An Easy Way to French Braid Your Bangs

Updated November 21, 2016

Styling your hair with a french braid is nowhere near a new concept, but the newest hairstyles involve braiding fringe, whether short or long. French braiding involves adding small sections of hair into a braid, whereas the braided fringe are similar only they will go across the head rather than down the back. By french braiding your fringe, you will have a fashionable hairstyle while keeping your fringe out of your eyes in a hold that lasts for hours.

Brush your hair until it is free of knots and tangles. Use a comb to separate your fringe from the rest of your hair. The thickness is up to you, but you want about 2 inches of fringe for a french braid that will hold. Brush the section of your fringe forward to lay over your face, and tie the rest of your hair back with a ponytail holder.

Brush your fringe to the side of your forehead in the direction which you will want your french braid to go. Separate the fringe into three equal sections. Begin the braid with the first 1 to 2 inches of the sections. Braid the right section over the middle section, and then the left section over the middle section. Pull tight.

Continue french braiding your fringe by grabbing another 1 to 2 inches of each section to braid over the middle. The sequence will go right over middle, left over middle, repeat. As you braid, allow it to follow your hairline across your forehead and stop braiding when you reach the end of your fringe.

Pin the ends of the french braid to the underside of your head behind your ear, or wherever they stopped being braided. For a more secure hold, spray the braid with hairspray.


For frizzy or flyaway-prone hair, apply mousse to your fringe before french braiding.

Things You'll Need

  • Brush
  • Comb
  • Ponytail holder
  • Hair pins
  • Hairspray (optional)
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