Introduction: Teaching Men How to Braid Hair

All right guys, let's talk hair.  You may not think braiding hair is manly, but women love it when you braid their hair.  You may have also been a little intimidated as well, especially if you've seen a girl braid hair. Their hands move so fast its crazy. I admit, I was really confused at first on how to keep all the parts separate and not turn the whole thing into a knot. Hopefully these instructions will help to explain some of the mysteries of braiding hair.

Step 1: Find a Woman With Hair to Braid

Prepare the "subject" for braiding by brushing and gathering the hair to be braided into one strand.

Step 2: Divide and Conquer

-Separate the hair into three strands of relatively equal size.  This can be done best with a comb.
-Typically, you will want to hold the outside strands with the pinky and ring fingers so that you can work with your index, middle fingers and thumb.
-Grab the middle strand with your right middle and index finger.

Step 3: Over Under, Under Over

-Grab the right side strand with your left index finger and pull it over the middle
-Let go of the right side strand with your right hand, and pull the middle strand out to the right, making it the new right strand.
-Get a better grip on the right strand with your right hand.
-Take a deep breath and prepare yourself for the other side.

Step 4: Opposite Side

-Now you will use your right finger to grab hold of the left side strand, letting go of the left strand with your left hand at the same time.
-Get a better hold on the middle strand with your left hand and pull it to the left, so that it now becomes the left strand. 

Step 5: Repeat

Repeat step 3 and 4 until you reach the end of the hair.
Remember, the outside strand goes over the middle strand
Tie off with a hair tie and you're good to go.  Congratulations, you've just braided a girl's hair.

Step 6: Tips and Hints

-Keep hair pulled tight.
-Watch your fingering, find what works for you.
-The instructions start with the right side, but you can start on whichever side you want.
-Use on your girlfriends/wives because they love it when you play with their hair.