The only thing better than a waterfall braid is a double waterfall braid!
Don’t stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to… this double waterfall braid is a style you should definitely try.
I’ve loved this style for ages and I just realised I hadn’t made a video tutorial so here we go. And don’t think this style is just for long hair.
A single waterfall braid is perfect in short hair too. I’ve done this on chin length bobs and they look beautiful.
The double waterfall braid is easier in medium to long hair though so if you got short hair, just do a single braid.
Double waterfall braid hairstyle tutorial video
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What you’ll need:
- Two small clear hair elastics
- Hairspray (optional)
- To start, take a 1-inch section of hair at the front and split into three.
- Create your braid by crossing the top section over the middle, and then the bottom over the top. On the next cross, add in hair from the top of your head.
- Then instead of using the top section to cross over, you drop it out and pick up a new piece of hair behind it. This crosses over and continues the braid.
- Add in hair only from the top, dropping out the bottom piece and picking up a new piece just behind it.
- When you reach the other side, stop adding in hair, and finish the waterfall in a regular braid and secure it with a clear elastic.
- Gently pull at the braid to loosen it and arrange it so that it sits straight.
- For the double waterfall, repeat these steps to create a parallel braid below the first.
- The only sections you add into braid 2 are the waterfall sections from braid 1.
- Remember to stretch out your braid at the end to make it look thicker and to help it sit just right.
The way you start this braid really sets you up for success:
- Always remember to cross section one from the top down over the middle. If you do this it will always work out the right line for your braid,
Move your arms:
- So that you can keep the braid going around your head, it’s important to reach your right arm over your head as you start.
You might need a mirror or a friend to help:
- Doing this style on your hair can be a little bit tricky. I have to work by feel as I’m braiding at the back to make sure I’m picking up the right sections and it’s not always perfect. It doesn’t need to be perfect but if you like neat styles then definitely use a mirror or get a friend to help.
Stop the slip:
- If your hair tends to slip or fall out of styles, hairspray can help you hold it in place. Use a little spray just before you braid and finish with a light spray as well. Use a flexible hair spray rather than a strong hold lacquer, as you still want your hair to be able to move. It’s also much easier to brush out at the end.
I would love to see this style on your hair use the #hairromance so I can see your hairstyles.
Have fun with your hair xx