How to Make a French Braid

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How to Make a French Braid
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1. Prep your hair. Brush through your hair to get all the tangles out and make it soft, smooth, and ready to braid. For a single braid going down the back of your head, brush your hair. Image 1.0

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Begin sectioning your hair.Start the process by gathering a big chunk from the top-center of your head. All the hair in this section should come from the same "hair row." Image 1.1

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Separate this first "chunk" into three pieces. Just like traditional braids, French braids use three sections of hair to create their pattern. Image 1.2

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Begin in a traditional braid. First, you have to get your hand positioning right: hold two strands in one hand, and the third strand in the other. Image 1.3

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Bring all of your hair into the braid. As you work down your head, you'll start running out of free hair to bring into the braid. Image 1.4

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Finish the braid.When all of your hair is in the working braid, finish it off as a traditional braid. Then, secure the braid with a ponytail. Image 1.5

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