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The New Braiding Handbook
You must be familiar with a regular Fishtail Braid to make any sense out of this tutorial. Once you get that, it’ll be easy peasy!

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  • How to style a fishtail braid. French Fishtail - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather a small section of
hair. Where you decide to gather this section is where your Fishtail Braid will start.

  • How to style a fishtail braid. French Fishtail - Step 2
    Step 2

    Split the hair into two sections.

  • How to style a fishtail braid. French Fishtail - Step 3
    Step 3

    Holding both sections in your left hand, section off a small piece of hair from the back of the right section with your right hand.

  • How to style a fishtail braid. French Fishtail - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using your left hand, reach over the right section and grab that small piece of hair. Pull
it over the right section and combine it with the left section.

  • How to style a fishtail braid. French Fishtail - Step 5
    Step 5

    Move both sections into your right hand and section off a small piece of hair from the back of the left section with your left hand.

  • How to style a fishtail braid. French Fishtail - Step 6
    Step 6

    Using your right hand, reach over the left section and grab that small piece of hair. Pull it over the left section and combine it with the right.

  • How to style a fishtail braid. French Fishtail - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now you’re going to start incorporating new hair. Note: You will be moving from the back to the front with these
new sections. The sections will be about half an inch thick depending on how textured you want your braid, and you’re going to sweep them down and over. So with your right hand section off a small piece of new hair.

  • How to style a fishtail braid. French Fishtail - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sweep that section over the right section and add it to the left. Make sure you are pulling the strands tight. You can always go in and loosen things up afterward.

  • How to style a fishtail braid. French Fishtail - Step 9
    Step 9

    Transfer both sections into your right hand and gather a new section with your left hand.

  • How to style a fishtail braid. French Fishtail - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sweep the new small section over the left section and combine it with the right.

  • How to style a fishtail braid. French Fishtail - Step 11
    Step 11

    Repeat steps 7–9.

  • How to style a fishtail braid. French Fishtail - Step 12
    Step 12

    Right around here is where my arms start turning into jelly, so I move the braid forward onto my shoulder and start Fishtailing the opposite way.

  • How to style a fishtail braid. French Fishtail - Step 13
    Step 13

    Tie off the braid with a clear elastic. Pancake the braid by gently spreading the sections. Doing this will make your braid look thicker and it will add volume and texture.

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Kay Bay
Kay Bay · London, GB · 28 projects
I do these in my sisters' hairs all the time!
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