5 strand braids are the latest looks in braided hair and are something a little different than waterfall braids and your typical fishtail braids. They sound WAY more complicated than they are, and we break it down for you, you step-by-step, so you can master the look in no time at all. There are 2 main ways to 5 strand braid your hair. The more attention drawing way, we show you first. It looks complicated, but once you understand the idea, it's super-easy. If you can 3-strand braid, you can master the 5 strand braid in no time! The second 5-strand braid, the flat braid, is so easy, you'll wonder why you haven't tried it sooner! Have fun braiding and let us know how it goes!
Step 1: (top left) We find it easiest to divide the hair into 5 sections and put them in small rubber bands. This is not necessary though! Think of your hair as 2 sections: right side and left side. Whatever piece ends up in the middle alternates between both sides. Step 2: Take the middle of all 5 pieces and the 2 right pieces and work only with these. (top right) Take the outer piece on the right side and cross it over the middle piece on the right side. (bottom left) Take the middle piece of all 5 strands and cross it over the middle piece of the right side. Now you move the left side and do the same. Step 3: (bottom right) Take the middle of all 5 pieces and the 2 left pieces and work only with these. Take the outside piece of the left side and cross it over the middle piece of the left side. Take the middle piece of all 5 strands and cross it over the middle piece of the left side. Step 4: Repeat Steps 2 & 3 until complete!
Step 1: Divide hair into 5 sections. Step 2: Take the far right strand and cross over 2 strands. It becomes the middle strand. Step 3: Take the far left strand and cross over 2 strands. It becomes the middle strand. Step 4: Repeat steps 2 & 3 until finished.
Thanks Anna and Madison for modeling for us!