How to Make a Pull-Through Braid in Easy 6 Steps

Pull Through Braid

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.

Side Swept Pull Through Braid

Pull-through braid.

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.

Pull Through Braid: Step 1

Make a ponytail with a bouffant.

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.

Pull Through Braid: Step 2

Wrap a small strand around the elastic.

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.

Pull Through Braid: Step 3

Tie two strands together with a small elastic band.

Step 4: Repeat step 3 by taking two small strands from your ponytail and tying them off on top of each “braided” section.

Pull Through Braid: Step 4

Repeat step 3.

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.

Pull Through Braid: Step 5

Continue braiding and pulling on strands for volume.

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.

Pull Through Braid: Step 6

Spritz your braid with a hairspray.

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.

Pull Through Braid How To

Pull through braid for fine hair

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