I am so into this 3D round braid right now! It’s one of my favorite techniques to play around with at the moment. I have already done a couple of tutorials that are variations of this technique – the 3D Waterfall Braid and the Stars & Stripe Ponytail (which uses a 3D round braid with ribbon). Because I’m enjoying this technique so much, I thought I would do a tutorial that teaches you how to do the basic technique!
I did not come up with this technique myself. I first saw it done by Cute Girls Hairstyles last year and I know that Bebexo did a tutorial on it 4 years ago. I’ve seen it taught differently though and while I can do it the other way, I found that the way that I’m teaching it here is the easiest way for my brain to understand and do the braid. But hey, we are all different and learn differently! So if you struggle with the way that I’m teaching it, make sure you check out the CGH tutorial here, maybe that will be how your mind understands it best.
Step 1. I started by pulling her hair back at the top center of her head into 3 small sections secured by elastics and then I used my topsy to flip them under. This gives you a cute little accent to the style and if you are doing it on a little one, I think it helps keep those baby hairs from slipping out.
Step 2. Pull the rest of the hair into a ponytail and secure with a ponytail holder.
Step 3. Divide the hair into 4 equal sections.
Step 4. Take the hair from the left most side and bring it UNDER the two strands next to it and then UP and BACK OVER the strand it just went under.
Step 5. Take the hair from the right most side and bring it UNDER the two strands next to it then UP and BACK OVER the strand it last went under.
Step 6. Repeat steps 4 & 5 all the way down your braid – so you are always taking the outermost strand, going UNDER 2 strands and then back up and OVER the strand it last went under.
If you are braiding on a little one with very fine hair or if you are braiding on layers, you may want to try doing this braid wet to help it stay in place and avoid flyaways. If you prefer braiding on dry hair, like me, then you may want to take a little hairspray and mist the hair with it then run your hand gently down the braid to help smooth any flyaways you have.
Once you get the hang of it, you can do this braid so quickly! My girls wear it often (and love it!) because it’s so quick and cute. It’s perfect for dance, cheerleading, and all sorts of other sports! And it makes a beautiful bun too if you wrap it up around and pin it with a few bobby pins. I just love it!
I hope that you’ll give this 3D Round Braid a try! If you do, I would love to see how it turns out for you! You can share it on my Facebook page, tag me in your photo on Instagram @hair_by_lori or use hashtag #HBL3DRoundBraid so that I can find it.
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