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How to Make a Fishtail Braid

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This instructable will teach you how to create a fishtail braid.
 
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Step 1: Step 1

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Push all hair behind your shoulders. Preferably hair that has already been brushed and has no tangles. Divide hair into two sections down the back.

Step 2: Step 2

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Take a small outer piece of one of the two sections of your hair (it doesn't matter which section you start with). Cross the small piece over and add it to the inside of the other section. This piece you have crossed will now become a part of the other section. Keep your crossed piece tight or hair may start to come out once you've finished braiding.

Step 3: Step 3

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Now you're going to make the exact same cross but this time you will use the other section of hair. So, once again take a small piece from the outer part of the section and cross it over to the inside of the opposite section. Again, remember to keep the crosses tight.

Step 4: Step 4

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Continue crosses small outer pieces over to the inside of the opposing section. The smaller the pieces you cross, the better the braid will end up. Stop braiding once you feel the sections getting too small. This should be around two or three inches from the bottom of you hair.

Step 5: Step 5

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Once you've reached the end of the braid, tie it off with an elastic. Preferably a thin, clear one, but if not any hair tie will work.
This is wonderful you should do more!!
I know this as a "French Braid" or is that something different!

what is a french braid

French Braid starts at the top of the head, and uses 3 main sections to braid with, while the Fishtail starts near the nape of the neck and is using only 2 main sections. They are similar though.
Forn Man2 years ago
Great instructable! I'm going to do this to my daughter's hair this weekend. You get a 100. JF

i don't get it

how do you do it

aqua 121 year ago
Awesome I've always wanted to learn how to do this now I can
that is a good instruction thingy.