I found this a little difficult at first but with practice, it became easier to “inside out” braid. If you find it difficult to picture what to do, I recommend searching on youtube to see how to do it visually.



  • 1 elastic
  • plenty of patience!


  1. Seperate hair into three strands at the top of the head.
  2. Braid as usual by adding in one strand of hair with each time you plait the 3 main strands, the only difference is instead of passing the strands over each other, pass them under each other.
  3. This makes the hair pop up and turn inside out.
  4. Tease the hair slightly on each loop to make it a little fuller if you like.

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  • mom19782016
    • 11 Jun 2016
      2:08 pm

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  • I wish I had girls! my hair is short and thin so no good but you did a great job


  • I wish my mum did this to my hair when I was younger. I would actually like her to do it for me now!


  • Parting the hair and doing two french braids can be easier for those kids who have super thick or curly hair!


  • Thanks for your tips. I struggle to braid. Will definately try your tips


  • Thanks for the tips, I have successfully tried this out on my granddaughter’s hair for the first time!


  • Ooh thanks for info. I’ve been trying to workout why when I do my braid it is different to when I do my daughters hair.


  • My daughter was asking me how to do this just today. I’ll have a practise on her tomorrow :)


  • Part the hair down the middle and do two french braids for super cuteness.


  • Need to try this out next time my granddaughter over. A pity my 5 year old loves short hair.


  • This is literally what all my braids look like. I thought I was doing it wrong. Had no idea this was actually a type of braid! Winning!


  • this looks lovely


  • Thanks for sharing, 3 daughters, i need to learn this.


  • This is how I first learnt how to braid (self taught) but I find it so difficult now after years of retraining myself to braid the right way in I can’t do it anymore.


  • Is this also known as a French plait? I could never do them! My daughter can do them on her own hair, as well as the herringbone style. They’re really pretty


  • twisting inside out is hard, tried a few times still can’t get it though

    • Hopefully one day I will get it

      • Me too. It took me a long time as my fingers didn’t seem to want to go the right way and my daughter was really patient with me!


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