Day 5 – Pull Through Braid

Pull Through Braid hairstyles - great tutorials for different styles using this very EASY to do technique! If you can make a ponytail, you can do these styles!!

It’s day 5 of the 30 Day Braiding Challenge – 30 Days of New Braids.

Today’s braid is the pull through braid.  This style is super easy to do!  The pull through braid is actually a faux braid – it’s gives you the look of a braid without any actual braiding required.  It is also considered an elastic braid since  it is a look that is created by using a bunch of little hair elastics, either clear or colored.

This one is a great one for sports and activities because it stays in great with all those elastics!  I am sharing a few different tutorials to show you how this “braid” can be used for both little girls all the way up to adults.

The Technique

Pull Through Braid tutorial by Cute Girls Hairstyles.  In a ponytail like she teaches – it’s easy enough that anyone can do!  Love it!



DIY Tutorial

This DIY tutorial by Bebexo teaches you how to do the French version of the pull through braid.  It resembles a Dutch braid but is certainly different.



Additional Ways to Use the Technique

Side Pull Through Braid tutorial by Christine Allen on the Mindy Mae channel.  She teaches it with adding some hair extensions at the beginning, but you can definitely achieve the same look without the extensions if you don’t have any.  I have done this style on little girls and myself – it really is perfect for all ages!  I think it is especially a great picture day hairstyle as it frames the face nicely and will hold all day when you sent your little one off to school. 



Pull Through Braid Updo tutorial by Annies Forget Me Knots.  This style is quick, easy and so very pretty.  It’s great on girls and women too.



Pull Through Braided Mohawk tutorial by Confessions of a Hairstylist.  This look is so fun and edgy!



Reverse Pull Through Braid tutorial by Princess Hairstyles.  This is just as fast and easy as the original pull through braid, but puts a little spin on it… plus you can add colored elastics and have them show which is fun!



DIY Pull Through Halo Braid tutorial from Hey Kayli.  I love this look so much!  This will take some time (and quite a bit of elastics) to do but it’s just so pretty.  It’s also going to hold up really well – so if you have ever tried other crown braids and they wouldn’t stay in well then you’ll have to try this on out because it’s going to stay put for you. 
There are certainly other ways that you can use the pull through braid technique.  Hopefully this helps you to see how it’s done and gives you some ideas to start with though. 
I’d love to see how you do today’s challenge!  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 #30DNBDay5.
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#30DaysNewBraids Favorites from 2015’s Braiding Challenge – More Braid Inspiration

I’ve gone back through all of the styles on Instagram that were done and tagged#30DNBDay5 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 beautiful pull through braid hairstyles!

Different hairstyles that you can do using a pull through braid - love these ideas! Can't believe how easy they are to do!  

From top to bottom, left to right:

  1. Accent pull through braid into a ponytail by IG @amandabraids
  2. Pull through braid hear hairstyle by IG @thebraidparadenj
  3. Slide up braids to pull through braid by IG @melisadam
  4. Pull through braid to fishtail braid half up style by IG @hairstylespizz
  5. Pull through braid updo by IG @braidsbysophia
  6. French pull through braid pigtails by IG @kaykaycee13
  7. Rope braid stacked pull through braid by IG @lauralaine_hair
  8. Cornrow accented French pull through braid by IG @sivanfried_braids
  9. Rope twists to pull through braid pigtails by IG @simplystranded

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