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Kids' hair: How to do a 5-strand braid

A 5-strand braid might sound complicated, but once you get in the rhythm, it's super-easy to do.

By Alyssa Ashton

Kids' hair: How to do a 5-strand braid

BTS Hair 5 Strand Braid

Step 1

Divide hair into five equal strands, holding two in each hand and letting the middle strand hang loose.  

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Kids' hair: How to do a 5-strand braidPhoto: Erik Putz

Step 2

Pull strand 1 over strand 2, then under strand 3, and drop it. (The old strand 1 is now strand 3; the old strand 3 is now strand 2.) 

Kids' hair: How to do a 5-strand braidPhoto: Erik Putz

Step 3

Repeat with the other hand: pull strand 5 over strand 4 and under strand 3, and drop it. (The old strand 5 is now strand 3; the old strand 3 is now strand 4.) 

Kids' hair: How to do a 5-strand braidPhoto: Erik Putz

Step 4

Repeat with both hands until you reach the bottom. Secure with an elastic.

Kids' hair: How to do a 5-strand braidPhoto: Erik Putz

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