10 Different Types of Braids and Verbal Tutorial on How to Braid Them

Different Types of Braids

Braids! 

The first image that will click in your mind is school days. Those were the golden days, and the best thing about them was you could take those simple braided hairs without hesitation (also grudgingly, accept it or not!). As time flew away, Braided Hairstyles have evolved much, stylishly! (wait, schools still prefer that three-strand braids, discipline matters!)

Braids haven’t been more in demand than now. There were times when all of us hated them, and now we want to know about them. Do you know how many Types of Braids are there? Plus, different braids give different outlooks. Have them with traditional, westerns, indo-western, anything, they will go with every outfit and will make you look outstanding.

Okay! Even if you know about Different Types of Braids, how are you going to adapt them? You will need to know about the braiding technique and let me add one more thing to it; every different type of braids have different techniques. 

Also Read: Top 20 Latest Braid Hairstyles For You In 2019

Hold on!

We didn’t say you can’t; where there is will, there is away. And we here to show you the way. Keep reading the article for detailed information on types of braids and How to Braid Your Own Hairs.

What will you need?

– Hairbrush

– Bobby pins

– Hair elastics

– Rattail comb

Tip:- Before starting off for any hairstyle, make sure to brush your hair and remove all the tangles.

1. Pigtail Braid


The simple three-strand braid is called pigtail. It is the most basic and highly braided braid. You did them in schooling time. But back then, you have to pull all your hair back in the pigtail. For a newer and a fresher version, leave some hair strands free and allow them to play on your face. 

How to braid them:-

After brushing your hair, first decide where to want your pigtail to be, back or side? Once decided, gather all your hair there then follow the following steps.

  • Part your hairs into three sections.
  • Then, flip the left section over the middle and right section over the current middle section.
  • Continue the process until you run out of hair strands to braid.
  • Finally, secure it with a hair elastic.

2. Fishtail Braid


You don’t have to add fishtail but its effect. Ever seen fishtail structure? The V-formation. In India, it is also known as ‘Khajuri’ because its outlook is similar to the structure of a Date (Khajur) Tree. Be careful while doing a fishtail braid. It won’t look good with a messy effect.

How to braid them:-

  • After getting your hair on the desired place, tie them into a ponytail.
  • The next step is to part them in two sections.
  • After that, take a thin strand of hair from the outer part of the first section and flip it under the second section.
  • Then, repeat the same process with another section.
  • Keep on doing the same process until the end, and lastly, secure it with a hair elastic.

3. French Braid


A French braid is the best option to style your hair with, during summers. A stylish way to keep all your hair tied.

How to braid them:-

  • For french braid, take a section of your hair from the front part, in between your temples, and divide them into three sections.
  • To create a base, simply braid a basic stitch.
  • From the second stitch onwards, take a section of hair from outside the braid and add it to the side section before flipping over the middle section.
  • Continue the process as you stitch the braid.
  • As you reach the nape of the neck, you will run out the side hairs to add to the section, so now, braid the remaining hair normally.
  • Lastly, secure it with a hair elastic.

4. Dutch Braid


What is dutch braid? The reverse version of the french braid. Yep. It’s true. This hairstyle can be worn at the office too! While dutch braid with half-up style will give out flirtatious vibe, dutch braid with a bun is perfect for business attire.

How to braid them:-

  • The first step is similar to the french braid, take a section of your hair from the front part and divide them into three sections. After that, create a base.
  • From the second stitch, take a strand of hair from the outer side of the braid and add it to the side section before flipping it under the middle section.
  • The final step is also similar to french braid, and lastly, secure it with a hair elastic.

5. Four Strand Braid


Three-strand braid is too mainstream, try out four-strand braid. People will need to take a focused look to actually understand the twist in your braid. It may get difficult to get it right in the first trial, but eventually, you will learn it.

How to braid them:-

  • Brush your hair to the side part.
  • Make four sections, namely, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.
  • Now pick the 1st hair strand and pass it over the 2nd strand, under the 3rd stand, and finally over the 4th strand. 
  • Now renumber the strands as 1-2-3-4 and follow the same step as above.
  • Continue the above two steps until you reach the tail of your hair and then tie it with the hair elastic.

6. Rope Twisted Braid


The easiest braid to do! When you don’t have time to mess with the complicated procedure of hair braiding, go for rope twisted braid. The hairstyle looks simple yet elegant. Plus, this hairstyle will look great on westerns.

How to braid them:-

  • Comb your hairs into a ponytail.
  • After that, part them into two sections and roll each section firmly.
  • Now intersect each other till the end.
  • Then secure it with a hair elastic, and you are good to go!

7. Pull through Braid


Hey you, Want a voluminous look! This hairstyle is full of ponytails tangling with each other to give a braided look. 

How to braid them:-

  • Firstly, brush your hair and remove all the tangles.
  • After that, start with the basic step, take a section of hair from the crown part of your head and tie it into a ponytail.
  • Then take another section of hair and tie a ponytail right under the first ponytail.
  • Now take the first ponytail split it into two sections, pick the second ponytail and pull it towards your face and hold it there temporarily (using clip).
  • After that, tie the third ponytail right under the second ponytail.
  • Now again, take the second ponytail split it into two sections, pick the third ponytail and pull it towards your face and hold it there temporarily.
  • After that, tie the fourth ponytail right under the third ponytail.
  • Continue this tying and splitting process until you reach the nape of your neck.
  • Now you will be having two ponytails do a final stitch, and you are done. Pull your hairs towards the sides from the braid for the perfect look.

8. Reverse Braided Bun


Yeah, it is done in reverse. You will have to be careful while doing this as you won’t be able to look at the hair. Bored having that simple and regular bun try this one out! The braid will start from the nape of your neck and will go up to your head, and there will be your bun.

How to braid them:-

  • Take a section of your hair from the crown part, tie it into a ponytail.
  • Then bend your head forward and brush your hair once again.
  • Then take a section from the nape of your neck, divide it into three-part and start doing a dutch braid and adding more hairs with each stitch you form.
  • Continue this process until you reach the crown part, where you already have secured a ponytail. 
  • Join them both and tie with a hair elastic.
  • Then do a messy bun using bobby pins.
  • Loosen the braid if you want a softer look.

Tip:- Stop after merging the dutch braid and a ponytail in one for the reverse braided ponytail.

9. Waterfall Braid


Attending an evening party? Or Going for a date? Whatever the occasion is, there is a hairstyle that can go with your dress and will give you a sexy look. And it is a waterfall braid. No one can beat the charm of this braid.

How to braid them:-

  • After brushing your hair, part them on one side.
  • Now take a part of your hair and divide them into three sections. The three sections will be:- top section, the part from the top of your head, then middle section, and bottom section, the part nearest to the ear.
  • Three-strand braid for the first stitch to create a base.
  • Then from next stitch, take a part of your from the right side and flip it over to the middle section.
  • Add more hair from the top of your head before flipping it over the middle section and with every stitch. This will create a waterfall effect.
  • Continue the process till you reach the back of your head, after that, do a simple braid for around 4-5 stitches.
  • Then secure it there with bobby pins. Make sure to pin it under some hair so that it isn’t visible.

10. Milkmaid Braid


Milkmaid Braid is oh-so-sweet look giving braid. It looks like you will need hours to give perfection, but trust us; it won’t take more than 5-minutes to do this hairstyle. One more thing to share, you can carry this hairstyle even to parties. This hairstyle will look more attractive if you have bangs.

How to braid them:-

  • Brush your hair properly.
  • Using the end of the rat tail comb, create a middle section, and part your hairs in two sections.
  • Now do a simple three-strand braid on both sides.
  • Loosen the braid to give a voluminous and softer look.
  • Next, take a braid from over the crown section and pin it with bobby pins right where it ends on the other side.
  • Do the same with the other ponytail.
  • And you are done and dusted.

Different Types of Braids

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These were ten different types of braids that will make you look super stylish, plus you will have your comfort zone too. For more information on the fashion industry, visit Fashionterest.

 

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