How to do the Pull-through Braid Hairstyle
Pull-through braid hairstyle – fake it ‘til you make it!
Braided hairstyles made an emphatic return to the fashion scene. As a result, everyone wants to learn and wear such intricate designs. In relation to that, countless tutorials and step-by-step guides emerged to teach people how to make a braid. However, no matter how detailed and comprehensive these guides can be, some people just don’t get hang of it. As if they are puzzled by the sophisticated steps of braiding such as twisting & crossing of hair strands. They fail and quit altogether.
I can think of two routes to take when faced with difficulty – start with the simple ones or improvise. Of course, if you want to keep up with it, I’d suggest you check our article about the easiest braided hairstyles for beginners – the rope braid, 3-strand braid, french braid, and the dutch braid.
On the other hand, you can improvise. The beauty of being human is we have this “higher-thinking” – we find ways to do things.
Little do they know that there are styles out there that imitates and simulates the look of a genuine braid by using hair accessories. The pull-through braid is a perfect example of that! It’s actually simple and it makes a braided illusion using a series of ponytails. To honest with you, this is my personal favorite. It attracts the most and in my opinion, the best looking braid we’ve covered so far in our blog. I gotta say that the pull-through braid is extra special.
In addition to that, I’m also an avid follower of this style – subscribed and have been following IG and Pinterest feeds about this braid. Whenever I scroll down my news feed and spot something about the pull-through braid, it’s automatic for me to pause for a bit and admire it.
This is your chance to spice up your hair game! Let’s get to it. We’ve put together a guide to help you add this to your repertoire of hairstyles.
Do-it-yourself: Pull-through braid hairstyle
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.
Part one: Make multiple ponytails
Step one: Create Ponytail #1
Gather a chunk of hair from the crown of the head (about 3-4 inches). Tie and hold it in place with a small elastic. This will be the starting point of our braid structure. Set it aside by clipping it on the crown. (We’ll be working with multiple ponytails for this style.
Step two: Create Ponytail #2
Again, take a chunk of hair from the side or below the first ponytail. Tie and hold it in place with a small elastic. Make sure to align it with the first one.
Step three: Split Ponytail #1 and place Ponytail #2 through the split.
Take Ponytail #1 and split it into two sections. Lift Ponytail #2 through the split and hold it in place.
Part two: Make the third ponytail & repeat the previous steps
Grab sections of hair under Ponytail #2 and incorporate the ends of Ponytail #1 to form the third ponytail. Tie it off with a small elastic. The structure of the braid should start to form. A parenthesis-looking pattern should be visible. That’s when you know you’re doing it right.
Part three: Finish and secure the braid
Repeat the steps 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 Pull-through braid, 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 Pull-through braid 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 Pull-through 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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