How to French Braid Hair

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0:00 how to French braid hair the French

0:03 braid is a classic and stunning

0:05 hairstyle the learning curve is steep

0:06 and practice is essential but the

0:08 results are worth it this video will

0:11 demonstrate the proper method for French

0:13 braiding someone else's hair as well as

0:15 your own

0:15 let's begin by French braiding someone

0:18 else's hair step 1 having applied a

0:21 styling gel mousse or pomade to clean

0:23 damp hair blow-dry it as smooth as

0:26 possible

0:26 a French braid that hasn't been washed

0:28 that day and already has hair products

0:30 and it also works well

0:34 step to remove tangles from hair before

0:38 beginning the French braid

0:40 take a three inch long by one inch wide

0:43 section of hair just above the forehead

0:45 or behind the individuals bangs step 3

0:51 divide the section into three even

0:53 pieces place the left section between

0:56 the left index finger and thumb place

0:59 the right section between the right

1:00 index finger and thumb and let the

1:02 middle section lie flat against the head

1:04 brace the section in your left hand with

1:07 your left middle finger then grab the

1:09 right section with your left index

1:10 finger and thumb passing over the middle

1:12 section this will begin to form your

1:14 French braid step 4 lead with the right

1:17 middle finger and cut about a one-inch

1:19 wide section of hair straight across the

1:21 head starting at the hairline and

1:22 deposit between the left index finger

1:24 and thumb collect the loose middle

1:26 section with your right hand and pull it

1:28 tight step 5

1:30 drop the line of hair you collected for

1:32 your French braid so it lies flat and

1:34 smooth brace the section in your right

1:36 hand with your right middle finger then

1:38 grab the left section with your right

1:40 index finger and thumb passing over the

1:42 middle section step 6

1:44 lead with the left middle finger and cut

1:47 about a one-inch wide section of hair

1:48 straight across the head starting at the

1:51 hairline and deposit between the right

1:53 index finger and thumb collect the loose

1:56 middle section with your left hand and

1:57 pull it tight step 7

2:00 drop the line of hair you collected for

2:02 your French braid so it lies flat and

2:04 smooth continue to make sure each

2:06 section of your French braid is smooth

2:09 and has equal tension for a uniform look

2:12 step 8 continue the slice deposit drop

2:16 process until the entire French braid is

2:19 complete keep the tension taut but not

2:22 too tight

2:30 you

2:39 step 9 braid a tail when you come to the

2:42 base of the neck and tie off the ends

2:44 with a covered rubber band add a bow or

2:47 barrette when appropriate or hide the

2:49 tail by tucking it under the shaft of

2:51 the French braid

2:58 now we'll show you how to French braid

2:59 your own hair step 1

3:03 take a 3 inch long by 1 inch wide

3:06 section of your hair just above the

3:08 forehead or behind your bangs divide the

3:11 section into three even pieces which

3:13 will start off your French braid step 2

3:16 wrap your left thumb around the left

3:19 section mimic the same posture on the

3:21 right side and let the middle section

3:24 lie against the head step 3

3:27 bring the section of hair in your right

3:29 hand across the middle section and hook

3:31 it with your left index finger step 4

3:35 lead with the right thumb and cut about

3:37 a one-inch section of hair straight

3:39 across the head starting at the hairline

3:40 and deposit between the left index

3:43 finger and thumb collect the loose

3:45 middle section with your right hand and

3:47 pull it tight step 5

3:50 drop the line of hair you collected for

3:51 your French braid so it lies flat and

3:53 smooth reach the right index finger over

3:56 the middle section and hook the section

3:58 of hair that's in your left fist pull it

4:00 out gently keeping a firm grip on the

4:02 French braid sections in your right hand

4:04 step 6

4:06 lead with the left thumb and cut about a

4:09 one-inch section of hair straight across

4:11 the head and deposit between the right

4:13 index finger and thumb collect the loose

4:15 middle section with your left hand and

4:17 pull it tight turn the fist so that your

4:19 fingers face your scalp step 7

4:22 extend your left index finger to hook

4:25 the section of hair that's in your right

4:26 fist continue until the French braid is

4:29 complete

4:38 you

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