Pull-Through Mermaid Braid

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For a few years now, moms have emailed in to ask me why we quit posting “Mom Minute” advice articles and videos here on CGH. I really loved doing it, but we really wanted to do something much bigger than an occasional post!

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Now, the inspiration for this week’s hairstyle tutorial has been going around Facebook a ton lately, in a language that I can’t understand. I first saw it on Giang Popper’s Facebook page, but it has gone viral ever since. We think it is perfect as a Christmas hairstyle!

Christmas HairstylesSo today, we are going to teach you how to create the Pull-Through Mermaid Braid, by simply adding a banded ponytail to the top of the head and pulling the hair through the segments from both sides. The technique leaves a very elegant-looking braid that can be worn dressed up or down for almost any occasion {I would recommend not using this braid for an active day, including sports, dance, gymnastics, etc}.

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

Mermaid Braid Pull Through Mermaid Braid Christmas HairstylesItems Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 8-9 small hair elastics, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5-8 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Video Tutorial:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by sectioning off a rectangular area on the top of the head, and simply pull it back, add a Dutch/French braid, Flip-Unders, or any other accent, and secure with a hair elastic…
  2. Using the same hair you just secured of, in a half-up ponytail, add elastics every 1-2 inches down the hair leaving you with a segmented ponytail…
  3. Create a hole in first segment, between the 1st and 2nd elastics, and place your left index and middle finger through the hole…
  4. Now with your free hand, pick up a small section of hair from the right side of head, and grab it with your two left fingers pull the hair through the ponytail to the other side…
  5. Then place your right index and middle fingers back through the same hole…
  6. With your left hand, pick up a piece of hair on the left side of head, and grab it with your two right fingers and pull the hair through the ponytail to the other side…
  7. Repeat Steps #3-6 until you run out of hair, or segments, whichever comes first, and secure with an elastic…
  8. Go back and pancake the edges to your liking, to add a little volume and soften the look.
  9. Add hairspray {if desired}.

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Happy Hairstyling!

Be sure to watch the recap family vlog of our Mexico trip on BrooklynAndBailey‘s YouTube channel! It was quite eventful, to say the least!

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