Behind The Hair - Sarah Potempa Blog

Follow Us

365 Days of Braids: Week 1

5 Strand Fishtail Braid
Step 1: Divide hair into five even sections.
Step 2: Fish tail braid* each individual section.
Step 3: Once all sections are complete, five strand braid* them together and secure with an elastic.

*Fishtail Braid
Step 1: Part hair into two sections.
Step 2: Pull skinny strand from left section.
Step 3: Cross that strand to right section.
Step 4: Pull skinny strand from right section.
Step 5: Cross that strand to left section.
Step 6: Repeat this crisscross pattern pulling strands from opposite side.

*Five Strand Braid
Step 1: Divide hair into 5 sections.
Step 2: Pull outer most strand on left side over the strand next to it and under middle strand becoming the new middle strand.
Step 3: Pull outer most strand on right over the strand next to it and under the middle strand becoming the new middle strand.
Step 4: Repeat this motion alternating sides.