Chinese Staircase Braid and Rick Rack Braid

For Chinese staircase braid you going to need 15 minutes of your time, hairspray, 1 small hair elastic, rat tail comb, 1 ponytail holder, brush and spray bottle.

Chinese Staircase Braid

Step By Step Instructions

Chinese Staircase Braid and Rick Rack BraidStep 1: Into a high ponytail pull hair back.

Chinese Staircase Braid and Rick Rack BraidStep 2: Wet the ponytail before you begin. If you do not want to wet the hair then you could use some hair gel.

Chinese Staircase Braid and Rick Rack BraidStep 3: Now grab the ponytail and then on the outside right split one small piece of hair.

Chinese Staircase Braid and Rick Rack BraidStep 4: Make a triangle shape down with the small piece and up to the left. Now take it on top of the ponytail and around the back of the ponytail and then pull through the triangle.

Chinese Staircase Braid and Rick Rack BraidStep 5: Next slide the piece up and then grab another small piece and add it to the first piece and then repeat step number 4.

Chinese Staircase Braid and Rick Rack BraidStep 6: Keep on continue the technique all the way down and then secure the hair with an hair elastic.

Rick Rack Braid
For rick rack braid you going to need hairspray, rat tail comb, brush, 2 small bobby pins, 1 small hair elastic, spray bottle and 3 to 5 minutes of free time.

Step By Step Instructions
Step 1: On your preferred side part the hair.

Chinese Staircase Braid and Rick Rack BraidStep 2: Now take a medium sized part of hair, start at the part line just towards the opposite side just about 3 or 4 inches total.

Chinese Staircase Braid and Rick Rack BraidStep 3: Now start a simple 3 strand braid but only one of the strands will be much thinner and than the other 2 will be about 2/3 less.

Chinese Staircase Braid and Rick Rack BraidStep 4: For about 3 to 4 stitches of hair continue braiding.

Chinese Staircase Braid and Rick Rack BraidStep 5: Now, by pulling gently on the outside edges pancake the elbows of the larger strands.

Chinese Staircase Braid and Rick Rack BraidStep 6: Now continue on with a couple of more stitches and then pancake the last rest of the outside larger edges.

Step 7: With an elastic secure ends of the braid.

Step 8: Next, from the back of the head lift a small part of hair and then underneath it right at the base of the skull lay the braid.

Step 9: By using 2 or 3 small bobby pins secure the braid in a pinback and then allow the hair to fall back into place.

Chinese Staircase Braid and Rick Rack Braid 010Step 10: As a final step add some hairspray.

Chinese Staircase Braid

Rick Rack Braid

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