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4 strand braid – spectacular braids for any day

The four strand braid is a hairstyle that has been around for centuries and continues to be popular today. It is simple, yet chic and versatile enough for any occasion. This article will provide you with all of the information you need on how to create this style in your own hair!

How to weave a 4-strand braid?

How to weave a 4-strand braid?
Photo from @mrsostrovia

The process of braiding a four-strand braid is actually quite simple. Here are the steps:

  • Divide your hair into four sections, one for each strand. Take the leftmost strand and cross it over the middle strand. Now take the rightmost section and cross it over the center strand you just formed. Repeat this process, alternating the strands.
  • You can braid many different braids in many different places on your head this way. They can be added with various other types of braids and embellished with accessories.

Fashionable ideas for braiding a 4-strand braid

Side braid with volume rings

Side braid with volume rings
Photo from @soraya_bloemendal

Weaving begins from the parietal area to the temple, and then to the back of the head. Use the strand pick-up method to get a half side braid. Then gently pull out rings on each side of the braid to make them voluminous. Leave some of your hair loose to make your hairstyle look its best. Spray it with hairspray.

Grecian half-circle braid

Grecian half-circle braid
Photo from @miomio77.la_cache

This style is perfect for a formal event or an evening out. The weave starts from one temple to the other. Start braiding with a four-strand under braid and then give it some volume. Such a braid can be decorated with any hair accessory. The main part of the hair remains loose.

Classic 4-strand braid

Classic 4-strand braid
Photo from @hairstuffbycarol

This kind of braid is perfect for everyday wear. It is simple and elegant and can be worn with any outfit. The braid starts from the middle of the head and is completely braided to the ends of the hair. This method is good for those women who have long and thick hair.

Side braid with elastic bands

Side braid with elastic bands
Photo from @supvalerie

You can wear this kind of braid to work or to an evening out with friends. It looks great paired with deep side pieces, but it doesn’t have to look its best in the braid. Make sure you have hair elastic bands on hand before you start braiding! Braid a regular 4 strand braid, just to the side and insert a brightly colored rubber band in the middle of the links.

4-strand braid through head

4-strand braid through head
Photo from @braidmyheart

The braid starts from the parietal area and runs through the head, creating a thick four-strand braid that can be embellished with any embellishment of your choice! You can leave some of your hair loose or you can style it all in a braid like this.

4-strand bobbin braid

4-strand bobbin braid
Photo from @hairdo_hal

First you have to braid the usual four-strand braid, and then arrange it on your head as a wisp. Fix the bun with bright and shiny hairpins and your hairstyle will be gorgeous.

4-strand ponytail braid

4-strand ponytail braid
Photo from @yukalinana

Volumetric four-strand braid begins its braiding from the parietal zone to the back of the head. You complete the braid and then leave the hair loose. These hairs later braided into a regular ponytail. Secure it with a bright bow or an elastic band.