How to Braid Your Own Hair for Guys

by Sam Grover ; Updated September 28, 2017

Whether you are a man or a woman, the process behind braiding your hair is the same. It's a matter of separating the hair into distinct portions and folding them over one another in a specific pattern. Attention to detail is important, as each fold needs to be tight against the braid as a whole to keep it neat, tidy and fashionable.

Brush your hair to get all the knots out and make it as smooth as possible.

Separate your hair into three sections.

Cross one of the sections on the side over the section in the middle.

Pull all three sections so that the plait tightens at the top of them, holding them together.

Repeat the process for the opposite section. If you crossed the left section in step three, cross the right section in this step, and vice versa.

Alternate the section crossings, one after the other, until the braid is complete.

Secure the braid with a ponytail holder, rubber band or piece of string.

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Sam Grover began writing in 2005, also having worked as a behavior therapist and teacher. His work has appeared in New Zealand publications "Critic" and "Logic," where he covered political and educational issues. Grover graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Arts in history.