‘On the third day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me,
three french hens…’
It’s Day Three of my #12DaysofBlogmas!
And I’m sorry it’s a late one today, you know how hectic it can be clearing everything up after Christmas!
It’s not 3 french hens today, but it’s pretty similar. Today I am going to show you how to create these 3 FRENCH BRAIDS! Perfect for festive gatherings 🙂
French Side Braid
- First of all, brush your hair out thoroughly to get rid of any knots, and make a deep side parting. Take 3 small sections from the top of your head and braid twice. Once you’ve done this, start adding small pieces of hair into the braid.
2. Continue the french braid until you reach your ear, at this point stop adding in hair and just braid until the end. Secure with an elastic.
3. If you’re like me and prefer slightly thicker braids, you can start pulling sections of the braid out to create a thicker effect. That’s it!
The ‘Katniss’ Braid
I’m sure you’ve all probably heard of this before, but if not, Katniss Everdeen is the main character in the hunger games, and her braid game is epic. Killing a dozen people without a strand even falling out of place? This braid is strong stuff!
- To start, make a deep part of on your hair, but this time begin the french braid on the thinner side. French braid until you reach the back of your head and you can’t move any further. At this point you need to swap your hands around to enable you to continue the braid all the way around the back of your head. I wish I had a simple explanation for you guys for this, but I think it”s something you need to try yourself and you’ll know when it feel right.
2. Continue around the back of your head, you will only be adding hair to one side of the braid here, this is known as a lace braid.
3. Once you’ve gathered all of your hair into the braid, you need to move your hands AGAIN. Now you want to braid all the way to the end of your hair. Secure with an elastic. Mess it up by pulling out strands around your face and pulling the braid.
The French Fishtail Braid
This is my go to style to sleep in overnight to create beachy waves for the next day. It’s super pretty and surprisingly easy once you’ve got the hang of it!
- Brush your hair and push it over your shoulders. To begin the braid, take 2 pieces of hair from the top of your head. Pull a small piece from the outside of section 1, move it over and into section 2. Repeat.
2. The next time you take some hair from section 1, add in a section of hair and then add it into section 2. Repeat this until you have gathered all of your hair into the braid.
*note: thicker pieces of hair make a messy braid, thin pieces make a neat one*
3. Once you’ve gathered all the hair, braid until you can’t reach any further. At this point, take your hair over you right shoulder.
4. Now, when you take a section of hair from the outside of section 1, you need to move it UNDERNEATH section 1 and into section 2. If you don’t do this, your braid will switch direction halfway down your neck. Continue until the end and tie with an elastic. Pull out small strands of hair and thicken the braid as you want it.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorials, I will see you tomorrow for Blogmas Day Four!
Need to catch up? Here are the first 2 days of Blogmas: