“This type of braid is also called a herringbone braid.”
To start a fishtail braid, brush all of your hair back from your hairline. Like the three-strand basic braid, you can pull your hair into a ponytail, or you can let it hang loose and start the braid at the nape of the neck.
Steps Two Strand Fishtail Braiding
- Divide the hair into two equal strands. Hold one in each hand with your palms facing up.
- With your left index finger, divide a thin section of hair from the outside of the left strand. Reach over with your right hand and cross this section over to the inside of the right strand.
- With your right index finger, divide a thin section from the outside of the right strand. Reach over with your left hand and cross this section over to the inside of the left strand.
- Continue all the way down the braid, alternating left and right. Try to keep the new added strands of hair the same size. Then your braid will look more uniform.
- When you reach the end of the braid, secure it with a hair elastic.
“Make sure you have your hair elastic handy before you start braiding. You can keep it on your wrist. Then it’s right there when you need it.”