I’m so excited about today’s post. A trio of talented ladies in Los Angeles recently teamed together on a braid how-to series just for Once Wed, which I’ll be sharing over the next month. The first tutorial is a how to for a waterfall braid. I’ve seen this style floating around Pinterest for a while, but haven’t found a great tutorial laying out all the steps for a waterfall braid. And who better to show us than braider extraordinaire,Â Alison Brislin?
Waterfall Braid Instructions
1. Part hair on itâ€™s natural side.
2. Grab a small piece and divide into 3 sections.
3.French braid for 2-3 inches. Â This will secure the â€śwaterfallâ€ť and make sure it doesnâ€™t fall in your face.
4. After youâ€™ve French braided for a few inches, drop the top section of your braid. Â Itâ€™s ok. Â Let it fall.
5. Pick up a new section of hair from directly behind where youâ€™ve dropped the top piece.Â This new piece acts as a new section of your French braid
6. Keep moving around the head. Â Remember, every time you grab a section of hair from the top of your head to add to the braid, let is drop and replace it with a new section.
7 +8. When you reach the other side of your head, secure the end of the braid with Bobbi pins.
*This braid can be a little tricky. Â But practice makes perfect.
– You should brush your hair before braiding. Â Knots and tangles make it hard for the person braiding your hair. Â Might also hurt a little bit!
– Part on your natural side. Â Adjust instructions according to your part.
– Day old hair is best. Â A little grit is good for braids as they hold-up better. Clean hair is too slippery.
– These tutorials are written for someone to braid your hair, not intended for self-braiders. Â Unless you are really clever and talented!