(upbeat music) – Hey everyone, I'm Mindyfrom Cute Girls Hairstyles, Brooklyn's here with me today.
– Hi!- And if you guys are like us, we are socially distancing – Yes we are.
Not from each other, 'cause we live together, but we are hanging out in our houses, so we are going to show you guys some back to basic hairstyles.
The first one we're gonnado is a French braid.
If you guys have watchedmy videos forever, you know that this wasone of the first videos we did 12 years ago.
– Forever ago.
– So So the quality is bad, the pictures are bad, sowe thought we'd start here.
So let's get onto it.
Okay so, if you are new to braiding, my first piece of advice and tip would be, you may wanna start with hair that's wet.
So anytime you add water, it adds a little more grip, and it's gonna hold the hairin a little bit tighter.
Brooklyn prefers hers not wet, so today you're gonna see me braiding on dry hair, but you can also see that her hair's pretty fuzzy, it has a lot of texture to it, so we may get a little more fly aways, where if I had it wet, it would be more slicked and we could even add geland that type of stuff to slick it even more if wewere doing a dance style.
So, first thing you do, pickup a section right here.
Okay, if you're doing a French braid, you're going to divideit into three pieces, so there's one, two, and three, and you just wanna prettymuch equal size sections.
So the trick with a French braid is that the middle piecealways goes under, okay? So always goes under.
So right now, you're gonnahave your three sections, you take the middle pieceand go under the left side, and now your middle piece is right here, and now that goes under the right side.
So you just did kind of a criss cross.
And then you can holdit any way you want to.
I have a tendency to kindaput this outside piece in my pinky right here, and then you can see that this side is in mypinchers, but any way you wanna hold it that'scomfortable for your hands is fine.
So you go back to these three sections, and on this side I'm gonna take a finger and just pick up the section of hair.
Now, I didn't pick up just thefront and then cross it over, you wanna do a good scoop, pretty much all the way back to the braid.
And you can use yourfingers, you can use a comb, you can use your pinky, whatever's comfortable for you.
And you're adding that hair that you just scoopedinto this outside section.
So you're combiningthose two to create one.
And then again, so now thisis your middle piece, right, you still have that middle, this goes over that middlepiece, and then you just switch.
So you can see, I justswitched my hand hold so that I can work onthe opposite side now.
So again, pick up hair, and you can see, Brooklyn has like I said, the fuzzies, and we can hit those with some gel or a little bit of pomade at the end, or even this flexholdhairspray that I have from Hairitage, if Iwanted to do it as I go, I could kinda comb it in like this.
And I scooped that piece and added it right into my outside, my outside edge.
So now my middle piece isright here, you can see it, middle, and again, it's gonnago under that outside piece.
And then you just switch your fingers.
So I think the trick isswitching your fingers back and forth, that's, I think, what is the most difficult for people, I feel like I have to do this so slow right now, it's almost hard for me 'cause I'm used to doing it very fast.
But again, I'll show you, this is my outside piece, it's locked in between thosefingers, scoop up an edge, combine the two, use somehair spray if you want to, if you're worried about it, and then you can see that by the way I hold it, it almost naturally starts crossing itself, sothen I jus switch and go on.
And if you take smaller sections, the braid is gonna be more intricate, you're gonna have more stitching, if you take biggersections, you're gonna have less stitching and it can be more puffy or a little more looselooking, so a little more boho.
(upbeat music) Okay, as you get down here to the bottom, you don't wanna scoopall of this hair and up, or when you let it go, it's gonna leave a funky little bulge righthere, so really try hard to make sure that the hair strands are just coming straight out from where you are onthe neck and looping in, try to don't let yourselfpick it all up at once, you want to go, and seenow that I'm right here, I can scoop that and pull it directly straight in to the base of her neck, and that's gonna keep thatbraid tighter against her neck and not give me that weirdbulgy hair at the bottom.
(upbeat music) And then you just do a threestrand braid all the way down to the bottom and secureit with an elastic.
And then you can pancakeit and loosen it up if you want to make it looka little more grown up, or leave it tight and secureif you're doing a dance style, totally up to you, and there you go.
Okay you guys, here is thefinal look on the French braid, just your basic French braid.
Looks really pretty, right? Nice and secure, oneof our very favorites, and I swear French braids, Dutch braids, braids in general are the building blocks of every other hairstyle.
– They really are.
Kinda gotta know how to do them.
– So try it, learn it, especially if you're onsocial isolation like we are.
Lots of time to try toperfect those skills, so.
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