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Braid 14-Triple French Braid Double Waterfall

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Braid 14-Triple French Braid Double Waterfall is the French Braid High Bun on steroids; the one that makes it into the Olympics and sneaks off with the gold medal while the judges are still trying to figure out what its title even means.

Believe it or not, I did this hairstyle entirely by mistake one morning while I was getting ready for work. When it worked out the first time I couldn’t even believe it and snapped a pic to send to my friend.

The hairstyle immediately took me back to my cheerleading days and I knew I had to share it as one of my braids for the #20Braids for Spring series.

It is actually a whole lot easier to do than it looks but if you are already tripped out by the pictures alone, don’t worry because I have got a video tutorial for this baby. triple-french-braid-double-waterfall-missysue-blog braid-7-triple-french-braid-double-waterfall-missysueblog double-waterfall-french-braid-missysueblog double-waterfall-french-braid double-waterfall-triple-french-braid-missysue-blog double-waterfall-triple-french-braid

Here are the steps in case you don’t feel like watching the vid:

1 / Part the hair into three sections, left side, middle (crown), right side.

2 / Pin down the side sections and start with the middle piece.

3 / Pull up a front piece in the middle section and divide this into three strands.

4 / Do one stitch of a regular braid, left over middle, right over middle.

5 / Now when you start to begin the french braid, instead of crossing the usual strand over the middle, drop it down like a waterfall braid, and pull in a section of hair behind that strand and cross it over as usual.

6 / Repeat step five with the opposite side. I’m already confused, are you sure you don’t just want to watch the video?

7 / Now, repeat steps five and six, creating a double sided waterfall braid until you reach the back of the crown.

8 / Secure the braid down with a hair pin.

9 / Now, take a section of hair on the left side of the head and begin a regular french braid pulling in the strands that were left out of the first braid.

10 / Secure this braid next to the first braid at the back of the crown.

11 / Repeat steps 9 and 10 creating a braid on the right side of the head.

12 / Now, toss the rest of your hair into a messy bun; this headband top knot is my fave.

Done, girlfriend!

Whew! So glad you made it through, worth the wait right?

How are your arms, tired? That’s okay because you look fabulous.

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    adele
    June 30, 2015 at 4:14 AM

    Wow that was the most helpful tutorial I’ve watched on hair braid. So easil explained thank you. It’s also the prettiest too xxx

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    Royann
    May 10, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    I loved it I even tried it out on my mom and sisters hair and it can out so good and it was so easy!!!! I love it!!

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    Jessika
    March 23, 2015 at 1:30 AM

    Omg, I freakin love u! Ur so creative and ur tutorials are so easy to follow, which I really appreciate! I’ve been running out of ideas for my girls’ hair and I’m so excited to try this and others I’ve seen from u! Thank u so much!

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      melissa
      March 24, 2015 at 10:34 AM

      Thanks so much, Jessika! (:

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    Beatriz Eller
    November 17, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Hi! I need to say that your braids are making me famous in my class, somethimes i arrive at school and some friends come with that puppy eyes and say, Bia could you braid my hair? I love very much learning with you, and i hope yu understand what i wrote, because i’m brasilian, so i usually make a lot of english spelling mistakes.

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      melissa
      November 17, 2014 at 1:11 PM

      That’s wonderful! I am so glad you are able to wear them ((:

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    Kimberly
    November 12, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Thank you so much for the tutorials! I did this today and got so many compliments! You make it so easy to follow along! Glad to know I can do more with my hair! ;)

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      melissa
      November 17, 2014 at 1:13 PM

      Thanks, Kimberly (:

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    Cara
    October 31, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    I love this style! I would love to try it, but I had a question that I was hoping you could help with. I have straight across bangs and sometimes I like to keep them down when I have updos, would this look still be fabulous if I had my bangs down?

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      melissa
      November 5, 2014 at 1:10 PM

      Yes! I think so! I had bangs for most of my life so I would just leave them out and do the rest of the style like usual! It’ll look great and you’ll feel more comfortable having that part of your hair like you normally would.

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    Mia
    October 14, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    You are so cute. Thank you for the great tutorial.

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      melissa
      October 14, 2014 at 12:03 PM

      Thank you, Mia!

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    Gabriela
    October 5, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    I loved it, its beautiful.

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    Brooklyn
    August 29, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Amazing its so cool!!!!!!! :)

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      melissa
      September 2, 2014 at 1:23 PM

      Thank you! (:

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        Dori
        September 25, 2014 at 8:43 PM

        Tried it on my 6 year olds Hair. Looks so good. Thanks for the video. Super helpful.

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    mrsrunningham
    August 23, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    I’m going to try this for one of my runs this week. VERY CUTE!!! Thank you.

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    lindsay and Izabella
    July 14, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    Great job it looks amazing. Im sitting here with our 7 year old izabella who has hair to her bum and she can’t wait for me to try this on her hair btw she thinks the roses in your room were lovely.

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      melissa
      July 14, 2014 at 1:07 PM

      Hahaha, well thank you and I’m glad you like the hairstyle! (:

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    misty
    June 26, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Love it! Im so glad I found you on Instagram and in turn led me to your blog! I am a server so I always have to have my hair up and secure and you have given me tons of inspiration! I am so doing this one tomorrow! Thanks Melissa <3

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      melissa
      June 27, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      Thanks so much, Misty! (:

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    Chrisee
    June 22, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    Did it to both mine and my 11 year old daughter’s hair! We love it! Thank you :)

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    Emily
    June 19, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    Looks awesome! I’m going to try it tonight for work!

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    Sandy
    June 13, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    Adorable! Just love this. This iss the first time I saw one of your videos. I have a question about what products you use in your hair. I have been experimenting with my daughter’s. Hair, but it is sooo fine, it would never look that clean and behave so well. Can you give me the secret? Thank you so much.
    Ella’s Mom

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      melissa
      June 18, 2014 at 11:49 AM

      Hair that hasn’t been washed in two or three days can be easier to work with or you can try using a hair wax. I love the one by Redken (:

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    Aliya
    June 7, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    It’s gorgeous! Can’t wait to try it!

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    ari cooper
    June 6, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    ur hair looks awesim and ur directions step by step you have made easy to follow very impressive :)

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    Cate
    June 6, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    That’s absolutely brilliant! You’ve got such gorgeous hair~ Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to try it out! :)

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    Cate
    June 6, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    That’s absolutely brilliant! You’ve got such gorgeous hair~ Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to try it out! :)

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    Anele
    June 1, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    Thanks so much! I coach swimming and teach PE; am always looking for different ideas that won’t fall out. This takes the cake, will definitely try out the other ones as well.

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      melissa
      June 3, 2014 at 8:59 AM

      Thanks, Anele! I’m glad you like it ((:

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    Lindsay Hellmann
    June 1, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    I will be wearing my hair like this tonight for work!! Very excited!! What a cute summer style!! :) Thank you!! :)

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      melissa
      June 3, 2014 at 8:59 AM

      Thanks, Lindsay! I’m glad you love it! (:

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    Saesha
    May 24, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    Seriously amazing braiding and on yourself. wow! Impressed. Going to try this on my daughter. Thanks for Sharing!

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      melissa
      May 25, 2014 at 9:10 PM

      Thank you, Saesha (:

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    wordsonmypillow
    May 23, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    I say this on pinterest and loved it. It’s cute, chic and looks deceivingly hard

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    Felicia
    May 9, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    I’m totally trying this!

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    Catherine
    April 28, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Fantastic! Love love love the hair and style on your Instagram too!

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      melissa
      April 28, 2014 at 11:34 PM

      Thanks, Catherine!

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    Roberta
    April 28, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    Amazing!!! So so so beautiful!!!
    Thanks for taking the time to show us how its done.

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      melissa
      April 28, 2014 at 11:33 PM

      Thank you, Roberta! I’m glad you enjoyed it ((:

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    Rebecca
    April 28, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    This looks amazing! I am going to attempt, although I am not sure my limited braiding skills will make it happen, ha.

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    Miranda Wolfe
    April 27, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Genius!

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      melissa
      April 27, 2014 at 11:25 PM

      Thanks, Miranda! (:

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