Original root braids – How they are made step by step
Braids are one of the types of hairstyle that never goes out of style. We can wear a nice braid to go to a wedding, a casual dinner, to go shopping and even for a work meeting. They offer a thousand and one possibilities and always bring a very stylish touch to any look.
Root braids are one of the most beautiful types of braids we can make, in fact there are different types of braids of this type that we can combine depending on the style we want to achieve to create hairstyles of the most innovative and surprising. Find out which are the most stylish root braids and how to make them step by step.
1 Classic root braid
The classic root braid is also known by the name of French braid. It is the most traditional and yet one of the hairstyles that are always fashionable. You can see it in the looks of celebrities, in the most glamorous events, and it is also ideal for all kinds of situations. Here’s how to make a root braid easily.
Step by step
- Brush your hair carefully to remove all tangles and make sure it has been completely free of knots.
- Divide the area of the head in which you want to make the braid into 3 equal strands.
- Start braiding with if it were a classic braid. Then go placing more hair on the sides as you braid. You must braid first and add hair later.
- Braid to the end of the hair like a normal braid and place a rubber on the end.
- If you want your braid to stay intact longer, you can apply some lacquer.
2 Dutch root braid
The Dutch braid is a modality of the classic root braid or French braid whose main particularity is that it is an inverted braid, because instead of braiding the strands one on top of another, it is done by braiding the strands one under the other.
Step by step
- Brush your hair carefully until it is well detangled, this way it will be easier to braid.
- Then we divide the hair into three strands.
- We begin to braid: cross the line on the right below the center section, then you must do the same with the left side so that it crosses equally below the central one.
- Keep the three sections of hair in your left hand and with your right index finger join the section on the side of your head to the middle of the back.
- Cross the line on the right under the section of the center part. When crossing the right side grab the central section and join with the right and then pull down. It is important to tighten so that the braid does not come loose.
- Move the three strands of hair to your right hand and add hair to your left.
- Cross the left part below the center part only with your left hand. Pull again to tighten the braid again.
- Repeat all the steps until you reach the end, and hold with a rubber or a bow.
3 Root braid in herringbone
Also known as fishtail root braid, it is one of the most original braids with a very colorful result. The herringbone root braid is one of the most complicated to make, although learning to make the most basic we can perfect it until we get to make another type of more sophisticated herringbone braids.
Step by step
First we brush the hair to remove the tangles and we are located in the area of the hair where we want to make our herringbone braid.
- We divide the hair into two parts and hold them firmly so that they do not intermingle.
- We take a thin strand of the central area of each part we pass the one that remains on the right on the one that remained on the left.
- We hold this first interlocking strand and take a thin strand from the outside left. Then we intertwine it with a tuft of the same part but of the right area that is towards the outside.
- Once the previous action is performed on both parts of the hair we begin to join them by taking thin strands of the inner part of both. So we intertwine, while doing the same with the strands of the outside.
- We must ensure that the strands are very tense so that they are similar, then, if we want we can deflate them a little.
- We must repeat the steps until we reach the end of our braid.
4 African root braid
African root braids are one of the most exotic types of root braids. Keep in mind that it is necessary to have a minimum length of hair to be able to make them, at least 10 cm. At first it can be difficult to put them into practice but little by little you will perfect the technique, and the result will look sensational. You should know that the first days you will notice very tense hair, but little by little it will give way and you will notice that you are much more comfortable.
Step by step
- First of all you must decide the direction that the rows of your braids will have. Always keep in mind that these should be made glued to the scalp.
- Divide the hair into different sections and determine the size of each of them, African braids are usually very thin. Then choose the place where you want to start putting together your first braid.
- Separate the first row of your hair from the rest and then try to hold the remaining hair that you are not using with a hairpin or hook.
- Before you start braiding the strand of hair you chose, spray it with water and comb it to detangle it properly. Then he divides that same strand of hair back into three different sections and starts braiding from the base of the skull as if it were a small braid of raiz, but more tense.
- Once you have finished the previous step, take a small new amount of hair right next to the braid you have just finished and try to align with each other.
- Add a new section of hair to the strand located in the central part of the braid and moisten it with water and then comb it carefully.
- Make a new stitch and then take a small amount of hair located right next to the strand of hair you just braided. Align them to each other.
- Repeat this same procedure until you have finished the section.
- Repeat each step until it fills your head.
5 Root braid in the form of a headband
The root braids in the form of a headband are one of the most beautiful and romantic hairstyles that we can wear at any event, or even a normal day. The result is spectacular and very reminiscent of the hairstyles of the Greek ladies. If you have learned to make a Dutch root braid, making a headband will be very easy since all you have to do is braid your hair from one end of the head to the other.
Step by step
- We start by brushing our hair carefully to undo any knots.
- We divide the hair by making a line from behind one ear to the other. The back half of the hair is not used.
- From the front half, we take a tuft from one of the ends of the head on which our headband will begin and divide it into three parts.
- Braid upwards and inverted. That is, instead of crossing the strands of the ends on the central one, we will cross them behind it.
- As we move forward we add strands around the head.
- We keep braiding to the other end of the head and secure the end. We can hide it under loose hair or leave it in plain sight.
6 Cascading root braid
Cascading root braids are one of the most beautiful root braids we can make since there are also several ways to make them, and they are the sea of stylish. The ideal is to start with a basic design to enjoy a beautiful result without complicating ourselves too much. Learn how to make a nice cascading root braid with only two ends.
Step by step
- Brush your hair to detangle it
- Then you must take two strands of hair and roll them together.
- In the next step we will release the one closest to the face and we will take a new one to repeat the same rolling process.
- We will only have to do this again and again until we reach the end of the hair to be able to see the result of this beautiful cascading root braid.
There are multiple ways to experience hairstyles with braids. It is a matter of trying and imagining to make new braids more and more elaborate. Remember that if you are looking for a bohemian or romantic look, braids are the perfect complement to that sweet and special touch that will make you a stylish girl.