If you’re a hairstyle geek, you probably have seen lots of videos and pictures of tutorials for all sorts of braids. Since it takes a lot of practice, a lot of people just stick to the basic 3 stranded braid.
But, if you want to upgrade your hair game and impress others, four stranded braids are for you. Here are some tips on how to really enhance this particular hairstyle.
Get the right tools. Bobby pins, hair elastic, hair clips and a good detangling brush are great examples of the basics to any braid.
The next ingredient is a lot of patience, since is really possible that you won’t be able to successfully achieve the hairstyle on the first try.
Try to have fun with it. This particular hairstyle looks like it took a lot of work to do, so make sure you end up with the results that you want.
You’ll also have to decide if you like a really tight looking braid, or if you’re jumping into the messy, loose kind of braid.
Practice, practice, practice! If you’ve done a lot of braids, you’ll understand that it takes time to really get that result you want.
So take a deep breath and try with just one piece of a hair at a time, then continue to take more pieces of hair. Having a mirror next to you is a great way to see how it is coming out, and you will also be able to see your progress as the day pass.
Do different variations. You can use your whole hair to get it out of your face, or you can go for the half-up half-down look.
You can mix other kinds of braids too! Maybe start with the four stranded one, then stop and start with the same section of hair to fishtail braid; this will look really cute and casual.
Put other hairstyles in the mix, too. You can braid a ponytail to give it a more dedicated look. There’s also the option you braid two sections of the front and then have then meet at the back of your head.
Also, doing two Dutch braids all the way to the ends of your hair is a really good idea if you’re going to work out or if it’s really hot outside.
A huge benefit to braiding is that it can be done in all hair lengths. It will be easier on middle-length hair since it won’t take a lot of time, but you can absolutely do this on shorter/longer hair.
So, relax and have fun with it! Don’t be mad if you can’t do it on the first try, since a lot of people can’t. Apply this tips and it will increase your chances of getting that sophisticated and classy hairstyle.