Stylish, chic, cool – rope braids are perfect for a glamorous evening as well as when you’re stepping out for a run. Usually termed as an old-school hairstyle, rope braids are back with a bang! This neat, strong yet feminine hairstyle has found many takers. Right from the Kardhasians to the Begum of Bollywood, celebrities have found a new go-to hairstyle and we are sold too.

Although the hairstyle might appear a little too twisted, it’s not all that difficult. In fact, we’re going to help you perfect it in few easy steps. Want to learn how? Read on.

You will need:

  • Hair brush
  • Hair gel or mousse
  • Hair ties
  • Bobby pins

get the perfect rope braid in 5 minutes

Step 1: Smooth out all your hair, removing tangles and snags completely.

Step 2: Apply a hair gel or mousse to get a sleek look and prevent flyaways.

Step 3: Gather all your hair into a high tight ponytail and secure with a hair tie.

Step 4: Wrap a small section of hair around the hair tie to hide it. Secure with bobby pins.

Step 5: Split your pony into halves and hold each section in one hand.

Step 6: Now tightly twist each section using a clockwise twirling motion.

Step 7: Then twist the two sections around each other, moving in the opposite direction.

Step 8: Secure with an elastic tie at the end.