Today’s challenge is the infinity braid. It gets its name from the fact that you are essentially wrapping one piece of hair in a figure 8 or infinity symbol the entire time.
This one looks a bit similar to a fishtail braid, but the edges are more rounded and you do this braid tightly whereas with a fishtail, you can do it pretty loose and pull it to soften it up. It’s a neat looking braid though and one that I love knowing how to do. I hope that you will give it a try!
Infinity Braid tutorial from Jenni’s Hairdays. She says in her video that if you have layers or shorter hair, you won’t want to go all the way down. If you have longer hair though, you can make a nice long infinity braid if you’d like.
Infinity Braid tutorial by Ffashionails. They teach this just a bit different than the first one above teaching the technique. They show us how to do it with adding bobby pins into the braid as you go to secure the piece of hair that is wrapping around.
Rope Braid into Infinity Braid tutorial by Confessions of a Hairstylist. I love how she contrasts the soft, loose rope braid with the tight infinity braid, but you could do the rope braid tight and it would look very pretty too!
Infinity 3D Box Braid tutorial by HairAndNailsInspiration. They teach us how to take the flat infinity braid and make it a 3D braid by wrapping our infinity piece around four strands instead of two. Quite a complicated looking braid, but give it a try if you have already mastered the Infinity braid and are looking for a challenge!
I’d love to see how today’s challenge comes out for you! 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 #30DNBDay11.
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#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#30DNBDay11 as well as all the styles shared on my FB page and I want to share some of my favorites with you. Check out these awesome infinity braid hairstyles!