The Snake Braid Tutorial:

  • Create a large diagonal forward section of hair behind your ear.
  • Split the section into three equal subsections.
  • Apply a bit of pomade to your hand (about half the size of a dime) and smooth out each section. This will help make a smooth, clean braid.
  • Begin braiding (a basic, three-strand braid) this section, keeping medium tension on the braid. You do not want this braid too tight or too loose.
  • Braid almost all the way down to the ends of your hair, leaving one to two inches left below where you stop the braid.
  • Take two of the sections and combine them to make one larger section (you will now only have two sections, one small and one large).
  • Take the smaller section and carefully slide it up the braid.
  • Keep sliding the smaller section up to the top of the braid.
  • Now slide the section back down to create a looser "s" pattern braid.
  • Wrap the snake braid around the back of your head and pin in place. Spray with a medium hold hairspray to add extra hold and tame any flyaways.

Tip: Lift a small section of hair up and pin your snake braid below it. Drop the hair down so that it conceals where you pinned the braid in place.

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