DIY: 3 Strand Braid Hairstyle in 3 easy steps

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How to do the 3 Strand Braid Hairstyle

Mother of braids – 3 strand braid! 

We’re going to talk about the most common form of braided hairstyle, the three-strand braid! It’s probably the most common braiding technique. It’s the absolute first step. This where you start, this is where the world braiding is introduced to you. 

As a total beginner, even this simple style may seem confusing at first. We’re doing it for these people. To give them the push they need to get into the hairstyling world. Here’s a quick and simple guide to learning this hairstyle.

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Do-it-yourself: 3 Strand braid

Preparation: We want a tangle-free, clean and organized hair. Do not shy away from brushing your hair with a comb/hairbrush until it’s soft. Think of it as having a clean station to work with. This will make the process easier and in order.

Step one: Gather the hair

Gather the hair in the back of the head. For the best results, gather the hair in a ponytail to keep it in place. 

Step two: Section & Crossing

Section the hair

Separate the chunk into (3) three equal sections. This particular style uses 3 strands to build the overall structure – the left, right and the center. It’s best to hold the right section with the right hand and the left section with the left hand.

 Cross the sections

  • Cross the right section towards the middle.  The right section is now the middle and the middle section is now the right section
  • Cross the left section towards the middle. The left section is now the middle and the middle section is now the left section

Always keep in mind, the goal is to cross the outer sections (left and right) to the middle in an alternating fashion. Pull the sections to tighten the structure.

Step three: Finish and secure the braid

Repeat the previous step until you reach the ends of the hair. Leave at least 1 to 2 inches of hair for the hair accessory to be used to secure the braid. Finish by using a tie (small elastic, ribbon, etc) to hold the hair in place.

Congratulations! Now you know how to do the braid-and-bun hairstyle, all you have to do next is practice, practice, practice, and practice until each and every step feels natural and becomes second nature.

Considering the looks, usefulness, and difficulty of this style. How would you score the 3 strand braid hairstyle using a scale of 5? Please let us know what you think in the comments!

Try other hairstyles

Now that you know how to make the 3 strand braid, there are other hairstyles that you can try. Click around the website and look for one you’d like to try. We have more step-by-step tutorials and visual guides to make it easier for you to get the hang of it. If you have questions, feel free to leave a comment below. We’ll try and help you as good as we can.

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