Day 3 – Rope Braid

RopeTwist Braids - great tutorials, and they are so easy to do!

It’s day 3 of the 30 Day Braiding Challenge – 30 Days New Braids.

Today’s challenge is the rope braid.  The rope braid is the easiest braid to learn.  I’m not sure how I didn’t learn it until I was 28 – but seriously, it’s the easiest!  And fastest!

I’ve had some people tell me that they don’t use it, that it’s just one that is good for little girls.  I will have to (respectfully, of course) disagree with them.  I’m sharing some tutorials here that show you how to make it more dressed up.  I’m also sharing some tutorials that teach us how to take it to the next level and make it a French style French twist braid, it’s beautiful.

Let the braiding fun begin!

The Technique


This tutorial that I did teaches the basic technique.  You can find my original post on how to do the rope braid here.

DIY Tutorial


DIY rope braid tutorial from Luxy Hair.  She teaches you how to do a simple side rope braid on yourself.

Additional Ways to Use the Technique

French Twist into Rope Braid tutorial from Cute Girls HairstylesCute Girls Hairstyles.  It’s still simple and easy enough that you could do it on yourself.  I love the different look of this!




French Rope Twist & Braid tutorial from Babes in Hairland.  I love how this braid wraps around the head.  Super easy and fast, perfect for busy mornings.  Babes in Hairland has a bunch (I mean, like, a ton!) of tutorials utilizing rope braids, you can find them here. This are especially great for little girls.

Easy Boho Rope Braid tutorial from Confessions of a Hairstylist.  This is just so soft and, well, boho!  So pretty and carefree.  It’s perfect for older girls and women (the little girls are carefree enough without carefree hair, right 😉 ).



Twisted Crown Braid tutorial from Twist Me Pretty.  This is so similar to the technique used in the above boho style from the Confessions of a Hairstylist, but as it isn’t as pulled apart, it definitely gives you a different look.  Twist Me Pretty has another great post showing how to use 1 twist braid in 5 different ways, you can find it here.

3 Easy Twisted Hairstyles tutorial from Missy Sue.  These are so pretty and truly are easy to do!
Ok, I could keep going (and going, and going) on sharing different ideas for you guys on how to style a rope braid/rope twist, but I’ll stop here.  I can’t wait to see how YOU style yours!  You can share a photo on my Facebook page, tag me in a photo on Instagram – @hair_by_lori or just use the hashtags #30DaysNewBraids #30DNBDay3.

Have you signed up for my email list yet?  You’ll receive an email every day so that you will get the daily challenge right in your inbox.

#30DaysNewBraids Favorites from 2015’s Braiding Challenge – More Braid Inspiration

I went back through all of the styles on Instagram that were done and tagged#30DNBDay3 as well as all the styles shared on my FB page and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you.  Check out these great rope / twist braid hairstyles!

Hair inspiration - Rope Twist braids! So many cute ways to use this technique  

From top to bottom, left to right:

  1. French rope twist to lace rope twist to ponytail style by IG @mybraidedprincess5
  2. Lace rope braid to side ponytail by IG @lauralaine_hair
  3. 3 accent rope braids to side rope braid ponytail by IG @riileh
  4. Dutch fishtail headband into a rope braid bun by IG @braidsbyjordan
  5. Rope braid accents to triple rope braid ponytail by IG @miris_things
  6. Rope twists into a fishtail braid by IG @florid217
  7. Rope braid by IG @mum2109
  8. Rope braid accent by IG @elisabetsisters
  9. Rope braid with ribbon by IG @ashton_hairstyles

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Other posts you may like:

12 Prom Hairstyles for Shorter Hair RopeTwist Headband Updo 30 Day Braiding Challenge list of braids

2 thoughts on “Day 3 – Rope Braid

  1. Hey Lori, Thanks for sharing. I never knew how versatile the rope braid actually was. I always just picture the hair braid hanging down on its own, but you did some really cute things in those pictures!

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