May 03, 2015

Faux French Braid

I learned this Faux French Braid last month, from a friend here in TX, whose 10-yr old daughter wore it that day. To me, the braid looked a lot like a French Braid, but the stitching looked a bit different so I knew it couldn’t be. When my friend finally showed me how she created the style, I almost laughed at how easy it was!

Faux French Braid

Brooklyn’s In-Video Outfit:
ShirtShortsNecklace 

Really, this Faux French Braid is a Daddy ‘Do hairstyle, it’s that easy to do! We realized this after we filmed, and we didn’t have time to re-film with Shaun as the stylist.  He does say, though, as a guy, that he thinks this is much easier to make than a French braid.

To see your own photo recreations of this style featured in our app, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHFauxFrench

Faux French Braid

Faux French Braid

Faux French Braid

We’ve shown you a few faux braids over the past few years, but the French Braid really is a stumbling block for many beginning braiders.  Given its slightly different look, learning this French braid hack can be very useful for anyone at any age!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 ponytail holder, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

See the Video:

 

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Pick up a section of hair starting about the end of each eyebrow and back to crown {be sure to leave out a few loose, curly strands to frame the face}…
  2. Then divide that section into three even strands and braid it using the simple 3-strand braiding method, all the way down to the end an secure with a hair elastic…
  3. Now pick up a small section of hair from the right side of the head, and cross it over the braid to the left top outside loop in the first stitch of the braid.
  4. Then, with your left thumb and index finger, place them up an through the first outer loop of the braid on the left side…
  5. With the thumb and index finger, grab the new strand that you just crossed over, and pull through the hole and let free…
  6. Now pick up a small section of hair from the right side of the head, and cross it over the braid to the left top outside loop in the first stitch of the braid.
  7. Then, with your right thumb and index finger, place them up an through the first outer loop of the braid on the right side…
  8. With the thumb and index finger, grab the new strand that you just crossed over, and pull through the hole and let free…
  9. Repeat Steps #3-8 until you have run out of hair or useable loops {at some point, you will begin to use hair that has already been pulled through, which is fine, just keep taking sections through the outer loops}…
  10. Go back can lightly tug on the outer edges of the faux French Braid to give it a more loose and full look.
  11. Secure braid with a hair elastic, and add hairspray {if desired}.

Mindy’s In-Video Outfit:
Shirt | Jeans | Bandana | Bracelet | Earrings 

Please be sure to leave a comment below telling us what other types of hairstyles would you want to see here!

Happy Hairstyling!

Be sure to click below to see our family’s experience with a mother duck and her 15 eggs, which she laid in our back yard! It’s a cute, cute video!

  • Merrie Aragon

    i have 14 days left of 6th grade

  • Shalifa

    2 days left of my college semester.

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  • mc

    really cute. I love the updated website. i would really love if you could please do some diy sport hairstyles because i hate having to wear just a plain ponytail for sport and a lot of your sport hairstyles are not diy which makes them difficult. 🙂