Introduction: Fake It Til You Make It Braid

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If you love the look of a big, full french braid, but find french braids difficult this will be a great tutorial for you! The Fake It Til You Make It braid doesn't require a lot of dexterity, but may take a little practice to get the hang of it. I'm sure in no time you will be able to fake an amazing braid!


  1. Small Hair Elastics
  2. Hairspray

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Step 1: Section Hair Into Ponytails

Start by sectioning the top of your hair into two small ponytails stacked on top of each other. Split the top ponytail in two and wrap these pieces around the bottom ponytail. Make sure to grab more hair from the sides, adding to the two pieces and secure with a small elastic underneath the bottom ponytail.

Step 2: Split & Wrap

Now the bottom ponytail has become the top, repeat the process from step one. Split the top ponytail into two pieces, wrap the pieces around the bottom ponytail gathering loose hair from both sides to add to the two wraparound pieces, securing with an elastic under the bottom ponytail.

Step 3: Split, Wrap, Repeat

Repeat this process down the nape of your neck until you can no longer gather hair from the sides of your head. Then continue the process of splitting the top ponytail into 2, wrapping around the bottom ponytail, however you will not gather hair from the sides to add to the faux braid. Continue down the length of your hair until all hair has been gathered.

Step 4: Finishing Touches

Once secured at the bottom, lightly tug the sides of the braid to make it look full. Spritz all over with hairspray to hold in place and smile! You're all finished!