A pull-through braid is a series of ponytails stacked on top of each other to create the appearance of an intricate plait. This look that has been sweeping Pinterest feeds that is far easier to recreate than you can imagine. And the wonderful thing about the hairstyle is that it is actually not a braid at all.
What’s the Difference Between a Pull-Through and a Regular Braid?
While a pull-through and a regular braid look like similar techniques, the two are vastly different. Your classic braid is made by crossing over alternating strands and picking up more sections of hair as you go. The pull-through braid starts as a regular ponytail and is transformed as you take two strands from each side and tie them together in a series of smaller ponytails. If you have ever found making a French braid on yourself difficult, then this hairstyle braid is a terrific and chic option for you.
Pull-Through Braid How-To: Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Brush through hair and gather in a ponytail. Give your your hair volume by tugging on strands above the elastic band to mimic a bouffant style.
Step 2: Take a small strand from the underside of your ponytail and wrap it around the elastic. Secure strand by wrapping the end inside of a bobby pin and inserting the pin at the base of your ponytail.
Step 3: Take one strand from the right outside of the ponytail and one strand from the left outside and pull them together in the center. Tie them together with an elastic band. Gently tug each strand out of the elastic to give your braid more volume.
Step 4: Repeat step 3 by taking two small strands from your ponytail and tying them off on top of each “braided” section.
Step 5: Continue the braid by securing each section with an elastic band. Make sure to keep tugging gently at strands as sections get smaller for more volume and a consistent look.
Step 6: Secure the final elastic and spritz your completed pull-through braid with a light-hold hairspray. Pull small strands around your face for a messy vibe or curl flyaways to perfect an elegant look.
Video-Tutorial How to Do a Pull-Through Braid
A pull-through braid is a fun alternative to the classic braid. This trendy hairstyle gets easier the more you practice and it is perfect for both casual and dressy outfits. Get creative and try different variations of this flirty style. Here’s a helpful cheat sheet as you get started on mastering the pull-through braid and prepare for the endless compliments.
Feel free to use the tutorial for your blog (copy code below) or share it with your friends in social networks!