Simple Pulled Back Fishbone Braids


Fishbone Braid Pullback (1)

As part of moving my site from Blogger to WordPress I was able to get all my files and pictures totally organized on my computer.  That meant finding all the styles I’d taken pictures of but had yet to post as well as having time to post ones that had been on my SD card for a while.  This was one of them.  I saw this on Pinterest a long time ago, and now for the life of me I can’t find the picture (I thought for sure I’d pinned it!)  Either way, this is a simple style, but I just love the look with Fishbone braids. ** Update – I found the picture, but it just links back to an image on Tumblr – so this is what we recreated.) **

Obviously, you’ll need to know how to make a fishbone braid, so if you don’t, you can watch our video HERE.

Step 1 – Part the hair

I started with a  zig zag part  that was off set to the right on top of the head and then parted down to each ear

Step 2 – Make a fishbone braid

If you have a hard time starting fishbone braids without an “anchor” of a ponytail, you could certainly make a ponytail first and then start braiding.

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Step 3 – Braid to the ends

Braid as far down as you can & secure temporarily with a clip or rubber band.

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 Step 4 – Repeat on the left side

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 Step 5 – Join the braids

With a rubber band, secure the 2 braids together in the middle on the back of the head.

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Step 6 (optional) – Cover the rubber band

Instead of a bow or flower, we wrapped the rubber band with hair.  I’ll eventually post a video showing how we do that!

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Step 7 (optional) – Curl the hair

I slightly turned the ends of her hair under with my flat iron – but you could definitely add more curl if you want.


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Fishbone Braid Pullback (10) This style is perfect for school, or church, or really any normal day.  We don’t do fishbone braids too much, and I don’t know why because I really love the look of them!  They sure are everywhere these days!

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5 Responses

  1. Miss Molly says:

    I bet it was this picture:
    Thank you for posting these instructions!

    • The Mom says:

      Miss Molly — that’s very similar, but the one I remember seeing had the rubber band wrapped too (like we did) … at least I thought so! Thanks for the link, I’m going to have to look around some more on that site!

  2. Abbie says:

    This is so cute! However, I would LOVE to see what the front looks like…

    • The Mom says:

      Abbie – I had simply parted the hair down the middle and pulled each side back into the fishbone braids. She doesn’t have bangs or anything, so I figured no shot from the front was necessary! Sorry!

  3. Mrs maria says:

    Omg mammaaazzziiinnnggggg That looks like fun. Y don’t u come to my house and show me how to do it. I know how to fishbone braid but not like that!!!!!!!

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