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4 strand french braid tutorial

October 4, 2011

[cape: Own Design]

Making a 4 strand braid isn’t much harder than making a 3 strand one. The extra strand takes a little getting use to so I would recommend practicing a basic 4 strand before moving on to the 4 strand French braid.

[The 2nd and 4th strands get crossed over and then the middle 2 are crossed over each other. These two steps get repeated to make the braid]
[Here’s what it looks like once the steps have been repeated]

This video shows me making the 4 strand French braid. The new strands of hair from the right and left sides get combined with the far right and left strands of the braid. New strands only get added after you have finished the first two steps (see above pic) The trickiest part is keeping the 4 strands separated. I found that holding them in between my fingers was the best way.
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    Hillary
    October 4, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Gorgeous! I've never seen that before.

    http://www.thoreausdaughter.com/

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    Jaclyn T
    October 4, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I lov your braid and the cape is a gorgeous colour!

    –Jaclyn T
    Nature Inspired Jewellery
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/trickart
    http://www.positiveponderings.blogspot.com

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    Ly
    October 4, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    OMG you're hair is amazing. I've always wished I had red hair.

    -Ly

    http://www.lyzhang.com

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    FASHION ICE
    October 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    ill have to try this!

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    Clara Turbay
    October 4, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I like your post. I´d wish you take some time to check out mine.

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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    Kaitlin Mattingly
    October 4, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    i swear you are the braiding queen. you inspired me to try new things with my hair. love your blog.
    i'll have to try this.

    kisses from kaitlin
    xo
    kaitgirl.blogspot

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    Katie Dodd
    October 4, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    gaaah – your braid tutorials need to be an editorial highlight in like…elle or marie clair or something. always flawless. always.

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    HIPPIEBOHORELOADED
    October 4, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    this is amazing, love your hair! lucky you

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    Moroccan fashion diary
    October 4, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Amazing!!! love your braid <3
    xoxo

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    Strawberry Freckleface
    October 5, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Omg I am so in love with this! Seriously, you are a hair artist.

    strawberry freckleface

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    Green Family
    October 5, 2011 at 5:07 am

    So happy I stopped by this blog last night/morning. I work grave yard so I was zombie surfing the blogs. Today when I woke up I decided to give your hair tutorials a try. I ended up getting dizzy because I was looking out the side of my eye while trying the dutch braid that frames your face. Was fun though. Have to say I considered dying my long hair red today after seeing yours. But I'm a stickler in my natural look (because it's cheap on the upkeep)

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    Jen S.
    October 6, 2011 at 1:41 am

    I loveeee your hair!!

    jen
    http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

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    A Girl Named Leney
    October 12, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Featured a link to this post on my blog! Hope you don't mind. Such a lovely tutorial:)

    http://agirlnamedleney.blogspot.com/2011/10/friday-im-in-love.html

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    Kris
    June 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    This is amazing! Your hair and braid is stunning!!
    I linked to this post on my website and I also pinned the photo on Pinterest.
    I linked to your photo too in my post which if someone clicks on it it will bring them to your post. If you want me to remove the photo I will. I just thought it would get you more clickthroughs to your site.
    Awesome video too!

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    Anonymous
    July 5, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    your hair is simply stunning! it's a GORGEOUS color. i've always wished for red hair!

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    Anonymous
    December 30, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I love doing these for my friends, but in my thin hair its impossible 🙁 Have you ever tried toing two french braids like this? It's so cute and always makes people look twice 😀

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