A braid is a hairstyle that may appear complicated but a simple braid is easy to master.
First thing to do is to get your hair ready. Use a comb or a paddle brush to comb your hair back. Be sure that there are no tangles or snags. You can finger comb smoothing serum throughout first if you want to eliminate flyaways and make it look neater. If you have wavy or curly hair, you can braid it wet so that it won’t be so difficult. But either wet hair or dry hair will work.
Place all your hair in a ponytail. You can use an elastic hair tie if you want but it’s not required.
Now, separate the ponytail into three sections. You will have the left section, the middle section and the right section. Keep both the left and right section in each of your hands. Use the left thumb and left index finger to hold the middle section.
Grab the right section and cross it over the middle section. You pass the middle section to the right hand and the right section to the left hand. Be sure to keep each section separated as you do this. So now, the right section will be the middle section. Now cross the left over the middle and continue this pattern of moving the sections. Keep going until you reach the end of the ponytail. Secure the braid with an elastic hair tie.
You can keep practicing until you get good at this. Once you learn this basic braid, you can make a variety of sizes to create different looks with your hairstyles. You can make pigtails, which are braids on each side of your head. Once you learn the basic braid, you can find all different ways to use them and come up with your own unique look.