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Braided hairstyles for long hair have always been considered as a symbol of charm and grace. No matter how you create the long hair, if it is neat and healthy, it will always look fashionable and graceful. Long hair is fairly versatile when it comes to styling – tie it up into a ponytail, a braid or just leave it loose. Although, braids & braid styles are very popular. Hair fashion may keep changing but braids for long hair is a classic look that you can’t go wrong with, unless you’re doing not doing it right.Β 

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If you are new to braiding your long hair, check out some of these innovative braided hairstyles for long hair that you can try out:

  1. The Headband Braid

If you have wavy hair, this could be your go-to hairdo. It’s got everything – convenience, versatility & elegance. Just follow these steps to create this hairstyle for yourself at home:

  • Clip up a section on one side parallel to the arch of eyebrow
  • Separate a 2×2” section just behind the top of your ear.
  • Loosely braid the section, keeping the braid loose for length.
  • Free the top section & wrap the braid around the other side & position it as per your preference.
  • Use a bobby pin or two to secure the braid behind your ear.
  • Gently tease & smooth with a brush to create some extra volume
  • And, you’re done!
  1. The Five-Strand Dutch Braid

A truly innovative & classy hairstyle for long hair, before you try it out, you want your hair to be as smooth as possible prior to separating it. Use a brush to smooth out any tangles.

  • Begin with 5 strands at the top of the head
  • Take the rightmost strand and take it under the strand next to it then over the next one
  • Take the leftmost strand and go under the one next to it and over the next one
  • On the right side, add a slice of hair to the rightmost strand, and then take it under then over
  • Add a slice of hair to the leftmost strand and take it under then over
  • Repeat the previous 2 steps until you run out of hair, then finish the braid.

Also, check out this innovative braided bun hairstyle video tutorial here.

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  1. Snake Braid

The snake braid is an instant classic that works well with most outfits. Follow these simple steps for snaking braids:

  • Grab the center section of hair from the braid
  • Using your right hand, separate the unbraided ends of the three sections and pinch the middle section
  • As you hold the end of the middle section, continue pinching the end of the braid with your left hand.
  • Hold down the center section of the braid and gently slide the other two sections up the shaft of the braid with your other hand
  • Loosen and reposition the braid it to give it the characteristic snake form

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40 Response Comments

  • purvaAugust 2, 2016 at 4:15 am

    i love the dutch braid..though this one sounds a little tough but i will try πŸ˜€

    • SwathiAugust 2, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      You will rock it πŸ™‚

  • Preethy@PrettykoollAugust 2, 2016 at 6:07 am

    I love snake braids and my sister used ti braid my hair a lot during school days, now my hair is short so cannot try that

    • SwathiAugust 2, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      Ahh, snake briad is so much fun πŸ™‚

  • Kiss & Make-upAugust 2, 2016 at 8:44 am

    I am a biiiiiig fan of braided hairstyles! Problem is that even though I have very long hair I don’t have much hair, so I can’t really do the really intricate styles.

    • SwathiAugust 2, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      True, volume is needed. Maybe extensions πŸ˜€

  • Bhawna D.August 2, 2016 at 9:28 am

    I love messy braid hairstyle πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ it makes you look effortlessly cute πŸ˜€

    • SwathiAugust 2, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      Yeah and goes with most outifts πŸ™‚

  • Anjali SengarAugust 2, 2016 at 9:48 am

    This post is for me.. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  • Radha@trystwithvanillagirlAugust 2, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    I am usually good braiding others hair and total disaster for even styling my own hair. Fishtail is my favorite

    • SwathiAugust 4, 2016 at 8:05 am

      Isnot it. Styling others hair is pretty easy πŸ˜€

    • SwathiAugust 4, 2016 at 8:07 am

      Thanks for visiting my blog πŸ™‚

  • Anamika(NBAM)August 2, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    I can make only simple braid πŸ™ Though I love dutch braid style more πŸ™‚ Nice post.

    • SwathiAugust 4, 2016 at 8:10 am

      Thanks πŸ™‚

  • YaminiAugust 2, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Swathi I love braided hairstyles but I cannot do them on my own . Really wish one day i am able to do this hairstyle on my own.

    • SwathiAugust 4, 2016 at 8:10 am

      True. Its a task , needs practice πŸ™‚

  • KarishmaAugust 3, 2016 at 3:02 am

    Love that dutch braid πŸ™‚

    • SwathiAugust 4, 2016 at 8:10 am

      Me too πŸ™‚

  • MariaAugust 3, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Lovely hair styles, it was a very interesting read!!

  • The Fashion FolksAugust 3, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Have long hair so I just have to try the five-strand dutch braid, so good! Xx

    • SwathiAugust 4, 2016 at 9:15 am

      Do try πŸ™‚

  • AnubhutiAugust 4, 2016 at 9:07 am

    My mom used to make headband braid for me when I was little…I have tried dutch braid once nd messed up bigtime πŸ˜€ it will take lots of patience nd practice but I’ll master it someday(atleast I wish to πŸ˜‰ ) snake braid sounds a Bit confusing but I’ll watch the video…loved the post…

    • SwathiAugust 4, 2016 at 9:21 am

      True. Braid style needs patience and practice πŸ˜€

  • Subha BoseAugust 4, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Nice post, I like braided hair styles

    • SwathiAugust 7, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      Same here πŸ™‚

  • AkankshaAugust 6, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Wow! So many beautiful braids styles. The 1st one looks interesting. Will try that out πŸ™‚

    • SwathiAugust 7, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      Do try πŸ™‚

  • Soumya MidhunAugust 6, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Okay now you made me miss my long hair..wanna try dutch braid and snake braid but, who am I kidding? Mamma aint got no patience πŸ™

  • HarmanAugust 7, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    I do the headband braid at times πŸ™‚ Good ideas!

    • SwathiAugust 8, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      Thanks. I love how you style your hair <3

  • vidyaAugust 8, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Lovely hairstyles…


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