A three-strand French braid is an easy way for beginners to make a French braid. It is possible to use more stands, but using fewer strands simplifies the braiding process.
- Section the hair
- Braid one side
- Braid the other side
First, divide the hair along the natural part line or create a deep side part, then use hair clips to divide the hair on one side of the head into three strips.
Grasp 1-inch of hair from the front of each strip. Wrap the outer edges around the center strand. Repeat this all the way to the back and use a hair tie to secure loose ends.
Repeat the sectioning and braiding steps on the other side of the head. Braid or tie the loose ends into a ponytail.