How do you make a herringbone braid? + quick tutorials

(Last Updated On: August 21, 2021)

Do you know how to make a herringbone braid? Would you like to learn how to make a herringbone braid? We are happy to give you all the tips you need to braid a herringbone braid: for yourself or with someone else.

It is still one of the most beautiful braids you can make. It looks quite complicated, a herringbone braid like that, but I’m going to tell you something: tit’s not difficult at all! Practice a few times and you’ll have this braid in your fingers! You know what makes this braid so special? You make this braid with 4 strands instead of 3.

I taught myself a few years ago to be able to braid my own hair, and especially to make a beautiful herringbone braid. Then they came back into fashion again, mainly thanks to Lauren Conrad who regularly wore a messy herringbone braid. Or the famous Blake Lively braid! I saw those beautiful braided hairstyles and of course I really wanted to learn them. So, I’ll teach you in turn with a lot of how to make these braids!


How do you make a herringbone braid?

How do you start such a herringbone braid? First divide your hair into 4 different strands. The sequel depends on how you want to make the braids:

Would you like to make a coarse herringbone braid or a very fine herringbone braid with yourself? You have to decide that first. Would you like to make a French herringbone braid? Then you also start braiding differently than if you want to make a normal braid. Thanks to this beautiful braid you can make beautiful hairstyles (one of the hair trends 2020 are hairstyles with braids) and vary a lot with the hairstyles you wear.

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Step 1: Prep your hair

How do you start prepping your hair? I always apply a little mousse in my hair first, or I spray some salt spray or a good dry shampoo in my hair. I don’t have that much volume in my hair myself, so I make sure I get a little more ‘oomph’ in my hair that way. Is your hair already a bit wilder and have you gotten more volume in your locks? Perfect, then we can move on to the next step!

Step 2: divide your hair into 4 strands

You’ve got volume in your hair, then it’s time to divide your lures into 4 strands. If you want to get a very smooth braid, now is the time to apply a little hair serum or hair oil (my favorites can be found here). Divide your hair into 4 equal strands.

Step 3: choose your braid

Now all you have to do is choose your kind of herringbone braid and get started.

Step 4: The finishing touch

So, your braid is all ready! Now you can finish your braid with some hairspray, serum and maybe a nice pin or a flower!

Types of herringbone braids

There are many different types of herringbone braids.

Tutorials: making a herringbone braid

This tutorial teaches you how to make a standard herringbone braid.

This tutorial teaches you to braid in a herringbone braid:

This tutorial teaches you to make a super thick herringbone braid:

And this tutorial teaches you how to combine smaller herringbone braids in your hairstyle:

Some hairstyle examples:

These beautiful braided hairstyles are often French braided hairstyles:













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