Half French Braid into a Fishbone

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Since braids continue to be all the rage these days, I combined some of my favorites for this fun style.  The regular braid winding through the fishbone braid adds a fun bit of texture & flair to an otherwise normal fishbone braid!

Step 1 – Part the hair

Make an off center part on top of the head.  Then part from that down to the left ear.

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 Step 2 – Make a half French braid

Starting as close to that off-center part on top of the head start your half French braid.  A “half” French braid is where you only add hair to  one side of the braid (in this case it was the left side.)  You could certainly do a regular French braid here if you prefer.  You can see our half French braiding video HERE.  Stop adding hair to the braid once you get down to the ear.

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 Step 3 – Make a regular braid

Once you’ve reached the ear, stop adding hair and just continue plaiting a regular 3 strand braid until you reach the end.  Secure the end with a clear rubber band.  You don’t want this to come undone!

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 Step 4 – Divide hair in half

With the remaining hair in back, divide it in two sections and get ready to make a fishbone braid.  For our how to make a fishbone braid video, go HERE.  Try gather the hair toward the left side of the head so it will be a side braid.

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 Step 5 – Start a fishbone braid

I used the braid as the first section of hair I crossed over to start my fishbone braid.  Then I pulled a section of hair from the outside right section and crossed it over to the left.  I wanted the regular 3 stranded braid to peek through the fishbone braid a few times as I worked my way down the hair.

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Step 6-  Continue fishbone braid

I took chunkier sections of hair to make this fishbone braid because I didn’t want it to take me forever!  I also tried to keep that 3 strand braid from getting buried in all the straight hair so it’d resurface and add a bit more texture to the fishbone as I worked my way down.

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When the regular braid “resurfaced” I just used that as my section of hair to cross over to the other side and didn’t grab any of the straight hair.  It looked kind of cool I thought!

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Step 7 – Secure braid

Here the 3 strand braid comes back up on the left side to cross over to the right side again.  I finished braiding the rest of the way down her pony and secured the end with a rubber band.  You could totally give this a messier look by loosening the braids up a bit too.

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 Finished!

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6 Responses

  1. Grandma Porter says:

    I’ve been wondering how you do the half French braid. I love seeing these!

  2. annonymus says:

    I’ve always thought her hair was soooooo long, but i just realized that over her shoulder, its about at her waist!!! I just did this hairstyle, and its gorgeous, and thats where my hair comes over my shoulder!!! i guess my hair is longer than i thought!

  3. Briana says:

    Wow! Is she growing her hair out? It’s very pretty!

  4. Shelia Yother says:

    My daughter really likes to wear braids so I ‘m going to try this one out.

  5. I am so excited that you stopped by my blog! I absolutely LOVE your blog and will be following via RSS feed! I can’t wait for my baby girl to actually get hair so I can have fun styling it! LOVE this!

  6. Wendy says:

    Wish me luck, gonna try this on Princess M tomorrow!!!

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