How To Braid Hair: 7 Types You Can Learn At Home

Basic Braid

To simplify, divide your hair into three portions and fold one side section over the central section over and again, alternating between left and right until you reach the ends.

French Braid

French braids make a classic braid look complicated and last all day. Like a braid, divide a short bit of hair near your forehead into three parts from the crown.

Dutch Braid

Similar to French braiding, but cross the side strand of hair underneath the central strand instead of over it.

Pull-Through Braid

It doesn't require genuine braiding, so you can make it at home in a few minutes if you're just learning French braids.

Fishtail Braid

We won't sugarcoat. This requires practice. Use a low side ponytail on your first try to see your progress.

Waterfall Braid

We're sorry, but explaining this braid is tougher than memorizing your grandmother's caramel dessert recipe.

Twisted Rope Braid

Sometimes a complicated braid makes us want to throw a tantrum like a five-year-old. You can always rope braid on those days. It looks cooler than a ponytail and is easy.