Easy French Braid Hair Hack

Looking for an easy French braid hair hack? I’ve got one for you. I’m not great at French or Dutch braids, so I’ve ALWAYS had to rely on hair hacks.

Easy French Braid Hair Hack

french braid hair hack

When I was in 6th grade one of my best friends used to do french braids in my hair during recess every single day. I used to love how it looked and wished upon wished that my mom knew how to do French braids, too.

Well… even though I create hairstyles on Victoria every single day, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. I’ve never been able to French braid or Dutch braid on Victoria’s hair. I can do a messy style, but not one that’s pretty and smooth.

I’ve relied on hair hacks to create the closest I can when it comes to creating French or dutch braids in her hair. I just LOVE how the braids look and think they’re so cute! If you’re someone like me who can’t really create the best French or Dutch braids, hopefully, this hair hack will work well for you!

Hair Tutorial for French Braid Hair Hack

Here’s a quick and easy hair tutorial for French braids.


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  1. Start with parting the hair down the middle in the back.
  2. Grab a section on top and hair tie it.
  3. Then topsy tail that section.
  4. Three-strand braid down that section.
  5. Clip on top.
  6. Take the rest of the hair on that side and hair tie it.
  7. Topsy tail that lower section.
  8. Pull the top braid through the topsy tail hole.
  9. Repeat on the other side.
  10. Add ribbons or bows on the bottom.

french braid hair hack

This is such a pretty hairstyle. Again – if you’re not great at French braiding, this is a hairstyle that you will love to do.

Hair Products Used for this Hairstyle

Here are the hair products that I used for this particular hairstyle.

Hair Elastics

These are the Teenitor hair elastics I’ve been using lately. I was recommended to use them and couldn’t wait to give them a try. Victoria’s hair is on the thicker side, so I need to make sure I have hair elastics that will hold the hair and be extra durable. I also want to make sure the hair elastics won’t damage or crease the hair.

best hair elastics

  • Strong and stretchy: The elastics are not so thin that they break when you try to stretch, but they are not so thick that you can’t stretch them properly. They have stayed in very fine, soft hair through days of gardening. Also, they slide off the braids when grabbed and pull off clean. No rolling and catching the hair to make knots.
  • Great deal: This is a great deal on 2000 pieces clear rubber elastic hair bands, enough for braiding different hairstyles. You can keep a couple dozen in your purse, another couple dozen in your gym bag, some in your car…you get the idea. Any time you realize you need a hair tie, you’ll have a stash.

The best part is that you get 2000 for under $7!

Buy them here.

Hair Styling Cream

It’s the one question I get asked the most lately, and I love it. It’s important to make sure you prep the hair before you create a hairstyle. I love to use hair styling cream because I know it will help to keep the hair smooth and shiny.

I prefer using Dae Hair Styling Cream.

dae Hair Cactus Fruit 3-In-1 Styling Cream

SIGNATURE BLEND – Our Cactus Fruit 3-in-1 Styling Cream is a clean, multitasking formula that smooths styled hair, preps shiny blowouts, and defines natural curls.
BENEFITS – Infused with desert-derived extracts, it adds polish and shine, while hydrating botanicals moisturize hair and tame frizz.
CONCERNS – Frizz, Shine, Curl Definition
KEY INGREDIENTS – Dragon Fruit: Rich in antioxidants & enzymes that lock in moisture & nourish hair from the outside in. Prickly Pear Seed Oil: Conditions strands to be silky, soft, & healthy. Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Restores dull & brittle strands to their natural glossy luster.

Buy it here.

Topsy Tail Tool

This is one of those hair products you absolutely need. It’s the perfect hair tool to create fun and easy hairstyles!

topsy tail tool

  • Best Hair Styling Tools: It’s the original hair tail tools. The set came with a small and large size, 2 Colors (Purple and Blue), total 2 Pairs for all hair types
  • Flexible but Strong: The stem is hard and the loop end is bendable It will only bend enough to pull your ponytail through and then instantly pops back to its original shape.
  • Makes Styling Hair so Easy!: Takes a minute to get the hang of actually braiding it and works fine to give a loose braid or ponytail styling. Brings you a new hair style in seconds!
  • So Many Hair Styles Can Be Accomplished: You can create basic style, partial style, double layer style, twisted side style, basic ponytail wrap style, side style and so on. Simple and elegant hair style, not only embellishes the shape of head and face, but also achieves graceful and sweet temperament

Buy it here.

Let me know if you try this one! And when you’re short on time in the mornings, create this one!

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About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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