Fishtail braid

March 7, 2013

fishtail braid - drifter and the gypsy blog

It’s Emily again from It Girl Rag Doll with another DIY hair tutorial for ya!

I love braiding my hair! There are so many different variations on it, so many ways to play around with them, and they are so romantic looking too. Today I’m going to show you how to do a Fishtail Braid, also known as a Herringbone Braid. It’s similar to your good old fashion braid, but a bit more interesting looking, and maybe takes a little more work. But I promise you will be surprised to find it’s really not as complicated to do as it might look. Let’s get started!

fishtail braid - drifter and the gypsy blog

1. Separate your hair into just two sections. There will be a third like in a regular braid, but it will come from the your main two pieces.

2. From the very outside of one section take a small piece of hair out of it. Then cross it over the front of the section it came out of and add it to the inside of the other one.

3. Do the same with the other side, taking a small piece, crossing it over, and adding it to the other. This is all you do!

4. It will take a few passes before the braid starts to form, but after about 10 times doing this you will see that fishtail.

5 & 6. Keep doing this all the way down, it gets a little easier once you move away from the base of your head. This braid takes a little time to do compared to a normal one, but the smaller chunks of hair you cross over each time will make the fishtail more pronounced, even though it takes more time.

7 & 8. Once you get to the end, tie it off. I like to go back through and tug on it a little bit to make it a little more messy and not such a tight weave. But that step is entirely up to you!

That’s really all it takes!! Think of it like you have your two sections, then by taking those smaller ones from each side and passing it over you are simply wrapping those two sections with your hair and weaving them together in the process. Easier than you thought, right?

fishtail braid - drifter and the gypsy blog

Now go on and try it out, and don’t forget to stop back next month for more hair DIY from yours truly!!

Emily (DIY Hair Contributor)

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