Never learned how to fishtail braid? You’re not alone. And this ethereal, intricate-looking ‘do might look intimidating. But it’s important to remember that braiding is probably the simplest hair skill to master. All you really need is a pair of hands and a hair tie — no hot tools or hair products necessary.

These fishtail braid instructions are easy to understand…

Step 1

Pull hair back into a ponytail. If this is your first time trying a fishtail, start by securing your hair with a disposable clear elastic or a hair bungee.

Step 2

Divide the ponytail into two smaller, equal-sized ponytails.

Step 3

Separate a half-inch section of hair from the outside of the left ponytail.

Step 4

Pull this piece across the top of the left ponytail over to the right ponytail.

Step 5

Next, separate a half-inch section of hair from the outside of the right ponytail.

Step 6

Pull this piece across the top of the right ponytail over to the left ponytail.

Step 7

Repeat steps 3-6 until you run out of hair.

Step 8

When you’re finished braiding, secure the ends with a second elastic.

Step 9

If you used an elastic to start at the nape of the neck, cut it out. If you used a hair bungee, simply remove. Be sure to adjust the hair so that there’s no crease.

 

Until next time…

XOXO

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