How To Do A Mermaid Braid? Step by Step Guide

A trendy hairstyle is one that everyone is in awe of. But it doesn’t always have to be tough! The mermaid braid is one such hairstyle that may look all twisted and turned and pretty but is very easy to make on yourself as well. This braid became very popular among young girls with long hair, tho the braid can be done on medium length hair as well. It suits hair of all shades and is a nice daily wear hairstyle that can be worn with long dresses as well. There are so many different mermaid braid hairstyles to try.

What You Need to Make Mermaid Braid

  • A comb
  • Rubber bands

Step-By-Step Procedure of Mermaid Braid

  • Firstly, section your hair in the form of a teardrop from the front. Take the upper half of the hair and secure it with a hair tie.
  • Pull your hair taut from the front, to give it a better texture.
  • Now, take the tied section of hair and start braiding it into a normal three-strand braid, then secure the end with a hair tie.
  • Take a section of hair from the front of your face, twist it along the length, and then tuck the twisted piece into the previous braid. Hold the twist at the end with your fingers.
  • Pull out some strands from the twisted portion, to give it a messier look.
  • Repeat the above steps on the opposite side till all the loose hair is tucked into the three-strand braid.
  • After this, pinch the end of the braid with your fingers and pull it upwards to add texture.
  • Now, backcomb the end of the braid to give a nice texture and cut off the rubber band holding the initial braid in place.

You’re all done, take the braid on one side, or leave it behind; it will look elegant either way.

Can a mermaid braid be done on yourself?

A mermaid braid can easily be done on yourself, and be perfected with just a little practice. It is important to make the initial braid a little loose to be able to easily pass the curled strands of hair through it and secure it in place. You must keep a mirror by your side if you’re a beginner.

How to make a mermaid braid look messier?

Since messy hairstyles are currently in trend, you can make your mermaid braid look messier by backcombing a bit of your hair. Properly pulling your hair from the initial step also helps add a messy texture to the braid. Most importantly, while passing the twisted strands though, your hair ruffles them out and pull out a few strands from the front to make it look messier.