So I got this idea from Cute Girls Hairstyles on Youtube. You can click here for their page to open in a new tab. If you haven’t checked them out you definitely should because every time I wear one of the styles they show I get compliments and they are really easy to follow. All you should need for this is probably medium length hair or longer, a brush, a hair tie, and possibly some bobby pins.
- To Start off you want to pull all of your hair to one side. You can leave it in the back but I find it much easier to just make it a side braid unless I’m doing it on someone else.
- Next you need to split your hair into 3 sections like you’re going to do a regular braid but you want the middle piece to be a little smaller than the sides, just a little.
Now this is where it starts to get a little tricky. Just like a regular fishtail, you want to take a small piece from the outside of the piece furthest from your head. This is going to be the piece that actually moves while all the 3 main strands never change position, just like a regular fishtail. You want to take this small piece over the piece you just took it from (the piece furthest from your head) and then you want to go under the middle piece and add it to the piece closest to your head.
Now you’re going to do everything again but opposite. You take a small section from the piece closest to your head and then go under the piece you just took it from. You then need to bring it over the middle section and then add to the piece furthest from your head.
- After that you just repeat those same steps. It may sound silly but when I was first learning this I would say what I was doing out loud (over, under, add; under, over, add) and it really helped me keep track of where I was. I do the same thing for a 4 or 5 strand braid, it just helps me keep track. I don’t know about you guys but when I do a fishtail it starts off looking like a mess and doesn’t resemble a fishtail at all until you get a little further down the braid. This is the same sort of thing, it doesn’t start to really take shape until you get a ways down the braid.
- Once you get to the end you can use a clear elastic to keep it together. I also have layers and some of my hair likes to fall out of the braid so I put two criss-crossing bobby pins at the back of my head to keep my hair in place. This looks really good a bit messy though so I like to kind of tug at it to make it looser without making a bunch of my hair fall out of the braid. Eventually you’ll get something like this. You can take smaller pieces and make it more intricate or make it a little more chunky like mine.
Overall this takes me about 5 or 10 minutes, I’m pretty slow at doing fishtails. Obviously you can take bigger sections and it will take less time but it will also be less intricate. I always get compliments on this because it looks like it would be so hard to do but really it’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it. I would really suggest watching a video on it if you can’t get the hang of it, I usually learn better if I can see someone do all the steps. I really hope you liked this little tutorial. I’ll see you guys tomorrow!