Four Strand Flat Braid Tutorial

Four strand flat braids create a sleek and timeless look. Not only will this easy hairstyle keep your hair out of your face, it is easy to master and looks great on everyone. With practice, you will definitely get the hang of the style.

First, pull your hair into ponytail. This will make it easy to divide your hair into the four necessary sections. Take your ponytail and divide it so that you have two sections of hair on top and two below. The sections should not be side by side. To make braiding easier, hold the right sections of hair in one hand -the top and bottom strands on the right hand side-and the left sections in your other hand.

To braid, take the top right section of hair and place it over the top left section of hair. Follow this by taking the bottom right-hand section of hand and placing it over the bottom left-hand section of hair. Pull the hair tightly so that the base of your braid is as strong as possible.

Next, move the top left hand section of hair and switch it with the bottom right-hand section of hair. The top section of hair should pass behind the bottom section so that they cross beneath and between the original top and bottom left hand sections of hair. Thus, the original top left hand section of hair should become the new bottom right-hand section of hair.

You will now switch the places of the top right hand section of hair with the bottom left hand section of hair, making sure to pass the top section behind the bottom one. This switching or crossing should happen so that it is behind and beneath the top right hand section and bottom left hand sections of hair. Thus, the original top right hand section of hair becomes the new bottom left hand section and the bottom left one becomes the top right section of hair.

You will then repeat the switching of sections until the braid is finished, at which point you have completed your necessary style steps. 

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