The waterfall braid gives a cute twist to a normal french braid. It looks great on its own, but you can also curl it, swoop it to the side, do a ponytail, or create a bun!

Hair style was done by Sharelle Loudd at Beautique Salon in San Jose, CA. She was awesome enough to demonstrate this technique while we documented the process. Any mistakes are ours.

Beautiful photography by audreyobscura!

Step 1: Prep Your Hair

First of all, I have pretty long hair. You do not need really long hair for this.

Smooth the hair from front to back. You can use a dime sized amount of Biosilk for hold.

<p>That is really cool! Have you ever done it on yourself? I really want to do it, but can't see it going well ( I've almost had to cut my hair because of hairdo's gone wrong on several occasions, and don't really want to again.). And do you know of anything other than biosilk to use? I have one hair product that I use, and it's Fructis Sleek and Shine, intensly smooth leave in conditioner. Really Cool instructable! Thanks for posting it!!!</p>
<p>I have not actually tried this on myself yet :( I do want to tho. I actually don't use much in regards to hair products, so I'm not the best for giving advice there. I'm glad you like the hairstyle tho. It was fun having it done to me :)</p>
<p>I was my hair with herbal essences shampoo about every other day and that's it.</p><p>http://www.waterfall-braid.com/</p>
<p>Yes. Your hair is very lovely and long. Must have taken years. </p>
Still beautiful hair!
<p>Gorgeous!! I'm all thumbs there's no way I could do this! lolol But it looks great on you! </p>
<p>You should give it a try! I'm going to :D</p>
Is your hair naturally red?!?!
<p>Unfortunately no :( This was after I dyed my hair pink and with my natural brownish blonde shade, it was kind of reddish for a while. I used to dye my hair red a lot, but haven't done it as much lately. So hard with so much hair :)</p>
Looove your long flowing hair!!
<p>Thank you!</p>
<p>Wow you have long hair! It is beautiful. I loved the illustration gif! thanks so much for sharing this ible.</p><p>sunshiine</p>
<p>Thank you for coming by sunshiine!</p>
<p>Great images! Please feel to use my head in any future awesome hair 'ibles. </p>
<p>Thanks! Audrey did an awesome job on the photos!</p>
<p>It's so pretty! I tried a waterfall braid once, it didn't really go as planned :) I think I should give it a second try :D </p>
<p>Definetly! I still need to try it on myself :)</p>
Beautiful; love waterfall braids!<br>Your hair is so long! You should do an ible on tips for how to grow/maintain long mermaid hair :)
<p>I honestly have no tips. I don't use any product on my hair, I never blow dry (I once in a while use a straightener but that's it), I was my hair with herbal essences shampoo about every other day and that's it. No secrets here :) Also, I just never cut it, like ever!</p>
<p>that is the secret of your beautiful hair...</p>
<p>Love your hair! the waterfall braid looks perfect. I'm growing my hair long too and your tips would be really helpfull :)</p>
<p>Thanks! Honestly have no tips :) Just wash and comb.</p>
<p>Those GIFs are so great, they really help illustrate what's going on</p>
<p>I'll admit they are pretty rad.</p>
how did you get your hair so long...how long did it take...amazing instructions
<p>Thanks! I honestly just never cut it!</p>

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