When you have daughters’ there is going to come a time when they want their hair braided.

Don’t worry french braids, once you get the hang of them are not hard to do.

What you’ll need:

Hairbrush, hair tie and hairspray (optional)

1. Brush your hair

2. Select the middle section on top of your head and plait it once to start the braid off

3. Gather hair from each side and add it in to your braid

4. Continue adding hair and plaiting hair

5. You will see it taking shape as you gather more hair at every braid

6. Do an ordinary plait to finish off your braid and put a hair tie in

You’re done

Watch the Youtube video for full, easy to follow step-by-step instructions:

My daughters’ love having their hair braided and after some practice I can do easy braids well and you can too.

Try it out and let me know how you go in the comments below.

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  • Love doing french braids and hopefully my youngest daughter will like to have her hair long and can do it for her. My other daughter hair is very short.


  • I try and try this but much to my daughter’s dismay I never seen to get a perfect one, I can’t seem to get the hair to stay tight enough. Would love tips if anyone has any.


  • I wish I could braid my own hair – arms are too short!


  • First of all, make sure your child has a really good head of hair – it doesn’t work on thin hair at all.


  • I’ve always wanted to be able to do this, but I try and hair goes everywhere and the holding it together part doesn’t go so well… This makes it look so easy!


  • looks great – alas I have thin hair and it is impossible to make this kinda style look good x


  • Thanks, used to do this ages ago and got out of way doing it so forgot but like it better than plait.


  • this one looks very neat.


  • A friend does her dughter’s hair in this style quite regularly. I has to be eaiser to do it for somebody else thand doing your own until you have had plenty of experience.


  • Once you get the hang of it, its just as easy and as quick as a plait. I’m proud to say my teen daughter has finally mastered it for herself, although I still get asked to do her hair when she wants a very fine braid or something a little more unusual.


  • I braid (even just part) of hair quite a bit, easy way to keep it up. I always do others braids better than my own… Must be the angle I pull.


  • A great tutorial, thanks for sharing. Although I can never seem to get my braids to look this good… will keep trying!


  • Love a french braid. I’m trying to do inside out braids on my daughter’s hair – my sister used to do it with my hair when we were younger but I still haven’t got the knack.


  • French braids always look so beautiful – such a classic look.


  • I have long g curly hair. I used to be able to do this on my own hair


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