Hair tutorial time! My brain is completely fried at the moment, so many things to organise and do, I think I need a life overhaul! Being a bit busy means less time for pretty hair, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have cute hair. Fishtail braids look really complicated but once you understand the basic idea they are quick and easy to do!

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Here is a video version for those of you who prefer them and the downloadable version is at the end as usual:

So let’s get started!

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Brush all of your hair over to one side.

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Separate the hair into two halves.

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Take a small piece of hair from the back of half #2.

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Pull it over half #2 and hold it with the same hand you’ve got half #1 in. It now becomes part of half #1

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Now take a small piece from the side of half #1.

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Move it over half #1 and to become part of half #2.

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That’s the basic technique. All you need to do is alternate taking small sections from each half, pulling them over and then putting them in the other hand so they become part of the other half.

So the next step from where I left off is to take a piece from half #1 and move it over to half #2

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And then one from half #2 goes to half #1.

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Continue this pattern over and over and over. Keep in mind that the smaller the sections of hair you take, the more intricate the final braid will look.

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As you keep going down you should get something like this:

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Continue braiding until you either run out of hair or you’ve got the length you want.

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Tie it off with and elastic.

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Bam! Braid!

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Now this braid is pretty good by itself but I prefer mine to look puffy and more even in the width. The way to achieve this is to pull the pieces and puff them out after you tie it off. It feels a bit like you’re ruining your hard work but trust me it’s not going to come undone unless your hair tie is loose.

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Easy!

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I like to curl the ends too.

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Then just add a decoration.

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Taadaa all done!

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Now do a celebration dance because you FINALLY learned how to do a fishtail braid!!

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Or you know, just calm down and enjoy your braid…

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Thanks so much for reading!