Plaiting your hair is no longer limited to pigtails. Read more to plait your hair in different ways.

How To Braid Your Hair

A good hairstyle can make a lot of difference to your look. Braids or plaits have been classic hairstyle but just because they have been in existence for long, it doesn’t make them boring! They are a hot pick among even celebrities. At 2009 Oscars, when Jennifer Aniston walked down the red carpet she simply looked stunning! To her long, blond hair, she had given a stylish look by adding the French braid hair band effect. Celebrities’ love for braids just doesn’t stop here. Hayden Panettiere of the hit show ‘Heroes’, sported a new look just by braiding her hair. Celebrities like Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie, Kirsten Dunst, and many other models have explored the elegance of partial or side braid. Have you ever tried to plait your hair? Plaiting your hair is no longer limited to pigtails. Braids can do anything from adding style to giving that chic look to your long strands. So, just don’t stick to the same old hairstyle. Try something different and let your appearance fetch you compliments! Learn to plait hair in different ways and add style to your beautiful strands. 

Hair Braiding Techniques
The Basic Plait 
If you are clueless about how to plait hair then basic plait is for you. Here is the way to go about it: 
  • Comb your hair to get rid of entangled hair.
  • Next, divide your hair into three sections.
  • Ensure that all three sections have equal amount of hair.
  • Now cross over the strands of right section through the middle section.
  • Hold the strands firmly.
  • Now, take the strands from the left section and cross them over the middle section.
  • Tighten your grip.
  • Keep crossing over the middle section by alternating between right and left sections.
  • When you reach the end of hair, tie a colorful elastic band.
  • You are done with the plait. 
The French Plait 
French Plait has been one of the popular hairstyle. It’s a hot favorite among celebrities. So, give yourself that stylish look. Go the French way! 
  • First, comb your hair to get rid of entangled hair. It’s important to get rid of entangled hair to make your French plait look tidy.
  • Divide your hair from the top of your head into five to seven layers.
  • For the top layer, divide the strands into three parts.
  • Divide other layers into two sections.
  • Start with the top layer.
  • From the top section of the head, take strands between your thumb and forefinger.
  • Once you get a grip over these strands, divide them into three parts.
  • Ensure that all three sections have equal amount of hair.
  • Now, start plaiting your hair.
  • Take the left strand of hair and cross them over the center ones.
  • Then, cross the right strands over the center ones.
  • Complete the crossing part with the top layers first.
  • Now, it’s time to move on to the second layer.
  • Take the left side of the second layer and add it to the first layer on the left side.
  • Continue plaiting by crossing over the center portion.
  • Now, from the right side, take the strands from the second layer and add it to first layer on the left side.
  • Again, cross over the entire right section over the center portion.
  • Repeat this with all the layers until all the layers have been added by crossing over through the middle.
  • When you are done with all the layers, continue like a basic braid.
  • Tie the end of the hair with a colorful elastic band. 
Cute Plait 
If you have long hair, then you can go for cute plait. 
  • Gather all hair to one side of your head and make the basic plait.
  • Pull you plait across the head.
  • Pin it firmly using hairpins.
  • Here is your cute plait, which looks both stylish and elegant.

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