Between the hot weather and gymnastics practice it seems like I'm always trying to keep my girls' hair out of their face. One of the cutest ways to do that is with a french braid. They are definitely easier to do then they look. I learned to french braid when I was about 10 because by big sis said that I couldn't and I'm not the kind of girl to back down from a challenge. Here's the basics....
Here I color coated the strands to try to help the visual.
Here's how it looks finished.
French braids can also be inversed for a different look. For that look you would cross the strands on the underside instead of on top. Inverse takes a lot more practice, but it's something to work towards.
Another cute look is to just french braid the top section of both sides for half french braids. My girls call then "baby braids"
Good luck and happy braiding!