I found this a little difficult at first but with practice, it became easier to “inside out” braid. If you find it difficult to picture what to do, I recommend searching on youtube to see how to do it visually.


  • 1 elastic
  • plenty of patience!


  1. Seperate hair into three strands at the top of the head.
  2. Braid as usual by adding in one strand of hair with each time you plait the 3 main strands, the only difference is instead of passing the strands over each other, pass them under each other.
  3. This makes the hair pop up and turn inside out.
  4. Tease the hair slightly on each loop to make it a little fuller if you like.

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    • 11 Jun 2016
      2:08 pm

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  • I never could do a French plait, pity cos I do love the look of them


  • Im hopeless at braids, Ive tried and tried and watched tube video lol


  • Nits going around at school already so this is a style we are going for!!


  • Oh wow! I can easily do a normal plait but I’ve never been able to manage the French braid or the herring bone braid. It looks difficult


  • Perfect to keep back the fly aways!


  • I cannot even do a Plait properly hahaha so I will try and give this a go and see how it turns out thank you


  • oh wow! I might try this on my own hair lol thank you for the tip.. its really cute style. im 34 and still cant braid my hair properly lol


  • Great discription


  • I encourage anyone who doesn’t think they can do this to keep practicing. I have never been able to do this style and honestly, I must have done it about a hundred times before I got the knack for it.


  • This looks so cute, I wish it would look that good when I try!


  • I love this look but I can never get it right I know how to do a normal braid but always struggle with the inside out one.


  • Thanks for sharing these instructions – I have always braided the traditional way and had no idea how to this one!


  • Used to do this as a college going girl :). Loved it.


  • Thanks for the instructions. I really need to start being more adventurous with my daughters hair!


  • I am a plait lover! I plait my own hair too. I taught my girls how to plait their own hair. It looks great! Well done.


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