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5 Strand Intricate Braid

Hello! Today’s braid is 5 strand intricate braid. Braiding of this braid is slightly different than regular 5 strand braid. Normally under regular 5 strand braid, all the strands are kept in equal size. However for 5 Strand Intricate Braid, the middle strand in kept tiny and rest of them are of equal in size. This one is a lot more challenging! We can use ribbon, micro braid, chain, pearls instead of keeping simple tiny the middle strand.

I have used pearls as a middle strand. The braid looked more fancy as I have chosen pearls instead of the hair strand. This hairstyle would be best for a day out, festivals, parties.

You’ll Need: Brush, Pearls chain, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, hair elastics, bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Taken: 10 mins

Skill Level: Hard

Hair Length: Medium to long hair

Steps of Instructions:

  1. Begin by side parting the hair, now gently grab two strands of equal size and begin to twist 1st strand under 2nd
  2. Continue the twist till you reach ears and secure it with bobby pins.
  3. Now take the pearl chain & secure it with bobby pins behind the ear.
  4. Then grab the remaining hair to one side, divide the hair into 4 equal sections.
  5. Let’s name the strand to make it clearer. 1st strand (from the left side), 2nd strand (just next to 1st strand), 3rd strand or the middle strand (pearl chain), 5th strand (from the right side), 4th strand (just previous to 5th strand).
  6. Now keep the middle strand (pearl chain) aside.
  7. Take 1st strand over 2nd strand & 5th strand over 1st
  8. Then chop the middle strand (pearl chain) in between those strands.
  9. Now take the 5th strand under 4th strand & over pearl chain, then take 1st strand under 2nd strand & over 5th
  10. Now move the middle strand (pearl chain) to the middle(under). (The First stitch of the 5 strand intricate braid is complete now).
  11. Now take the 5th strand over 4th strand & under pearl chain, then take 1st strand over 2nd strand & under 5th
  12. Now move the middle strand (pearl chain) to the middle(over). (The First stitch of the 5 strand intricate braid is complete now).
  13. Repeat the steps 8-12 till you reach the ends.
  14. Secure the ends with elastic.
  15. Add hairspray. (if required)

Happy Braiding!

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