Today’s post is a half french braid tutorial. I ended my half french braid in a ponytail, but you could also end it in a bun or any kind of updo you like. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried a french braid before, like I’ve described in my waterfall braid tutorial braids don’t need to be perfect in curly hair!
This hairstyle is quite similar to the dutch braid tutorial, the only difference being the braiding technique. I prefer the half-french braid to a regular french braid, because braiding it easier when you only add curls to the braid when crossing the front section across the middle one. If you decide to do a normal french braid, make sure to always hold the braid into the direction where it’s later supposed to be in.
What you’ll need:
You can either watch my YouTube video on the half french braid ending in a ponytail,
or you can read through my picture tutorial:
1. Take a small section of hair.
2. Split it into three equally smaller sections.
3. Start braiding by crossing the back section across the middle section (it doesn’t matter which section you’re crossing first).
4. Then put the front section across the middle one.
5. The next time you put the front section across the middle one, add some curls to the braid. Try to grab whole curls without destroying your clumps.
6. Continue to add curls to the braid whenever you’re crossing the front section across the middle one, but don’t add any curls when putting the back section across the middle one. This is how the half french braid is created. Do this until the braid reaches your ear.
7. From then on finish your braid without adding any more curls to it.
8. If you like to make your braid look bigger, start loosening it up by pulling on the braid (I can’t really describe how I do it, so I suggest you to watch the video to see it).
9. Fix your braid with a hair tie and then put all of your curls into a ponytail
10. Take out your braid’s hair tie and open up the braid within the ponytail and you’re done!