How to braid yourself a French braid


Hair is a natural decoration for every woman, but with them, as well as with yourself, you need to be able to negotiate, feel, hear. This is very important, since the condition of the hair will first of all tell if something has gone wrong in a friend somewhere in the body, which is also why feminine dignity and natural adornment are so demanding on hair care.

French braids

Careful observation of the condition of the hair is one of the most important habits that we must cultivate in ourselves, and if “the hair is long,” then attention should be doubled, or even tripled.

The most reasonable option for hair care was, is and will be braided hairstyles, when the hair is not left to itself, but is neatly and not brittle laid in bunches, tied in tails or traditionally braided into braids, for example, in a French braid, which, when it first appears in In the early 90s, they began to call it a “dragon” without saying a word, and the French braid was presented, especially its “external” version as a feminine romantic response to the informal mohawk so popular among punks of that time.

Do not unravel your braids until the evening dew …

So, what is a “beast” such a French “dragon”, how complex is the weaving pattern and is it possible to braid a braid with your own hands?

It should be said right away that the options for weaving a French braid are very diverse. It can be a classic inner, classic outer, a braid can be braided around the head, or cascading from one temple to another, a hairstyle can be made of two or more braids, in combination with bangs or without, and with a chignon or large bun it can become one from decorative elements of a complex wedding hairstyle.

Materials for weaving a French braid

To weave a French braid, the following aids and accessories are required:

  • mirror;
  • comb with frequent teeth;
  • rubber bands,
  • hairpins,
  • ridges,
  • other decorative elements.

Instructions: how to braid a French braid

Let’s divide the pattern of weaving a classic inner French braid into stages.

  1. In the first step, separate three equal strands at the start of hair growth. The bangs can be woven into the braid or left loose.
  2. At the second stage, we begin to braid a regular braid, weaving the right strand with the middle one, and then the left one with the former right.
  3. In the third step, holding the left and middle strands, grab a strand of hair from the right side with a comb and pull it to the main one and continue to weave.
  4. We do the same with weaving new strands on the left side at the fourth stage. And thus, alternately adding new strands to the right and left, we braid the braid to the end of hair growth.
  5. The fifth stage is the end of the braid, or weaving to the end and securing an ordinary braid with an elastic band, or folding the remaining tail into a bun, then only your creative streak and imagination operate.

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Types of weaving French braids

Consider the main types of weaving a French braid, in addition to the classic one, which is suitable for all types of hair.

Weaving “hoop”

Another version of the hairstyle based on the weaving pattern of the French braid is the “hoop” hairstyle, performed around the entire head and creating a tiara effect from the hair in the manner of ancient Greek hairstyles.

Weaving braids hoop

Weaving from two braids

Among girls and young girls, weaving of two French braids, separated by a parting in the middle, is especially popular, that is, instead of one located in the center of the braid, the hair is divided into two equal parts along the central parting and braided into two braids, into which either strands are woven from both sides. or with only one, correspondingly braided pigtail.

Weaving “zigzag”, “waterfall”, reverse weaving

“Zigzag”, or snake, as well as “waterfall” are two rather complicated, but very effective weaving based on the French braid pattern, unlike the classical version, the zigzag is woven not along the hair growth, but across, due to which it is rather complicated and requires a certain skill and dexterity. “Waterfall” differs from “zigzag” only in length, if the latter weaves through all the hair, then the “waterfall” is located only from one temple to another, akin to half a spectacular hoop. , usually, inside the weave, as in knitting, when the ends of the threads are hidden under the warp.

Braiding with a bang or bun

The presence of the bangs makes it possible to braid the braid either “without” the bangs, or by releasing and styling it. But you can approach the presence, especially long, bangs creatively and start weaving the same “zigzag” along the edge of the bangs, which looks very catchy and extremely creative.

Tufts are ideal for all types of lush weaving, evening and wedding hairstyles, elements

Scythe – maiden beauty

The longer the hair, the more ideas can be realized on the basis of French weaving. But it should be remembered that at first, your hands may get tired, but, after having practiced and mastered the weaving technique, you can combine tight braiding with an additional bun for any exquisite taste when creating a classic strictly image, or by choosing a gypsy style “boho” to braid your hair casually , modern, with loose curls or carefully fluffing each turn of the braid, which always gives the feminine appearance of charm and individuality.