With the weather being so hot lately, my 10 year old has wanted her hair pulled back and in braids. I actually come up with this style, or something similar to this back in the Fall but never did a tutorial for it. But I found this French braids hairstyle to be just as great for a hot summer day! So no matter the season, this French braids hairstyle works for hot or cold weather!
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1 – Part the hair from ear to ear up across the crown and temporarily secure the hair out of the way.
2 – With all the hair in back, create a French braid down the center back of the head. Braid all the way to the end and secure with an elastic.
If you need help with French braiding, check out our How to French Braid video HERE.
3 – Part the hair in front, in the center so you have a left and right section from the ears forward.
4- On the left side, make a part parallel to your center part, about 1/2 inch to the left. This part should run from the forehead back to the crown. With that narrow rectangular section begin a small French braid back near the crown. Braid from the crown forward until you reach the forehead.
5- Once you reach the forehead, start braiding back toward the ear, adding in hair as you go. Once you reach the ear and have no more hair to add, continue a regular braid until you reach the end. Secure the end of your braid with an elastic. Your french braid will almost make an L shape as it curves around face.
6 – Repeat steps 4 & 5 on the right side of the head. You will then have a French braid curving around from the left and right side, and also a French braid going down the back of the head.
7 – Draw the 2 braids from the sides toward the back center of the head. Take those braids and tie a half knot like you would on your shoe. Secure them with a few bobby pins so it stays tied. The braids should form a knot just over the top of the French braid that runs down the back of the head.
8 – Make a few more half knots with the braids so you create a circle or bun shape with the knots. Secure the bun of knots with bobby pins. Tuck the ends of your braids in to hide them and the elastics. Secure with bobby pins as needed.
FINISHED FRENCH BRAIDS & KNOTTED BUN
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