8 Cool Braid Tutorials From Pinterest That Will Actually Teach You How To Plait

I couldn’t tell you what I was doing during recess when all my girlfriends were busy braiding each other’s hair, but I totally regret it now because I am completely plait-handicapped. And just like everything else in our lives, as you grow older, the braids just get more complicated. Fishtail. Waterfall. Chinese staircase. I can’t.

I couldn’t tell you what I was doing during recess when all my girlfriends were busy braiding each other’s hair, but I totally regret it now because I am completely plait-handicapped. And just like everything else in our lives, as you grow older, the braids just get more complicated. Fishtail. Waterfall. Chinese staircase. I can’t.

Thankfully, we live in a world where the Internet rules (as in awesome), and thanks to Pinterest, I’ve managed to learn a thing or two about hair weaving. If you, too, are intimidated by the complicated-looking techniques modeled by what seems like everyone these days, fret not. It’s much easier than you think. If you’re capable enough to tie your own shoelaces, you can definitely tackle these not-so-basic braids. Here are 8 easy-to-follow tutorials that will have your gal pals asking you how you did your ‘do.

The Heart Braid

Feeling extra lovey dovey? Instead of wearing your heart on your sleeves, why not try it out on your head? This sweet braid brings your basic French pigtails to the next level by creating a heart-shaped curve on the top of your head. As suggested by Seventeen, the more textured the hair, the easier it is to manage, so don’t be shy with that dry shampoo.

Batiste Dry Shampoo, $8, Amazon