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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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
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
Tie away one side with an elastic.
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
Take the inner strand of hair and pass it over the middle strand.
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
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
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
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
Repeat the braid on the other side of your head.
step ten: Loosen sections near face
Loosen sections around the face and over the ears to soften the look.
step eleven: Spray with hairspray
To finish your double French braids, spritz the hair with hairspray.