4. The Fishtail Braid
Good For These Types: Straight, Wavy, Curly
Good For These Lengths: Long
Hair Should Be: Damp hair; either towel-dried or misted
What You’ll Need: Wide-tooth comb and ponytail holders
How To Do It:
1. Use the wide-tooth comb to detangle the hair. Divide the hair into two equal sections at the nape of the neck. Divide the ponytail into two equal sections, right and left. Hold the right section with your right hand.
2. Using your left hand, father a skinny (about 1/8-inch wide) strand of hair from the outside of the left section and cross it over to the inside of the right section, now holding that section with your right hand. You should now have two sections again; the left (missing that strand of hair), and the right with the strand you just incorporated. Pull the braid tight.
3. Now hold the left section in your left hand. Use your right hand to pick up a skinny strand of hair from the outside of the right section and cross it over to the inside of the left section, now holding that section with your left hand. Again, you’re left with two sections. Pull tight.
4. Continue picking up small sections from the outside of one section and joining them to the inside of the other. Once you get into a groove, it’s easy! When you reach the end, secure the braid with a ponytail holder.