Love doing braids? If you know how to do a basic braid, upgrade your level of learning to do a beautiful French waterfall braid. As intricate as their name, they give a fantastic look to your hair when done beautifully.
French Waterfall Braid
Here is a step-by-step guide to braiding a beautiful French waterfall.
1. Single French Waterfall Braid
- Detangle your hair: Take a brush comb and detangle your hair neatly. Make a side part either on the right side or the left.
- Begin with a basic braid: Take a small section of hair from the thicker part and then divide it into three small sections. Put the right one above the middle and then the left strand between the two.
- French braid: Continue with a French braid by adding a small section of hair from the scalp to the right strand. Now cross the thicker strand over the middle strand.
- Start the waterfall braid: Drop the bottom strand cleanly. Then add a strand of hair from near it and continue with a French braid as per the above instruction. Comb the loose hair with a comb or by your fingers to keep them clean and detangled.
- Comb, braid, repeat: Repeat the previous steps of making a French waterfall braid until you reach the back of your head wherever you want to stop.
- Securing the braid: Finish it off by doing a normal braid through the rest of your strand. Keep the braid clean by braiding it neatly. Secure it by tying a rubber band in the end.
- Set your hair: comb the loose hair carefully so that you don’t destroy the waterfall braid. Set it by a hairspray for a neat and glossy look.
Here are some beautiful single french waterfall braid ideas and inspirations.
Hairstyle BY – Popsugar
2. Double Waterfall French Braid
- Comb and detangle your hair: Take a brush and comb your hair tangle-free. With the help of a rat tail comb side-part your hair just above the start of your eyebrow of any side of your choice.
- Braid normally: Divide the thicker part into three equal sections. Put the right one above the middle and then the left strand between the two.
- Do a French braid for two crossovers: Make a French braid by adding a strand of hair from near your scalp of the right one and cross it over the middle one. Do this for two crossovers to secure the braid tightly.
- Make waterfall braid: Start making waterfall braid by taking a strand of hair from your scalp, adding it to the right strand and crossing it over the middle one. Put the left strand between the two and drop the bottom strand. Comb it to keep it neat. Then take a small strand of hair from near the strand you just dropped. Add it to the left strand and continue braiding this French waterfall braid until you reach the back of your head.
- Secure the braid: Make a few crossovers of the simple braid and secure it with a clear elastic band. Comb the loose hair neatly.
- Don’t braid too low: Keep braiding your hair until the back of your head in a straight line. Don’t make it too low to make any space for the French braid in the next step.
- Start a second one: Take a strand of hair from the head just below the start of the waterfall braid. Divide it into three equal strands and start braiding it normally. Put the right one above the middle and then the left one between the two.
- Make a French braid: Make a French braid in the second line by adding the dropped strand of the first waterfall braid to the right strand. Put the now thicker strand over the middle. Add a small strand of hair to the left main strand and then put it between the two previous strands.
- Continue with the French braid: Continue making the French braid by using the dropped strands of the previous waterfall braid on one side and new strands on the other side. Repeat these steps until you reach the back of your head where you stopped with the waterfall braid.
- Secure then all: Gather all your hair into a ponytail and secure it with a tight rubber band. You may make a long or medium messy bun or leave it as it is. Comb it neat and set it with hairspray.
5 Beautiful inspirations of double waterfall french braid:
Hairstyle BY – Braided_to_infinity
Hairstyle BY – Jbraidsandbows
3. Triple Waterfall French Braid
- Brush your hair neatly and section it: Brush your hair neatly away from your head and make two angled sections. Each angle section should be in the size of your eyebrow.
- Clip it clean: Clip the angled sections of your hair separately. Lip the middle thicker part. Comb them to keep them detangled.
- Start with the large middle section: Take the loose top section of the hair and divide it into three equal sections. Do a normal braid by crossing the right strand over the middle and putting the left strand between the two.
- Drop and braid continuously: Drop the left strand and take a new strand from your scalp near the dropped one. Cross it over the middle strand. Also, drop the right strand, take a new one from near it and continue braiding in this fashion till you reach the back of your head.
- Secure it properly: Secure the braid with a pin tightly to ensure that it doesn’t fall off.
- Unclip the left angled part and start with a normal braid: Pull out the clip from the left part and begin with a normal braid. Put the right strand over the middle one and the left strand between the two.
- Add the loose left strand as you braid: Add the loose left strand from the previous braid to the right strand of the main braid. Cross this thick strand over the middle. Take a new strand of hair from the left side and add it to the left strand and put it between the two main strands.
- Continue braiding in this fashion: Add hair to the bottom strand before crossing it over the middle and add the dropped strands before putting them between the two main strands. Continue this French braid till the back of your head and secure it with a rubber band tightly.
- Unclip the right-angled part and make another French braid: Divide it into three equal parts. Add the dropped strands from the middle part and add new strands to the rightmost strands and cross then over the middle one by one. Continue in this fashion until you reach the back of your head.
- Tie up your hair: Gather all your hair and make sure it is positioned in the middle. Tie it tightly into a ponytail for a quick and clean style. You may also put it into a messy bun with is more classy. Set your hair with hairspray.
Here are 5 most popular triple waterfall french braids
Hairstyle BY – Bonitahairdo
Learn to make French waterfall braid in simple steps and amaze everyone around you.