Zig Zag Braids

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Several weeks back, I posted a hairstyle I’d quickly done on Bee one morning (pictured on the left).  It’s a quick & simple style, but the response was overwhelming on how many people liked it, as well as several people asking how exactly I did it.  While I deemed this one to be pretty straight forward, it was a good reminder that everyone is on different levels of what they can do with hair.  So ladies, for those of you that asked, this is how we did it!  However, I did mix things up a little bit and instead of just doing 1 braid for the “zig zag portion” I stepped things up just a little bit.

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As a disclaimer, you can make this hairstyle “your own” and do any number or variety of braids & twists.  So depending on how you choose to do the style is up to you, so just skip steps that don’t apply to the way you choose to do the style.

Step 1 – Part out a rectangular section of hair on top of the head

Step 2 – Gather that hair into a ponytail on the left side of the crown & secure with a clear elastic

If you’re in need of some good elastics, we use Goody Clear Elastics.  I love these because the pack comes with 3 different sizes, and depending on what I’m doing they all come in handy.  You can buy Goody Clear Elastics by clicking HERE.

Step 3 – Divide the ponytail into 3 even sections

You can do 1 braid as shown in the picture I shared on Instagram & FB where she’s in her coat.  Or you can do any variety of braids, twists, and any number of them as well.  As mentioned, I decided to mix things up a little and add some more braids.

Step 4 – With the 2 outer sections, create regular 3 strand braids & secure the ends with small elastics

Step 5 – With the center section of the ponytail, create a rope/twist braid & secure the end with an elastic

If you need help with rope braids, we’ve got a great tutorial showing it upclose and slower!  Check out our rope/twist braid tutorial HERE.

Step 6 – Try get all your braids to be about the same length so they all lay uniformly in the style

Step 7 – Flip the braids up out of the way temporarily & part the hair from the tip of the left to the tip of the right ear

Step 8 – Draw all that hair into a ponytail over on the right side of the head & secure with a clear elastic

Step 9 – Lay the braids & twist back down and draw them over to the ponytail you just made & secure them to the ponytail with another elastic

Step 10 – Again, move the braids out of the way & draw the remaining straight hair over to the left side of the head

Step 11 – With a clear elastic, secure all that hair into a low ponytail on the left side of the head

Step 12 – Add the braids & twist to this last ponytail and secure them with a clear elastic

Step 13 – If desired, wrap the ponytail with a bit of hair to cover the last elastic, or add a pretty flower or other hair accessory

Watch a slower & more up close tutorial of how to wrap a ponytail HERE.

FINISHED!

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Here’s a little closer-up look at the braids & twist.  Looks pretty cool, right?!

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I’m not sure which version I like best.  Comment & let us know which one you like the most?  Don’t forget to pin these to recreate later!

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