Girl, jump on the French braid bandwagon and learn how to French braid your own hair. Check out this tutorial on how to French braid your own hair. I’ll walk you through it step by step as I do my own hair in pigtails.
Please tell me I wasn’t the only little girl who laid on the floor for hours and hours learning how to French braid my own hair? I taught myself when I was in 3rd grade and never looked back. In middle school and high school, I was dubbed the “braid girl” because I braided EVERYONE’S hair for every dance (cornrow phase) and soccer game known to man. I’ve always loved doing everyone else’s hair…and my own! Once I hit college, I stopped with the braids because it wasn’t trendy. Lucky me, 8 years later…it’s back in style! I think we can thank Kylie Jenner for that one. JK, but seriously.
Our good friend Laura, who is also the manager at ModernWell is really the one who inspires Linley and me to get creative with the braids in our hair again. She is the KWEEN of French braids. Praise be that French braiding your own hair is a learned behavior because after 8 years I still remember how to do it! Now…I do it almost weekly and love it every time.
How to French Braid Your Own Hair
French braiding your hair into pigtails is very simple! All you need is a comb and 2 hair-binders. Check out my video above and a step by step below!
- Part your hair down the middle of your entire head.
- Your hair is now in 2 sections. Tie one side up with one of your hair-binders.
- Start at the crown of your head and grab a small chunk of hair. Separate it into 3 equal parts and perform a braid.
- Then, “grab and grab” as I like to say. Add on to your braid on both sides by picking up another little chunk of hair and then performing another braid.
- Repeat step 4 all the way down your head.
- Secure your pigtail with a hair binder. PS: THESE are my new fav.
- Repeat steps 3-6 on the other side of your head.
French braiding takes practice. The more you do it to yourself the better you will get! Once you’re comfortable with braiding your own hair, you can start playing with sizing. The bigger chunks you take, the looser and chunkier your braid will be. You can also have fun with the bottom of your braid. For example, you can go right into a normal braid, or you can do two messy buns or even braid them into one pony! My last piece of advice: watch tutorials. I literally watch hair tutorials all the time on Youtube. I get lost reallll quick in that shiz.
Why French Braids
French braids are amazing and for so many reasons. I mostly throw them in on day 3 or 4 of very dirty hair. It does wonders for covering up grease and girl, you don’t wany a greasy lookin’ head now do you?
- Working out
- Dirty hair
- Natural looking waves
Tell me! Do you know how to French braid your own hair? If so, when did you learn!?
This step to making french braids in your hair was exactly what i was looking for…thank you!
Thank you for teaching me how to French Braid step-by-step. This article is very helpful!!
So glad you loved it!
I’ve always wanted to learn and legit never been able to!! I’ve watched endless videos but this was so easy once I went through this! Thank you xx
great! I have trouble french braiding my own hair and needed some tips. this helped.
I love this
Please read this! I honestly have never known how to do my own hair at all! I can put it half up and half down. Also, I can put it in a sleek ponytail. But.. I want to learn how to do a fishtail braid, and french braid and stuff. I know that you put a tutorial on here.. but, you see, my brain doesn’t work that way. I am kinda stupid. But anyways! Please answer this!
I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi! I love this website. It is a really good website but the only thing is… since I can’t watch the videos the step by step for a French braid is really hard to understand and is a bit confusing. I’m only 12 so please help me and this website become more explanatory!
Thanks! 💕 – Lila
Yeah i am 12 to and i need to learn because I have gym and having long hair is hard
This was very helpful, thanks!
I love the french braid. This is very nicely done. I braid my wife’s hair at least twice a week. She can’t braid herself but loves to wear french braids.
this was a good help thank u so much
Omg French Braiding your own hair is the hardest thing ever
Where did you get your blue top? I love it!
Nordstrom! But last year!
I can’t do them been trying for years
This was so good bitches i loved it bro
Thank you for this post! Very useful!!
I can’t do them
i love you botch 😂❤️❤️
I’m sorry, but that wasn’t a “how-to”! How to braid your own hair – part your hair and perform a braid! Grab a chunk of hair and perform another braid! If people were confident in doing that they wouldn’t be here! I was hoping for some more detailed instructions, a video even. How do you know what you’re doing/keep it straight etc if you can’t see the back of your head. There’s no guidance in your article at all!
I still cant do it is the an easier way??
Now that my hear is long again, I should practise this more! Usually I have a messy bun and that’s it!
Thank you for the inspiration!