Do you know how to create a French rope braid in just one minute? Or how to create a good one on short hair? We have collected the best hacks that will make you love French rope braids and mermaid waves they give.
A rope braid is a braid that is created by twisting two strands in the same direction and then wrapping them together in the opposite direction. Make a ponytail first if you want your rope braid to be super secure. However, if you prefer a more relaxed and effortless look, start right from the bottom of your head.
Have you heard about a French rope braid? It is a rope braid that starts at the crown, just like a regular French braid but is made of two twists that are wrapped together.
Does twisting and wrapping sound confusing? Try this viral rope braid hack with over 20M views on TikTok:
Here’s what this trick is about. If you twist those two sections tightly and then put a hair band on the ends… the twists will wrap together on their own, without any help.
If you have curly or frizzy hair, use some serum before twisting. However, if you have a layered haircut, try some hairspray on each of the twists before wrapping. This will help to create a neater finish.
You can make a mini rope braid and wear it as an accent. This looks particularly cute on short hair, but you can try this hairstyle on any length. Use some gel to eliminate frizz and make your mini rope braid super slick.
We love the double elastic trick: take a small section of hair from behind your ear and join it with your braid to tuck it away. So easy and practical, this hack will help to keep your hair off your face.
Not only is a rope braid one of the trendiest everyday hairstyles but it also is a great way to create heatless waves. It’s like a two-in-one hairstyle: you look cute wearing French rope braids in the morning, then unravel them in the evening and get those gorgeous mermaid waves.
If your hair is prone to frizz, use some oil or moisturizing serum and run it through the ends and mid-length.
Would you describe your hair as very thick and heavy, which hardly holds any curls? A French rope braid that is made on slightly wet hair is probably one of the best ways to create waves for this kind of hair. Applying some mousse before braiding is a must, and make sure your hair is completely dry before unravelling.
We hope you found some inspiration in these videos and will try one of the ways of wearing French rope braids.