Make two dutch braids with hair. Fatten out the two braids by pulling apart the outer edges. Line up the two braids so they begin to look like one big fat braid. It's important to make sure the middle section of the mermaid tail lines up--don't worry if the ends of your braids (the hair that is sticking out underneath the elastic) are uneven. Pin the center of the two braided sections together. Start with the pin facing horizontally, then as you push it into the hair, you direct it vertically
Start this like a regular braid, but drop the top piece through to the bottom and leave it there. Gently twist the 2 pieces you’re left with upward. Add a new 3rd piece in between + drop it through. Twist again and repeat. Keep going until you get to the back. Tie it with a clear elastic, tuck the end under, and secure with a bobbypin.
1. Start with wavy hair. If your hair is naturally straight, curl some sections to give it texture. 2. Separate the hair on the left & right sides of your head. Using your part as a guide, continue the part down the middle of the back of your head. To maintain the effortless, imperfect look, use your fingers instead of a comb. Tie one section with a ha...