How to Do a Basket Weave Hair Style

by braniac

Use a basket weave to try a fresh style.

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The Basket Weave technique has many uses, from long hair to up-dos. You can do this braid French-braid style by starting at the forehead and working your way to the back of the neck. Alternately, invert your hair and start at the nape of the neck, working your way to the forehead in French-braid style up-do. The process is relatively straightforward braiding, but you work with seven sections and need to weave them properly to get the final effect right. Use gel to smooth out frizziness from your hair.

Items you will need

  • Comb
  • Elastic hair band
Step 1

Divide your hair into seven equal strands. You may find it is easiest to first form a strand in the center of your head and then form three equal strands on either side. The strands are in numerical order, with number 1 on left side of face, 4 in center, and 7 on right side of face.

Step 2

Begin on right hand side, crossing strand 7 over strand 6.

Step 3

Cross strand 5 over what is now strand 6 -- originally strand 7 -- just as you do in a regular braid.

Step 4

Repeat steps 2 and 3 on the left side (leaving center strand #4 untouched).

Step 5

Take what is now strand #5 on right side, cross it over center strand #4, and under what is now strand #3 on left side.

Step 6

Bring what is now strand #7 on right side over strand #6, and under center strand #4.

Step 7

Repeat step 6 on left side.

Step 8

Repeat until all desired hair is braided.

Step 9

Secure with elastic hair band.

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