Monday, March 24, 2014

The Hair | Fishtail Braid

Image source: Pinterest
Image Source: Pinterest
As you all know, I have long hair and my dreams of becoming Rapunzel will continue, therefore, no chop happening any time soon. But, as much as I love my long hair and putting it in a messy bun or ponytail, it can get a tad dull. Which means that I have become in love with braiding my hair and finding different styles to create with my hair, one of which being the fishtail braid, which I taught myself to do last Summer and am in love with it. I love how the fishtail braid keeps hair off my face, whilst being that bit more interesting and intricate than a normal plait. After seeing the style on Vanessa Hudgens and Blake Lively, it makes me even more obliged to rock it in hopes of turning in to one of them. Although, the braid looks difficult, it's really quick and easy to create! I have actually done a tutorial of this on my youtube (HERE) if you want a visual step-by-step.  

  1. Firstly, brush your hair to untangle any knots that you may have, so you have a smooth finish. You don't want to end up with more knots and tangles when you take it, as that would be such a nightmare. Depending on whether my hair is wet or not, I like to use the Denman Paddle Brush when it's dry as it's really sturdy and can battle my long locks, but when it's wet the Tangle Teezer is the best thing. I like to apply some Moroccan oil at this point to the ends of my hair, if its feeling dry. 
  2. Choose which side you want the braid on and pull all your hair over to that side, some people like to keep it in place with an elastic band as it keeps it in place, but I don't mind just holding it in place with my hands. Split your hair in to two halves, then with one hand, take a small section of hair from the outer section of on half of the two and move it across to the other side in to your other hand. Repeat this with the other half of the two; take a small section from the outer section of the other side and move it across the hair to the other hand. Keep repeating this all down your hair, making sure to keep the plait tight as you go. But don't worry if you make it messy - we're after that boho-chic look anyway. 

  3.  When you reach the end, grab an elastic band the same colour as your hair or clear and secure the braid in place. If you used an elastic band earlier on to keep the hair to one side, carefully cut that with a pair of scissors, try not to give yourself a hair cut. 

  4. Use your fingers to loosen the plait and add volume to the crown of your head. Depending on how you want it to look at the end, you can go crazy with making it messy or neat. I like to be a bit messy with added volume, to achieve this I use two products the Toni & Guy Sea Salt Spray and the L'oreal #TXT Volume Supersizing Spray. Both products smell amazing! 


  1. Stunning! And your hair looks beautiful! I would love to try this out but I have curly hair, is it possible to do it with curls or would you recommend straightening it first? x

    1. Awh, it's not my hair, stolen from pinterest! I reckon you could do it with curly and straight, just try both and see what works best for you!


  2. I love fishtail braids, they are my go-to look in summer! xx


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