We’re back with a new hair tutorial for you today. We hope you checked out our first couple posts on summer hair care. If you didn’t – you don’t want to miss them. You can learn how to protect your hair this summer in our 10 Ways to Protect Your Hair from the Sun & Chlorine post and learn how to fight green hair after swimming in our 5 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Green Hair post.
I think I’ve been on a 4 strand braid kick lately! Today’s style is one I’ve done for school on the girls, as well as for church. So it’s one that can be worn most anywhere. We’ve done this style ending it in a round or 3D 4 strand braid as well as a flat 4 strand braid. In our video tutorial we show you how we do it with a flat 4 strand braid.
Step 1 – Make a side part
Step 2 – Begin a lace braid along the forehead
Step 3 – Plait a lace braid, only adding hair to the top or right side of the braid
Step 4 – Continue adding hair to lace braid until you reach the back of the head
Step 5 – Stop adding hair and make a regular 3 strand braid to the end of the hair
Step 6 – Temporarily secure the end of the braid
Step 7 – Gather remaining hair that is down in back at the nape of the neck
Step 8 – Divide hair into 3 sections
Step 9 – Place braid from lace braid in the 2nd position of the straight hair
Step 10 – Plait a 4 strand braid
With this step you can create a flat 4 strand braid, or a round 3D braid. We have done both, but the video shows the flat braid. If you need a review on how to create a round 3D 4 strand braid, you can watch our video. The ribbon in the video would be like the braid in this case. If you need to brush up on a how to do a flat 4 strand braid you can watch this video.
Step 11 – Secure the end with an elastic
And here are ones with it ending with a 3D Round 4 strand braid:
And so you can really see the difference, here’s a few side-by-side comparisons with the style ending with a flat or a round 3D 4 strand braid. You can do which ever you prefer.
So, which look do you prefer? The one on the left with a flat 4 strand braid, or the round 3D braid on the right?
Be sure to check out all our styles using 4 strand braids – round and flat ones!