Braids make for the most versatile and pretty hairstyles. You can make them as simple and as complicated as you want, and they always look gorgeous no matter what. So we have for you 10 braid hairstyles that you can try at home. Read on to rock a different type of braid everyday!
1. The Reliable Regular Braid
Simple, reliable and SO easy to make. The regular braid is a lifesaver on bad hair days and looks fabulous on good hair days as well! Anyone with shoulder length hair or below can try it out!
Step 1: Detangle your hair and pull it back, making sure there’s no centre parting.
Step 2: Divide it into three roughly equal sections.
Step 3: Take the right section and cross it over the middle section.
Step 4: Now, take the left section and cross it over the middle section. Continue doing this till you reach the end and secure with a hair tie.
Step 5: You can gently pull each section of the braid if you want it to look fuller or simply let it sit tight - depending upon the kind of hairstyle you want.
2. The Basic Backwards Braid
The backwards braid or the reverse braid is a simple play on the regular braid. It looks stylish and again, anyone with medium to long hair can try it out. It’s perfect for when you want to add a twist to a regular plait.
Step 1: Divide your hair into three sections, either at the back or at the side if you want a side braid.
Step 2: Now take the right section and pull it underthe middle section.
Step 3: Repeat with the left section, pulling it under the middle section.
Step 4: Continue till you reach the end and secure the braid with a hair tie.
Step 5: Curl any hair strands that are left loose and you’re ready to rock in style!
A fancy hairstyle for an evening party? The waterfall braid is what you need. Everyone with curly to straight hair can try it. And the best part? You don’t need to have long hair for this type of braid!
Step 1: Brush your hair and use a leave-in cream to tame it. Make a centre parting.
Step 2: From one side of the parting, take a thin strand of hair from the front and divide it into three sections.
Step 3: Cross the left section over the middle and then the right section over the middle.
Step 4: Then, when you repeat, let the right section fall and take a small section right next to it and cross it over the centre. Then do the same for the left section.
Step 5: Continue doing this till you reach the middle at the back of your head and finish by tying your hair with a clear elastic.
Step 6: Repeat this process on the other side as well. At the back, where the two waterfall braids meet, tie them together and accessorize with a pretty pin if you like.
10. The Zipper Braid
This hairstyle is a little tough, but once you master it, you can be sure that all eyes will be on you! Doesn’t it look awesome?
Step 1: Gather your hair back and take the top section of your hair. Divide the top section into two further sections.
Step 2: Of these two further sections, name the left section A and the right section B
Step 3: Now, take a strand of hair from the right side and weave it over B and under A.
Step 4: Take this strand over your head and hold it in your mouth for the time being.
Step 5: Now, take a strand of hair from the left side and weave it over B.
Step 6: Before weaving it under A, take the strand of hair in your mouth and merge it with A.
Step 7: Keep doing this till you reach your neck and then braid the rest of your hair into a regular braid or make a ponytail.