Braid has been one of the most popular women’s hairstyles for centuries. This term refers to the hairdo made of 2 or 3 strands of hair, braided together, secured at the end against untangling. Over the years, many types have been invented, from classic braids, upholstered to more complex, demanding and quite dexterity. How to make a french braid?

Braid are trendy again 

Braided hairstyles are back in fashion! The braid is associated with folk tradition, and yet everything that is folk and rustic is now especially hot! Folk accents appear on clothes (embroidery, prints reflecting folk patterns), as well as on accessories (bags of beads or leather with cut-out panels). The return of the braids was therefore only a matter of time. Braids perfectly match the boho style, strongly associated with summer and festival style! 

making french braid

French braid – how to make it and where it comes from

A French braid is nothing more than a selected braid. It is also called the African braid because of its true origin. The French braid was born in northern Africa, and only later was adopted by women from France. The oldest evidence of the art of braiding comes from Algeria and dates to 6,000 years. The same style of hair matching has also appeared in Greek culture (an example is Kuros statues). The term “French braid” appeared in 1871 in the American women’s magazine “Arthur’s Home Magazine” as a novelty among fashionable hairstyles.

How to make a French braid

  • We choose 3 thin strands from the top of the head.
  • We translate the first from the edge over the middle one.
  • The same thing is repeated with a highlight from the opposite side.
  • We return to the previous page. Again, we translate the extreme band over the middle one, but this time we choose some loose hair for it.
  • The same on the other side – we put the extreme strand over the middle one and choose some loose hair for it.
  • We repeat the same thing until we run out of hair to choose. We finish with a classic braid. We tie the end with an elastic band and it’s ready.

Other braids


The classic braid that was once called the Greek braid differs from the one selected only by the fact that we do not divide the hair on the crown into three parts, but into two parts.

Dutch braid

A Dutch braid is an inverted selected braid. Effect? It is convex, so it looks like it is on top. The Dutch braid is a more modern version of the selected braid. Recently it has become particularly fashionable due to the spectacular weave associated with boxing style. The braid has long ceased to be associated with the ethereal, innocent appearance of young girls. Now it is also a symbol of modern and strong women. How to make a Dutch braid? First, as in the case of regular match, we separate three strands of hair. Then we put them one by one under the middle band, at the same time we select the next strands and add them to the strands from the main braid. It’s quite a difficult weave, so it’s worth watching the instructional video first.



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