Side Elastic Braid DIY Hairstyles

Hey everyone. I’m Jordan from Braids by Jordan and today I’m going to be showing you how to do a side elastic braid. This is one of my all time favorite hairstyles, so I’m super excited to be sharing it with you. If you haven’t already comment to cute girls hairstyles, make sure to hit the comment button and give this post a big thumbs up. Lets get to the hairstyle. I started off this style by taking a section of hair from the front of the head and dividing it into three, to start a regular three strand braid. And then I went back and pancaked the braid by puling gently on the edges to give it more volume. Once the braid is long enough to reach the back of the head, secure the braid with a clear baby elastic and take a small section of hair from the back of the head and twist it towards the braid.

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Then take the braid back towards the twist and secure them together with a clear baby elastic. You want it to lie just off to the side where the braid is. Then I went back and pulled on the edges of the twist to give it more volume. Then removed the remaining elastic from the braid. Then take a new section of hair from just beside the first twist and another section from just below the braid. Then secure the two pieces of hair towards the back of the head just a little bit further behind the first elastic. You want the front section to cover the first elastic. Then you want to flip the pony tail, so take the ends and pull them down into the middle of the two sections. And now that each set is twisted, I’m just going back and pancaking the twist to give it more volume. The easiest way to do this is hold onto the elastic and pull the twist with the other hand. And then you want to repeat those steps, so take a new section of hair from each side of the head and then secure them together but this time secure them closer to the ear. Then put the ponytail to twist each side and pancake the edges to give it more volume.

If the twist doesn’t completely cover the previous elastic, you can take a bobby pin and secure the twist on top of it. And continue those steps all the way down, alternating which side the ponytail goes on and making sure that the braid is angled down to the side. I find it easiest to secure the ponytails when the rest of the hair is moved out of the way. Once you reach the end of the hair, you can go back and pull on the edges of the braid and pin any pieces if necessary. And that’s it. I hope you guys like this hairstyle and if you did make sure to give it a thumbs up. If you want to see my last tutorial, you can click the link here. And if you want to see more CGH posts, you can click the link here. To comment to Hairstyles, make sure to click this link. And if you want to see more from me, you can go down in the description box below and it’ll be linked to my YouTube blog Braids by Jordan. I’ll be back in another few weeks with another hair tutorial for you guys. So until then, bye.

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