How do you make a waterfall braid?


Quick Answer

To make a waterfall braid, pick up three strands of hair, and braid them together a couple times. Then, drop the middle strand, and replace it with a new one. Finish the braid.

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Full Answer

  1. Pick three strands of hair

    Pick up three strands of hair near your hairline. Start on one side of your hairline as if you are starting a French braid.

  2. Braid the strands together

    Cross the strand closest to the top of your head over the middle section, so that it becomes the new middle section. Then, cross the bottom strand over the new middle strand. Cross the top strand over the middle, and then the new bottom strand over the middle strand.

  3. Replace the middle strand

    Drop the middle strand down, so that it blends with the rest of your hair. Pick up a strand of hair about the same size from the area near your part. This new strand becomes the top section. Cross it over the middle strand. Cross the bottom strand over the new strand, and continue with the braid. Repeat the process of dropping a strand and adding a new one every couple of crosses until the braid goes all the way around the back of your head.

  4. Finish the braid

    When you get behind your opposite ear, braid the three strands normally for about an inch. Secure the braid behind your ear with a bobby pin.

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