If you’re anything like me, you spent your childhood begging your mom to let you French braid your own hair. I was never allowed to do anything remotely close to my head, let alone my hair, so when I finally learned how to French braid my own hair in high school, it was a pretty big deal.
Now, I’m not going to sit here and pretend like I can do a perfect French braid every single time. It’s still a bit of a struggle for me, but practice makes perfect, right?
Here’s a little step-by-step guide for those of you who, like me, need a little help with this whole French braid thing.
Step 1: Start with clean, dry, and brushed hair. This is important because you want your braid to look as neat as possible.
Step 2: Separate your hair into three equal sections. You can do this by parting your hair down the middle and then making a smaller part at the nape of your neck.
Step 3: Take the section of hair closest to your forehead and begin to cross it over the middle section.
Step 4: Take the section of hair closest to your neck and begin to cross it over the middle section.
Step 5: Continue to alternate between the two sections of hair, crossing them over the middle section until you reach the end of your hair.
Step 6: Secure your braid with a hair tie and voila! You’ve successfully French braided your own hair.
Now, like I said, this isn’t going to be perfect every single time. I still struggle with it, but practice makes perfect. So keep at it and pretty soon you’ll be a French braid pro!