Waterfall Braid Hairstyle

7 Jul

With the summer heat, your hair can be hard to manage. Keeping your hair down can be hot and sticky if you’re spending a lot of time outside, and sometimes a plain ponytail just isn’t enough to quench our thirst for a fun, summery style. We discovered the waterfall braid, which is this cool braided style that’s perfect for day and night, that’s easy to do yourself. The waterfall braid is a perfect summer look for strolling on the beach or a night on the town; people will think you spent hours doing your hair when it only took less than 20 minutes. So forget about throwing your hair up in an ordinary ponytail and follow these step by step instructions on how to achieve this intricate and beautiful look.

Step 1: Begin with dry hair—blow dried, straightened, or even curled. Take the front part of your hair and divide it into three sections and cross the strands, taking one outer sections and moving it into the center, and then repeat with the other outside stand, like with a regular braid.

Step 2: After braiding once or twice, pick up a small section from the top of your hair and add it into the top section of your three braid strands, as if you were French braiding.

Step 3: Braid with this new section in hand by crossing it over to the middle, then crossing the outside strand to the middle. Allow the bottom section to fall. This is where the waterfall begins.

Step 4: Pick up a new small section from the bottom of the braid, underneath where you just let the outer strand fall, and use this new section to continue your braid.

Step 5: Add another section from the top and continue this pattern until you’ve reached desired length. You can continue all the way around your head or do one on each side and tie them together in the back. When you’ve finished your braid tie it off with a small elastic, or use bobby pins to hold it in place.

Step 6: When your braid is complete and held in place you can use a hot curling iron to curl the waterfall strands to achieve a more sophisticated look.

We hope you enjoy this fun summer hairstyle! Let us know what you think and leave us a comment!

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2 Responses to “Waterfall Braid Hairstyle”

  1. Karoline June 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    this is so confusing

    • scentsa June 27, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

      If your having trouble with our guide, try YouTube. A step by step video might help.

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