Waterfall and Fishtail French Braids is a twist on Braid 20 – Double Headband Waterfall Braids and something I’ve been trying for a long time.
I often psyche myself out on certain hairstyle thinking they are too difficult to do and immediately forgetting about them. I thought this would have been a case of a braided waterfall first time, finally convincing myself. Suddenly it was easy peasy. I love the seamless look of both braids and will continue to work on a Dutch braided version because we all know how much I loooooove the dutch braids.
Follow these steps or jump down to the video tutorial:
Step 1 / Start by brushing the hair and parting it on the right side.
Step 2 / Next, separate out a portion of hair from the forehead to about 2 “back and down to the left ear.
Step 3 / Tie off the back portion.
Step 4 / Next, take a section of hair right at the part and divide it into three sections.
Step 5 / Cross the back beach over the middle.
Step 6 / Now cross the front beach over the middle.
Step 7 / Then drop the back over the other side of the head and pull in a beach below it in its place.
Step 8 / Next, cross the right beach over the middle and bring in a section of hair.
Step 9 / Repeat steps 7 and 8 until reaching the end of the hair.
Step 10 / Tie off the braid with an elastic band.
Step 11 / Let’s go back.
Step 12 / Create another section of hair by drawing a line from the crown down to the nape of the neck.
Step 13 / Tie off the back portion of hair.
Step 14 / Now create a fishtail french braid pulling in the waterfall pieces on the front side.
Step 15 / Once the braid reaches the neck, let’s get out of the bag and start adding it into the braid.
Step 16 / Finish the braid by creating a regular fishtail braid over the left shoulder.