How Do You Make a Braid?

How Do You Make a Braid?

To create a braid, comb the hair, pull it into a ponytail, and divide the tail into three sections. Alternate crossing over the strands while tightening the braid until you reach the end of the ponytail. You need a comb and two hair ties.

  1. Comb the hair

    Comb the hair to remove any tangles. Part the hair if desired, and tuck it behind your ears in preparation for making a ponytail.

  2. Pull your hair into a ponytail

    Gather all the hair back into a ponytail. Secure the ponytail with a hair tie.

  3. Divide the hair

    Separate the hair into three segments of equal thickness. Hold the left segment in your left hand and right segment in the right, with the center hanging free.

  4. Begin the braid

    Cross the right section over the middle, and pinch it with your left hand to hold it in place. Take hold of the center segment, and tug slightly to tighten the braid. Grasp the strand tight with your right hand, and transfer the center section to your right fingers to hold it in place.

  5. Continue the braid

    Cross the left section over the middle, and pinch it with your right fingers. Make sure all three sections stay separate. Grasping the center section, tug and transfer the new center to the left.

  6. Comb and braid

    To keep the braid smooth, run the comb through the hair. Repeat the process of crossing over, pinching, tugging and transferring until the entire ponytail is braided. Comb the tail periodically to keep the hair tangle-free.

  7. Secure the braid

    Once you've reached the end of the ponytail, comb the loose hair a final time. Wrap a hair tie several times around the bottom to secure.