A fishtail braid is especially nice for summer, but it’s a great year-round hairstyle. I often use the fishtail braid on second- or third-day hair. When your hair is a little dirty, it tends to grip a bit better for the hairstyle.
The Fishtail Braid Video
2. Separate the hair in the ponytail into two chunks.
3. Take a small section of hair from the outside of chunk 1 and cross over to chunk 2.
4. Take a small section of hair from the outside of chunk 2 and cross over to chunk 1.
5. Repeat the last two steps until you have your braid as long as you’d like.
6. Finish the braid off with a hair tie or one of the options listed below.
5 Ways to Make Your Fishtail Braid More Interesting
- Braid a ribbon through your braid or finish your braid off with a ribbon.
- Tie the end of your hair into a single knot and place a bobby pin in the end of it to hold it in place for a braid that is secure without using a hair tie.
- Use clear, small elastics for a fishtail braid for the hair ties to appear nearly invisible, or use colored hair ties.
- Carefully cut the top hair tie that’s holding the ponytail in place and remove it. Pull the braid apart a bit to have a bigger, messier braid.
- Experiment with the placement of your fishtail braid. Try doing a small, side braid from near your ear (or anywhere you’d like) and pin it back. The fishtail braid doesn’t have to be done with all your hair.
Enjoy … and experiment with different ways to discover your favorite!
What’s your favorite way to wear a fishtail braid?