Hair To: Fishtail Braid

Besides being extremely healthy for your hair and a perfect solution for lazy ladies like me, washing you hair every three days forces you to try other hairstyles (day one: shower/curl, day two: dry shampoo, day three: braid or bun).  Due to multiple blogs posting fishtail tutorials, I assumed (we all know what happens when we assume) everyone knew how to fishtail braid so I didn’t even think twice about posting a hair tutorial to show the simple steps until a few Aussie friends were amazed at the weird braid I was sporting.  So here are the step-by-step instructions for them and for anyone else out there unsure how to do this easy-peasy braid.  Let me know if you have any questions or additional tips for creating the fancy fishtail braid!

Fishtail-6Step 1:  Pull hair to one side and divide into two even sections.

FishtailStep2Step 2:  Separate a small piece of hair from the outside of the section.  Pull it across to the inside part of the other section and repeat with the other side until reaching the end; tie off with a hair tie (my favorite here).

Fishtail-24Step 3:  Using both hands, pull the braid apart to give a thicker messy look.  If desired, pull face-framing pieces out too.

What I’ve learned since:  Perfect to do on the go without a mirror, looks dressy yet casual, and shows off those beautiful highlights!  I pull the sections at the end too tight (as shown above), which makes pulling it apart to get the messy look difficult, the fishtail is a hairstyle that gets better as the day goes on since it looks so much better messy, and the braid stays together easier when hair is dirty and either naturally dried/styled or curly (straightened hair falls out).

What tips do you have for creating the perfect fishtail braid?

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