Shikha Mittal


Types Of Braids For Beginners

When we heard name “Braids”, three strand braids comes in our mind.  To showcase your many talents, braids are the easiest way to dress up your style. Come out form three strands braids. There are ton of different variations that you can try out depending on your mood and the occasion. Yes some braids are easy to done yet some are tough. If you want to be perfect than it will take time to learn and have patience to perfect.

 Some popular and unique styles of braiding will give you compliments from both friends and strangers alike. Let’s introduce these different types of braids that are totally rocking’ the hair scene.

Classic 3-Strand Braids

Yet it is basic braids still don’t ever underestimate it because every other type of braid stems from this one. This simple braid can be styled into an endless number of hairstyles by playing around with their sizing and textures. In this style of braids you just need to divide your hair into 3 equal sections. Flip the left section over the middle section. Now, flip the right section over the middle section. Then keep repeating it. Secure the ends with hair elastic.

Four Strands Braids

A 4 strand braid looks really difficult to do, but they are actually quite simple to do. This is a braid that definitely will get you lots and lots of compliments! To achieve this style you need to Split the hair into 4 equal strands. Take the right strand and cross it over the strand next to it. Then take the same strand and cross it under the strand next to it. Take the left strand and cross it under the strand next to it. Then take the same strand and cross it over the strand next to it. Then take the right strand and cross it over and under. Then take the right strand and cross it over and under. Then repeat the process until you reach the end of your hair and tie of the braid.

French Braids

French braids are a certain type of hairstyle wherein all the hair is braided together to form one single braid.  You can wear one either in a sporty setting or an elegant environment, all depending on how you style it. French braid can be frustrating, and it is going to take some practice. The more you practice, the easier it will become. Begin at the crown of the head and divide hair into three sections that should be relative to how much and how long your hair is. The right hand should hold the right section while the left hand holds the left section. Then use your thumb and another finger to grab the middle section. Simply braid it in a stitch. Second stitch onwards; add a 2 inch section of hair from outside the braid to each of the side strands before flipping it over the middle strand of braid. As the braid moves from front to top to the back, incorporate hair in the same way from the temple to the top of ears to the nape. Pull tight along the way to ensure the braid doesn’t become loose. Secure the end of the braid with a hair tie.

Rope Braids

Rope Braids are actually very simple yet attractive. Separate hair into two equal sections

Then twist both sections AWAY from your face.  By making sure the strands of your hair are all facing one direction, the rope braid will hold when you wrap them together in the opposite direction. When you wrap the two sections together, the section closest to your face should be moving underneath and back. The section closest to the back of your head should be moving over and forward. After you've finished wrapping the sections together, simply secure with elastic, and you're done!

Dutch Braid

Dutch braid is actually very similar to a French braid hairstyle; the only difference is that the Dutch braid is inverted. What this means is that instead of braiding strands over each other, you will braid them under one another. Section your hair into three equally-sized strands. To anchor your braid, bring your right strand under the middle strand. Then, bring the left strand under the new middle strand! Add some hair from the right side of your head to the right strand of your braid. Then, bring that strand under the middle strand. Add some hair from the left side of your head to the left strand of your braid. Then, bring that left strand under your new middle strand. Repeat the process. Once you have no more hair to add to your braid, finish by braiding the remaining length of your mane into a traditional three-strand braid. Secure with a clear elastic.

Fishtail Braids

Thanks to its versatile nature, a fishtail braid is the perfect hairstyle for a number of different occasions. You can flaunt them at weddings, prom, first dates, in the office, or even on the beach. Well, begin by making two sections of hair. Take a small tuft of hair from one strand and bring it to the inside part of the other strand. Keep doing that, and you will land up with a cute fishtail. No much sweat and toil needed, just a bit of patience and time.