This tutorial shows how to achieve the messy reverse fishtail braid. A regular fishtail braid goes downwards and falls against the head, where as the reverse sits off the head (similar to a reverse french braid) and the zipper effect points upwards.
Step 1: Part Hair
Brush out hair. Take a smal section of hair from the crown of the head and part into two even pieces.
Step 2: Starting the Braid
From the left section of hair take a small piece of hair (just under half a centimetre) and take it under the left piece and add it onto the right section of hair. Repeat this step on the right piece, this time take a small right piece of hair, pulling it under the main right piece and adding it to the left side.
Step 3: Main Body of Braid
Once you have passed under 1 small pieces of hair from each side you will do the same thing, pass a small left peice under to the right section of hair, this time also grab a small section of hair from the top of your head so it flows into the left. Then repeat this on the right side.
Keep doing this down the whole head until you've run out of free hair to add to the section.
Step 4: Finish Off Braid
Keep braidning down the length of the hair in the same way except no head hair is added, hair is simpling pulled under from right to left.
Step 5: Loosen Braid and You're Done!
Once you have braided till the tips of your hair you can tug at the strands to loosen them and you're done!