How to French Braid With Extensions

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How to French Braid With Extensions
Once you get comfortable French braiding, you can place the braid anywhere on your head. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

Hair extensions give length to short hair or volume to thin hair. There are a variety of hair extensions: clip-ins, glued in or beaded. Regardless of the kind of hair extensions you have, French braiding is easy to do with long hair and is an elegant style that can be worn day or night. The most important thing to practice while French braiding is alternating your finger with your hair as you incorporate all the hair together.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Brush
  • Hair tie

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Gather all the hair loosely on the crown of your head. Brush the hair up so the extensions are hidden.

  2. 2

    Divide the hair into three smaller sections. You will slowly incorporate all of the hair into the sections.

  3. 3

    Starting at the top, take a small section of hair from the left side of the head and bring it over the middle section.

  4. 4

    Gather a small section of hair from the right side and bring it over the middle section.

  5. 5

    Braid down the centre of the head alternating sides and incorporating all of the hair. The French braid follows an "over under" pattern.

  6. 6

    Braid the hair loosely so the extensions won't show. Braiding loosely will also help prevent hair breakage from a braid that is too tight.

  7. 7

    Tie the end of the French braid with a hair tie.

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