me step by step instructions, can't wait to try it out on my girls.

  3. You did a beautiful job of explaining! Thank you for taking the time!

  4. I've had your site bookmarked for months and have found some wonderful hairstyles for my 2yo. However, the french braid has always eluded me though I have tried many times to master it. Now that I've seen this video it all kind of clicked. I'm super excited to try this on my daughter in the am. Thank you!

  5. Watching this video makes it look so easy. It makes me a little mad. I will definitely be watching again and again. Thanks for the help.

  6. I have been practicing french braids for days now but my girls werecomplaining than i was pulling hairs and it loolooked messy. Now that I saw in slow motion how to hold the strands I bet I will have better success. This is the best tutorial I have seen yet. Thank you for taking the time to show millions of everywhere how to french braid.

    1. Sorry for all the typos my phone went crazy and started typing for me


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