Braid It Up

In this lesson, you will learn how create a beautiful French braid (also known as a cornrow). Depending on how active your daughter is, her flat iron process may only stay perfectly straight for 3-5 days. Instead of adding more heat, try braiding it up!

In this lesson, you will learn how create a beautiful French braid (also known as a cornrow). Depending on how active your daughter is, her flat iron process may only stay perfectly straight for 3-5 days. Instead of adding more heat, try braiding it up!

Note: At this point you daughter’s curly hair has been washed, conditioned, blown dry, and flat ironed. To learn how to how to properly wash, condition, and blow dry wavy hair and flat iron curly hair, go to our Curly Hair Video Lessons: Shampooing and Conditioning, Get It Straight – Blow Dry, and Get It Straight – Flat Iron.

At this point in the video, we have parted our curly hair model’s hair into two parts using a rat tail and created a french braid on one side.

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Start by dividing one small section of hair into three sections. Intertwine each section into the other as you are picking up more hair as you go along. For more tips on creating a corn roll or french braid, see you Kinky Hair: Braid It Up Video.

Tip:Use small sections and keep the braid tight.

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Secure the end of the braid with a barrette or small ponytail holder.

Tip:Add Accessories to create some fun looks!


For more braided styles see our Hair 101: Wavy or Kinky Hair Braided It Up videos.