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 14 Triple French Braid Double Waterfall braid 7 triple french braid double waterfall missysueblog Braid 14 Triple French Braid Double Waterfall double waterfall french braid missysueblog Braid 14 Triple French Braid Double Waterfall double waterfall french braid Braid 14 Triple French Braid Double Waterfall double waterfall triple french braid missysue blog Braid 14 Triple French Braid Double Waterfall double waterfall triple french braid Braid 14 Triple French Braid Double Waterfall

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.

Comments

  1. Saesha says

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

  2. Anele says

    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.

  3. Cate says

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

  4. Cate says

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

  5. ari cooper says

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

  6. Sandy says

    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

    • says

      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 (:

  7. misty says

    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

  8. lindsay and Izabella says

    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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