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Checkboard Braid

Hello! Do you like braiding hairstyle with ribbon?? I think it is always a good idea to incorporate accessories while braiding, which add more accent to the hairstyle. So here is a checkboard braid with ribbon. There is actually 5 strand involved in this braid, including 2 strand with ribbon. Once you reach till neck I did 4 strand braid with the rest of the hair.

You’ll Need: Brush, rat-tail comb, elastic, bobby pins, spray bottle, hairspray {if required}

Time Taken:15 mins

Skill Level: Hard

Hair Length: Medium to long hair.

Steps of Instructions:

  1. Grab a section of hair about 2-3 inches from center of head, now tie the ribbon close to that section. (If you are using two-color ribbon, tie the ends closed to that section. Here I’m using single color ribbon, take long length ribbon and tie the middle of it around).
  2. Then divide the section of hair into 3 parts and place the ribbon in a pattern such that (L to R): hair, ribbon, ribbon, hair, hair.
  3. Now place the strand from right under the Strand beside, over the ribbon, under ribbon & over
  4. Place the strand from left under the Strand (i.e. strand from right), over the ribbon, under ribbon & over (The First stitch of the braid is complete now).
  5. Keep adding the new hair from each side while taking the stitch when the hair strand is crossed.
  6. Continue the steps 3-5 till you reach neck.
  7. At this point grab all the hair into a ponytail with an elastic, wrap the tiny strand of hair around the elastic.
  8. Then divide the ponytail hair into 3 strands & place the ribbon such that (L to R): hair, hair,ribbon,hair.
  9. Take the 1st strand and cross it over 2nd strand under 3rd strand (ribbon), 4th strand under 1st strand and over 3rd strand. (The First stitch of 4 Strand braid is complete now).
  10. Repeat the above step till you the end of the hair and secure the braid with an elastic.
  11. You can also roll the braid up if you want updo.

Happy Braiding…

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