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CHUNKY FISHTAIL BRAIDED PONYTAIL FOR MEDIUM LAYERED HAIR – TUTORIAL


Hello lovely!

I love full, chunky braids! 🙂 Not only are they trendy, but they are also a great way to pretend you have more hair! 😉 Not too long ago I wrote a blog post on the secrets to bigger braids. Today I’d like to share another trick I like to use recently. This one does include the use of extensions, but only the four one-clip wefts.

Chunky side fishtail braid into ponytail

I think that adding a braid to a ponytail makes an otherwise regular hairstyle into a head turning one 😉 Add a big, slightly messy braid and some romantic curls or waves and there will be nothing boring about it. In this case, I chose to do a dutch fishtail braid.

fishtail braid

This hairstyle will work perfectly on most hair lengths (you need to have enough length to be able to bring your hair to the side). The extensions are not necessary, but if you already have them lying around at home, they can be a great addition. Especially for shorter, layered hair, like mine. Not only does it give you more hair to braid, but the layers blend with the longer hair from the extensions and the braid is a lot easier to pull apart without it falling apart.


I’m using my glamtime hair extensions in light honey blonde and my Remington silk curling wand.

Let’s move on to the tutorial! 🙂 Below you can watch the video and read step by step instructions.

 

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Make a deep side parting and section off the hair you want to braid on the side. Secure the rest of it out of the way.
  2. Flip some hair over on the opposite side of how you’ll wear the parting (about 1,5 inches from the part). Attach two one-clip extensions next to each other. Make sure they’re not too close to your hairline or to the back of your head.
  3. Flip a layer of your own hair back and attach two more clips in the same manner as before, then flip back the rest of your hair to cover the extensions.  Now you’re ready to start braiding.
  4. Pick up a half inch section close to the parting and divide it into two strands.
  5. Take a small piece of the back strand from behind and cross it under and combine with the front strand. Then take a small piece of the front strand, cross it under and combine with the back strand.
  6. Repeat step 5, except now, after you cross a small piece of the back strand under and add it to the front, also add in new hair from the back and cross under and add it to the front strand as well. Repeat on opposite side – cross a small piece of the front strand under, combine it with the back strand, then add a new section of hair from the front and also cross it under and combine it with the back strand.
  7. After you run out of hair to incorporate into the braid, braid a normal fishtail braid all the way down and secure it with an elastic.
  8. Curl the rest of your hair, tease it gently and gather it in a loose side pony. Now place and wrap the braid around the base of the ponytail and secure the ends with bobby pins.

And that is all there is to it!

I hope you liked this side fishtail braid into ponytail tutorial! Do you like chunky braids?

Feel free to leave me a comment! I’d love to hear from you 😉

Ania xx

 

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