You may not be familiar with the chain link braid, but let us tell you it’s been all over Pinterest and has been ruling international runways too. What we love the most about this complicated looking hairstyle, is that it is simple to make, looks clean and goes perfectly with your athleisure wear.

So, whether you landed up here looking for a gym hairstyle, something that would stay put during aerial workouts or simply because you wanted to learn a new braiding technique, we’re going to help you. Follow the steps below to ace the chain link braid.

Step 1: Chain link braid requires four sections of hair unlike the three you normally do for a classic braid.

Step 2: Start by tying your hair into a high ponytail, separate the ponytail into two sections.

Step 3: Clip one section away and divide the other section into two equal parts. Twist both these sections together to the right.

step by step chain link braid tutorial

Step 4: Continue rope twisting until you reach the end and secure with an elastic tie.

Step 5: Unclip the rest of the ponytail, separate into two equal parts and rope braid them together to the left. Complete this till the end and secure with a hair tie.

Step 6: Now that you have two twisted sections of hair, twist them together going to the right. This will interlock the sections.

And voila! Your chain link braid is done.

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