Double French Braids
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Double French Braids

Say au revoir to boring hairstyles, and bonjour to plaited perfection with double French braids. Plaits don’t have to be breezy and free-flowing – keep your braided tresses back and out of the way.

Escape the stereotype with this look – opt for tied back French braids, loosened for an undone finish. Get a braided hairstyle that shows your personality, not everyone else’s.

For everyday casual or festival chic, make French braids your go-to bohemian look. With this stress-free how-to guide, achieving braid hairstyles has never been easier.

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STEP-BY-STEPS

Double French Braids

Here’s how to create double French braids

1. Creating centre parting

2. Secure one side

3. Take triangle section and split in 3

4. Pass inner strand over middle

5. Pass outer strand over middle

6. Add extra hair on second pass

7. Repeat steps 4, 5, and 6

8. Braid to the bottom and secure

9. Repeat braiding technique on other side

10. Loosen sections near face

11. Spray with hairspray

step one: Creating centre parting

step one: Creating centre parting

Brush the hair with a ghd tail comb and create a centre parting all the way to the bottom of the head.

step two: Secure one side

step two: Secure one side

Tie away one side with an elastic.

step three: Take triangle section and split in 3

step three: Take triangle section and split in 3

Starting at the top of the other side, take a triangle section and divide into three smaller sections.

TIP: To create a French braid (which sits flush to the head), the braiding action goes over rather than under.

step four: Pass inner strand over middle

step four: Pass inner strand over middle

Take the inner strand of hair and pass it over the middle strand.

step five: Pass outer strand over middle

step five: Pass outer strand over middle

Then take the outer strand and pass it over the middle strand.

step six: Add extra hair on second pass

step six: Add extra hair on second pass

On the second pass, start to add a small amount of hair and then pass over – make sure you are neat when adding in the extra hair.

step seven: Repeat steps 4, 5, and 6

step seven: Repeat steps 4, 5, and 6

Continue this technique, continually adding hair to the outer and inner strands, and passing over each time.

TIP: Try and keep your braid central down the back of your head.

step eight: Braid to the bottom and secure

step eight: Braid to the bottom and secure

Once you reach the bottom of the head and run out of hair to add, continue the braid as a simple three strand, then secure with a clear elastic.

step nine: Repeat braiding technique on other side

step nine: Repeat braiding technique on other side

Repeat the braid on the other side of your head.

step ten: Loosen sections near face

step ten: Loosen sections near face

Loosen sections around the face and over the ears to soften the look.

step eleven: Spray with final fix hairspray

step eleven: Spray with final fix hairspray

To finish your double French braids, spritz the hair with ghd final fix hairspray.

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