Fishtail braids have been in fashion for like ever now! And this is for a very good reason too. You can make this two-strands braiding style casual or messy for garden parties, go for a beachy look or even turn it into an up-do for summer weddings. It is versatile and we all love versatile hairstyles don’t we? But do you think it looks too difficult to master? Not at all. And once you get the hang of these braids, perhaps you’ll be amazed by how easy it is to create them.
Read below for our guide in creating the perfect fishtail braid, every time.
First prep your hair with a paddle brush and Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray to get the silky smooth, ropey look.
Directionally blow the baby hair off the face and if required spray it down with Climate Control, Frizz & Flyaway Fighter Taming Spray.
Now, take a small section of your side hair and divide this into two strands (not three, like a classic braid). We shall refer to these as the top strand and the bottom strand.
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From the outer edge of the bottom strand, take a small section and from underneath the bottom strand add it to the top strand.
From the outer side of the top strand, take a small section and from underneath, add it to the bottom strand.
Keep repeating this step till we have no hair from the original to section it out further.
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To continue with the braiding, we now need to proceed with a French braid. This is almost the same again like that of a fishtail braid.
Take a strand from the outer edge of the bottom strand, cross over from underneath to the top strand. Along with this, you also need to take a smack section from the loose hair and add it to the top strand.
Now from the top strand, the outer edge, take a small section of the hair cross over to the bottom strand. To this add another small section of hair from the region of the bottom strand.
Keep repeating this until the braids diagonally cross from one end to the other surface of the head.
Once done with the French braid pattern, you need to continue the same procedure (Fishtail braid) without adding additional portions of your hair to it.
So take a small section from the outer area of the bottom section and add it to the top section. Then take a small portion from the outer area of the top section and add it to the bottom section.
Repeat this until you get at the tip of your hair and secure it with an elastic.
Once done, spray your braids with a hairspray. We recommend, Kerastase Double Force.
If you want to give it a messy look, then go ahead and pull on the braid a bit to loosen it otherwise you can leave it as it is. Also, it is completely fine if there’s a bump or a knot, just let it be.
You can also do a couple of different hairstyles like an updo or even wrap it into a top knot.
Let us propel you on the above tutorial with a video below!
And if you wish to turn these braids into a classy up do…here are few other options.
So, how cool are these inside out fishtail braid? The style may take a lot of time to create, but once perfected it is very easy to do and besides, the braids are definitely worth trying. Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
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