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…
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.
Divide the ponytail into two smaller, equal-sized ponytails.
Separate a half-inch section of hair from the outside of the left ponytail.
Pull this piece across the top of the left ponytail over to the right ponytail.
Next, separate a half-inch section of hair from the outside of the right ponytail.
Pull this piece across the top of the right ponytail over to the left ponytail.
Repeat steps 3-6 until you run out of hair.
When you’re finished braiding, secure the ends with a second elastic.
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…