Three Strand Loop Braid
When my aunt did this braid I thought it looked a bit complicated. That’s not the case, it’s actually a simple three strand braid with a few extra strands in between.
- Wide Tooth Comb
- Aerosol Hairspray
- Hair Band
- Pretty Hair Accessory
- Start off with a sleek ponytail. You want your ponytail to be at the nape of the neck. This creates an elegant look. You don’t want this braid to be sticking out from a high ponytail. Also, you’ll want your hair to be clean and damp. if your hair is dry, you can add mousse to make it easier to manage.
- If you want to add a nice hair accessory to your ponytail now would be the time to add it then divide your hair into three equal sections.
- From the right section of hair separate a small section of hair and leave on the side, cross the right section of hair over the middle. Now separate a small section of hair from the left side and cross the left section over the middle. It’s like creating a normal three strand braid but you’re leaving a small section of hair behind to create the loops.
- Once you have the braid started you’re going to separate a small section of hair from the right side again but this time take the first strad you had left out and add it to the right strand. Repeat on the other side.
- Lightly tug on the small sections of hair you added to create the loops. Before every hair crossover you want to leave a small section of hair behind and grab the section of hair above it. Again, slightly tug on the section of hair you added to create the loop look.
- Continue leaving sections of strands behind and grabbing the previous one. The mousse we added in the beginning will create a sleek look and keep the loops looking clean and not messy. .
- Let me reiterate, it’s like braiding a normal three strand braid but the only extra step is separating a small strand of hair and grabbing the section before it to create the loop.
- Once you reach the end of the braid tie it with a small elastic band.
If you have any questions please let me know in the comments. If you would like to see a quick video to make this easier let me know!
PS: Want more long hair braid tutorials? Take a look at 10 Braids for Long Hair that You’ll Love!