7 Most Popular Basic Braided Hairstyles

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7 Most Popular Basic Braided Hairstyles

Three strand braiding has been incorporated in every woman's routine since her childhood. But now things are different and unusual. The contemporary braids may be flaunted by the girls all around, but it is the basic braided hairstyles that still rule the hearts. Therefore, from fishtail to waterfall and Frenchie, we bring to you 7 basic types of braided hairstyles. These are easy to make and would definitely become a fascination to flaunt each day! 

Look no further.

#1. Usual French

Start by brushing your hair backward and detangle them. Create sections to form a V shape from the temples till the crown of your head. Take three parts of your hair from that section and begin braiding.

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Make sure to incorporate more hair from each side while you cross the hair over. Repeat this until the ends.

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#2. Inverted French

This is also known as the Dutch or Inverted French Braid. Basically, this style is an inside-out braid that requires most of the steps similar to the regular French braid but with a twist.


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When you start braiding, simply make the sections of your hair cross underneath each other. So, rather than crossing over each other you invert the process.


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#3. Fish Tail 

This one’s most preferred by a majority of women. Once you get a hold of how things need to be done, you’ll sport the best ever look! Section your hair into pigtails and divide each of them into two instead of three. Grab the two sections in one hand and separate by the index finger. Make use of the other hand and clutch a smaller strand of hair from the outer section.

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Now, braid the opposite way! Just pull the section over to the other half and take another strand from the outer section to go the opposite way. Repeat the steps until you reach the ends. The look goes well with a messy braid so pull out a little hair and loosen it up!

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#4. Dual texture

Add a slight texture & grip to your hair by curling them first. Start by creating a deep part on either the left or the right side. Pull your hair to the opposite shoulder. 

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make a regular French braid; keep pulling strands from your hairline and finish off by braiding past your ear. Clip the braid to avoid loosening. From your temple, create a French braid for the rest of the hair. Follow till the nape of your neck and finish the look by combining the two braids. Done!

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#5. Waterfall

Start by creating a center partition for an even look. Interweave a French braid from one side to the part to your temple on the other side. While braiding with the three strands, drop the outer section normally used for crossing over.


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So, this way every piece has crossed over to the side you are braiding. Let it plunge and beautifully create the waterfall effect!


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#6. Voluminous Braid

Curl your hair; tease them at the hairline as well as the crown to add the needed volume. Start to pull over your hair towards the desired side and begin to French braid. Take sections of different widths and give the impression of a thicker braid.


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Continue till the ends and once you are done, secure your style with an elastic band.


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#7. Flower fishtail

This braid would also require you to center part the hair for a cleaner look. Create two thin fishtails from the hair of your temples.


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Braid them half way and pin the ends into a wrap/ bun to secure their place. Take a fresher section from underneath the bun and braid a fishtail till the end securing it with an elastic band.


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Let us know about your favorite braid style through the comment section below. We would love to hear from you!

Opinions (2)
French Braid

you should post a tutorial on how to make these braids as well... some of them are really cool and I would love to try them out!

Waterfall

Waterfall is indeed one of the prettiest braids that i came across. 

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