Step By Step To Create Gorgeous And Alluring Braid Hairstyles
Welcome to the world of MCSARA braids, we believe that braiding your own hair can be a great creative idea! Not only are braids extremely practical for securing your hair during physical and outdoor activities, but you can also use braids to express your personal style for any occasion, dressed up or down. You even can use braids to make new friends and have the great braid hairstyle conversations!
In this article, you’ll learn how to braid your own hair step by step for the first time. Pull up to your mirror and let’s get to it.
Step 1: Optional Supplies
To start learning to braid, what you really just need are hair, a mirror, and dexterity in both hands. Everything else here just enhances your results!
- Hair Elastics
- Bobby pins
- Duckbill clips
- Dry shampoo (or make your own)
- Styling Paste
- Conditioning oil
The benefit of a brush is helping smooth your hair. We recommend you should choose bristles that made from natural materials like boar hair or wood, which help move oils from your scalp down the shaft of your hair. A comb is a useful tool creating clean sections by parting your hair at the scalp.
Upon completing your braided style, use the hair elastics and bobby pins to secure everything in place. When shopping for bobby pins, try to find ones that match your hair color!
Occasionally it will be necessary to temporarily secure a section of hair so it doesn’t get in your way. Many types of clips are good for this task! Pictured are smooth duckbill clips, which I like because they won’t get caught or mess up your in-progress style.
The braided hairstyles are a great option for less-than-squeaky-clean hair. However, you may want to try a spray-on dry shampoo to spruce up your oily roots between washes. When applied around the front and crown areas and rubbed in, it absorbs excess oil to eliminate that greasy scalp look. Dry shampoo can also add volume to your style, even if your hair is not dirty! Lastly, depending on your hair type, you may want to use hairspray, styling paste or conditioning oil to prevent and combat frizz and shedding.
Step 2: Grab a Section
Pick a section of hair at the front of your head that is from just to the right or left of your center part. If you want to be precise, use your thumb to draw a line on your scalp starting at your temple and extending up towards the top of your head until you reach the part.
Use an elastic to tie the rest of your hair back (or use clips in the too short hair situation) to keep it out of the way while you braid. After the first braid practice, you will learn to control the direction of your braids. In addition, it’s easier to see if it’s right in front of your eyes.
Step 3: Create Three Sections
Use your fingers to divide your hair into three sections. Position two of these sections in your left hand, and the third in the right hand.
Step 4: Cross Over
Move the section in your right hand over its left partner, and swap which hands are holding them. The right section becomes the center section, and the former center section is now on your right. Next, move the left section to cross over its neighbor to the center position. Keep hair tension in all three sections but it is not too tight; there shouldn’t be any slack. Doing this method is a good way to save your hair from falling down, hair loss or damaged issue.
Step 5: Criss Cross
Again bring the rightmost section to the center position by crossing it over its neighbor, and then likewise with the leftmost section. Repeat these alternating crisscrosses for the length of your hair.
Step 6: Secure With an Elastic
Use a tiny elastic wrapped many times to secure the tail of your braid when you run out of hair or the sections become radically different sizes.
Step 7: Let’s Reflect
Cool, you made it through your first braid! Do you notice anything about it that you’d like to improve? If you want to make braids fluently, you will need to gently undo your braid and brush out any tangles, and let’s start again.
Since getting all steps of the braid style, you can refer to some other different braiding hairdos like Faux Hawk Braid, Braided Chignon, Tapered Tail, Ponytail Braid, French Braid… But the first thing you should prepare is hair if your hair is too short, MCSARA’s hair extensions are the perfect choice for you. We offer high-grade hair extensions with various textures, lengths, colors to choose.