I’m so excited to share today’s insanely easy to do hair tutorial The french rope braid hair tutorial is the simplest hairstyle you’ll ever recreate. And the best part is, you don’t need to know how to do a regular braid! All you need to know how to do is TWIST. So easy.
I’ll be the first to admit that although I’ve done a ton of fun hair tutorials on the blog (you can see them ALL here), I fail to really do them very often in my everyday life. However, ever since I mastered this rope braid hairstyle, I wear it all the time. It’s super easy! The best part about it is that it takes seconds to do. Plus, it can be done on long hair, short hair. It can be pulled back into a pony or secured with a clip. You can even do two twits on one side to make it even more interesting. The ideas are endless!
I’ve provided a step by step guide to do this easy rope braid hairstyle in images below. If you’d like to see the video, scroll all the way to the bottom.
Rope Braid Hair Tutorial
What You Need
- Working Texture Spray
- Clip of choice or bobby pins – check out these favorites!
French Rope Braid Tutorial – Step By Step
You’ll want to start with hair that has a bit of grit to it so that you get some texture to it. I usually do my everyday beach waves here for this style and add in some of Kristin Ess’ working texture spray. Then, grab two equal sections of your hair on one side of your part to begin!
Take each section and twist them towards your face. You’ll want to try to get close to the root as well. Each section will be separate here. We won’t twist them over one another until Step Three. It’s most important to get them twisted in the front near the root because you’ll continue to twist the rest as you go. So don’t worry about going ALL the way to the end with your twisting.
Take your two sections that are twisted, and then cross them over one another away from your face. I like to do two crosses over before I start adding additional hair to the twist.
Take the piece that you crossed OVER away from your face (this should be the piece closest to your scalp) and take some hair and add to that section. This is the “braided” part of it. Then twist that section towards your face (you want to keep twisting the sections towards your face), then cross the other section over the one you just added more hair to. You’re basically doing a french twist. Adding fresh hair to the section to then cross it over.
Continue twisting each twist towards your face, then twisting back and over and adding more hair until you get to where you want to stop. Once you do a few with the added hair to the twist, you can also then just twist away from your face until you get all your hair into the robe braid. Then, you’ll want to pull some pieces apart to add some texture and secure with a clip. I like to finish with a light spray of hairspray to secure things into place. And that’s it!