Fishtails work best with medium to long hair. Spray the hair with a little hairspray or texturizing product before you start.
Divide the hair into two equal sections.
Grab a small piece of hair from the outside of the left section.
Bring that small section over the top and to the inside of the right section.
Then, do the same thing with the right side. Bring a small piece of hair from the outside over the top and into the left section.
Continue bringing the hair from the outside in, alternating sides.
Every now and then, pull the two sections away from each other to tighten the braid. It doesn't need to look perfect!
Here's a video to help explain.
Tie the pony tail once you get to the bottom. The smaller sections you take while braiding, the cooler the braid will look, but the longer it will take. I took medium sized sections.
I like to pull apart the braid to loosen it up and give it a softer look.