How To Do A 4-Strand Braid: The Easiest, Quickest Method

how to do a 4 strand braid

Braids are always a great way to change up your hair style, especially if you’re feeling bored with your old hair routine. Braids are also really easy for kids to do at home or in the classroom. This tutorial will show you how to do the simplest form of braid, which is called a 4-strand braid. This is a great style for little girls who love to have braids but don’t want it too look “too grown-up.” This tutorial will teach you how to do the 4-strand braid on yourself or someone else.

How To Do A 4-Strand Braid


Before we dive into this tutorial, let’s go over the how, when and where of braiding, so that you know what to expect. When braiding, most braiders, hair stylists, and braid patterners will do 4-strand braiding in most cases. The 4-strand braid is done using four or more strands. Most brands of ponytail holders have 4-strand braiding in their products and styles. Now that we’ve gone over the how, we need to explain why the 4-strand braid is the easiest, quickest and most versatile braid you can do at home or in the classroom. Why Does The 4-Strand Braid Make Braid Techniques Easier For Your Child? 1. The 4-strand braid allows you to put the hair into a plait and leave the ends out to avoid the hassle of tangles and/or hair falling out.

Steps to follow

1. First, create a ponytail and separate it into four sections. Do not just one large ponytail, but rather four smaller ones that will wrap around your head. This will help keep them in place while you’re braiding. 2. Once all your hair is separated into four sections, you will use bobby pins to secure each of your ponytails. 3. While you’re securing your ponytails, brush each section to ensure it is of a similar length. 4. Next, hold the ponytail on each side of your head in the top of your head and work your way to the back, stopping at the nape of your neck. 5. At this point, you will have to remove some of the rubber band from your hair so that you can braid in the rest of your hair. 6.

How to start a 4-strand braid

The first thing you want to do is make sure you have the right products in your hair. There are some key oils in the products that will help you create a strong bond with the rubber band. If you don’t have the right oils, you can use that strong metal band to make a braid, but it won’t be very strong. So what do you do if you don’t have any oils in your hair? Simple! Do what I would do in my youth. Just take a bobby pin and use that to hold the elastic in place. Easy! How to make a 4-strand braid So now that you’ve got your rubber band in place, you’ll want to secure the hair into a ponytail. You can add hair accessories to make it look better, but for this tutorial, we’re just making it easier for you.

How to continue braiding the 4-strand braid

The two main braiding methods are the 3-strand and 4-strand braid. The 3-strand braid is more of a traditional braid while the 4-strand braid is more “tacky” braided. A 3-strand braid is where you take one strand of hair and pass it under the first two. The 3-strand braid is very straight forward and easy to get the look you want. The 4-strand braid is what I like to call a hippie braid or the Goonies braid. It’s more free flowing and hippie-like. Start with one side of your hair and gently gather it to the side. To start, I start at the bottom and go up the crown of your head with the strand of hair and I separate the hair from the crown with a scrunchie. After you separated the two strands, start from the middle of the top of the head and gently lift up the two strands.

Finishing touches

You can add or remove things to your braid as you like, but there is one detail you should always leave at the end. If you find a strand too loose or too tight, use your thumb or pointer finger to gently pull the strand out. You can also use a hair tie to keep the strand in place. Also, you can always add some volume with a curling wand to your braid. Check out our other Tutorials!

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