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How do you make a French braid ponytail?

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To make a French braid ponytail, pull the hair back, start a small braid at the top of the ponytail, weave strands into the plait, wrap the braid around, and continue the process until the bottom of the ponytail. Creating a French braid ponytail takes roughly 40 minutes and requires hair ties, bobby pins, a brush and a comb.

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  1. Tie the hair back

    Brush the hair to remove any tangles. Pull all the hair back into a ponytail, and secure it with a hair tie.

  2. Cover the hair tie

    Section a 3/4-inch segment from the ponytail. Wrap this section around the hair tie to hide it, Secure the section with a bobby pin.

  3. Start the braid

    Section a 1-inch segment of hair from the top of the ponytail. Divide this section into three equal segments. Weave the beginning of a braid.

  4. Add sections into the plait

    Holding the three braid segments in one hand, add a small strand of hair from the topside of the ponytail to the section to be braided next. Fold this increased section into the plait, pulling the braid into a diagonal. Braid the bottom section without adding hair. Continue adding hair only to the top segment until you work across the width of the ponytail, either two or three segments.

  5. Braid around the ponytail

    Braid the hair normally, without adding sections of hair, until you have enough to wrap around the underside of the ponytail. Coil the braid around the underside of the ponytail.

  6. Resume the French braid

    Hold the braid near a section of the ponytail roughly 2 inches from the first French braid. Add a small section of hair to the top segment, and resume French braiding across the top of the ponytail.

  7. Complete the French braid ponytail

    Continue the process of French braiding alternated with regular braiding until you reach the bottom of the ponytail. Finish with a section of French braiding, then secure with a hair tie.

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