Here I’ll show you how to do one of the most simple braids – a rope braid aka rope twist. It’s one that I didn’t learn myself until just a couple of years ago, but it’s simple enough that my daughter learned it at age 7!
Start by dividing hair into two even sections.
Take each section and twist to the left. (Really you could go to the right if you wanted – the important thing is that both pieces are being twisted the same direction.)
Take section 1 and cross right over section 2. The important thing here is that you are crossing it over in the opposite direction of which you are twisting your two strands. So if you twisted both strands to the right, then you’d cross them over each other to the left.
Continue twisting each section to the left and crossing over each other to the right. You continue this until you reach the bottom. Fasten with an elastic or rubber band.
Voila! You’re done. This is a fast and easy braid that you can use in a variety of ways.