How to Braid a String in Your Hair

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How to Braid a String in Your Hair
You can braid a coloured string into any length of hair. (braided hair image by Pix by Marti from

Braiding is a quick and simple method of styling your hair to keep it pulled back and out of your way. However, braiding can become boring when you repeat the same style every day. Dress braids up a bit by adding colourful strings and ribbons to them. According to Patricia Coen, Joe Maxwell and James Wagenvoord, authors of "Beautiful Braids," braiding a string into your hair is a simple process, requiring little effort to accomplish.

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Things you need

  • Hairbrush
  • Hair tie

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  1. 1

    Separate the section of hair you would like to braid and brush it smooth with a soft hairbrush.

  2. 2

    Separate the section you will braid into three equal parts.

  3. 3

    Hold the end of the string you would like to braid at the top of the right section, close to your scalp.

  4. 4

    Cross the right section over the middle section, ensuring the string does not separate from the right section. The right section is now the middle section.

  5. 5

    Bring the left section over the middle section; the left section now becomes the middle section.

  6. 6

    Hold the hair secure and continue to braid in this fashion. After a few more repetitions of the pattern, the string will be secure and you will not have to hold it in place any more.

  7. 7

    Braid the hair down to the tips and tie it off with a hair tie.

Tips and warnings

  • Braid a different string or ribbon with each section of the braid for a colourful hairstyle.

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