plaits in hair

How to do different plaits in hair

So, I know that rocket science is supposedly the most mentally challenging task in the world, but have you ever tried to braid a crown in a fishtail technique? I assure you, rockets will be a minimal challenge after that.

Of course, some of us are more gifted in terms of creating hairstyles, so your girlfriends braid themselves something new every day and go with stylish hairstyles, while you google “how to learn how to braid yourself unusual braids quickly and easily”. Our article has step by step instructions on how to do it: just look at the photo and you will learn how to braid braids correctly.

plaits in hair

How to braid 16 types of braids for girls

We will show you how to learn how to braid braids in different variants with step-by-step instructions in photos and videos.

French braids

Comb your hair in a straight swath until smooth.

Then, using a comb or your fingers, separate a triangle of hair from your forehead to the top of your head.

Divide the section into three sections and braid them into three strands, making sure that each time you weave your hair, there is more hair on each side of your head.

Continue braiding and dividing in sections until you reach the ends, then tie with a rubber band.

Dutch Braids

To braid this braid for girls, follow steps 1 and 2 above.

And then there’s the difference: instead of crossing sections of hair over each other and in the middle while braiding (right now, mimic with your hands; you’ll see what I mean), you need to reverse direction and cross sections under each other, pulling from the inside out.

Twisted Braid

See how to braid a braid quickly and gracefully. With a little practice, you’ll be able to braid it yourself.

Comb your hair and put it in a ponytail.

Rub your fingertips with hygienic clear pomade (this will help keep extraneous hair in place while you work), then divide the ponytail into two parts, and then twist each part inward in one direction.

Then cross and twist the two sections together, securing the ends with an elastic band. Secure the braid with hairspray.


After detangling or combing your hair, divide it into two sections. Separate one part to make it easier.

Split the hair in half, squeezing each part in your hand. Then with your index finger, pull a small piece of the strand from the left side and cross it over, joining the inside with the right side.

Repeat the same on the other side, pulling the piece of strand from the right side and crossing it inside with the left strand.

Keep the hair in your hands until the end of the weave, then secure everything with an elastic band. Move on to the second part of your hair and do the same thing.

Then you can intentionally loosen the braids to create a voluminous effect.

French fishtail

If you have non-frizzy hair, curl it first to give extra texture and volume. Pro tip: Spray hairspray before and after curling to keep it even tighter.

Comb one side of your hair, then split it in half in the center.

French braid each side, and then when you reach the back of your head, stop.

Do 2 passes of regular braiding to connect the two braids, and then switch to fishtail braiding.

Braid the crown

Comb your hair and make a parting in the center.

Tilt your head and start braiding from the bottom up.

Once you reach the top of your head, continue braiding in the Dutch technique through the hairline and down the other side of your head. Tie the ends with an elastic band.

Tuck the secured ends under the braid, securing them. That’s the kind of reverse Dutch braid you have.

Chain Braid

Tie your hair in a low ponytail, then wrap some of your hair around the beginning of the ponytail and secure with a rubber band.

Divide your ponytail into four sections.

Take the third section and flip it over the second section, then take the fourth section and flip it under the second and third sections and then over the third section. Then leave the second section and drop the first section under the third and fourth sections.

Continue this sequence until you reach the end, then secure the braid with a hair band.

Braided Bunch

Braid two Dutch braids on each side.

Cross them at the back of your head, then unbraid and proceed with the bundle.

Braid the remaining loose hair into a regular braid and wrap it into a bundle, securing it in place. Finally, wrap the two crossed braids around the bundle and secure it in place.

Spiral Braid

Start at the top of your head, separate some of your hair there and start French-style braiding counterclockwise through the parting.

Continue braiding down the left side of your head and around your neck, directing the braiding up and towards the top of your head to create a spiral.

Finish by tucking the ends of your hair into the braid along the hairline to hide them.

French side braid

As you can tell, this braid is all about great volume. So unless you already have a thick, voluminous texture, start by curling your hair (check out my favorite irons below) and teasing it at the hair growth line and top to create lots of volume.

Then pull your hair over your shoulder and French braid it, leaving layers and strands around your face to soften the look.

Continue braiding to the end, securing it with an elastic band and hairspray.

Floral fishtail

Split your hair down the center, and then braid two thin fishtail braids on each side, braiding them in the middle.

Twist the fishtail braids into a bundle and pin them in place.

Then take a new, loose section of hair from under the bundle and braid it into a fishtail all the way through, securing it with an elastic band.

Boho braid

Separate a small part of your hair a few centimeters from your hair growth line and braid it into three strands, securing the ends of your hair.

Then, at a distance of 2-3 cm from the first braid, start braiding a French braid over most of your hair and secure it with a rubber band, letting it hang loosely.

Finally, take all of your hair (including the braids), divide it in half and twist it all together, tying the ends together with a rubber band.

Crayfish Tail

Take a section of hair from the back of your head and braid it (secure the ends with a rubber band), leaving the rest of your hair hanging loosely over the opposite shoulder.

Then take the remaining hair and wrap it under and over the braid.

Tuck the curled hair into the rubber band and voila!

Top down bun

Flip your head over and braid a French braid from the back of your head to the neck, starting just below the top of your head.

Secure the braid with a hair band, then wrap your hair around the band and secure it in place.

Dutch Braids 2

Comb your hair, make a straight parting and separate the top part of your hair.

On the rest of your hair, braid a Dutch braid from the hairline to the back of your head, securing it with an elastic band. Repeat on the other side.

Cover the rubber band by wrapping some of your hair around it, you can also insert a hair clip into the rubber band to hold it in place.


Lift an 8-inch section of hair from the top of your head.

Braid this part until you reach a spot just below the top of your head, tie the braid with a rubber band.

Take the rest of your hair and twist it over the already braided braid, covering it only partially.

Braid the remaining hair in three strands until you reach the ends. Secure it with an elastic band.