Are you looking for a hairstyle that can be done quickly and easily, but still exudes a touch of glamor? Then we have just the thing for you: the cord braid!
A simple ponytail is too boring for you, but you just don't have the time in the morning for awkward braided hairstyles? Then try the cord braid! Once you've got the hang of it, the simple braided hairstyle with the wow factor is ready in less than 5 minutes!
Whether laid casually over the shoulders or twisted tightly at the back of the head - the cord braid, also known as "rope braid", can be individually adapted to your personal styling. In addition to its versatility and simplicity, the cord braid has another huge advantage: It is suitable for any hair structure. Whether thin, thick, frizzy, wavy, or curly hair, the cord braid suits everyone.
All you need for simple hairstyling are elastic hair ties, a hairbrush, and some hairspray for the necessary hold!
Before you braid your hair into a cord on the side, you should brush it through properly. This is how you conjure up a supple braid that is even easier to braid without annoying knots.
Now pull a side parting and separate two strands at the parting. You braid the braid along the side where most of the hair lies.
Now you can start to cross the strands. Place the lower strand over the upper one.
In the next step, you take two thin strands from the side hairline anyway from the top hair and add them to your already crossed strands.
Once you have expanded the strands, you can cross them again. Then you pick up strands of the top hair and hairline again and cross them again. You repeat this process until you reach the neck.
Once you have reached the nape of the neck, split the hair in half and twist the thick strands to the right into cords. Be careful not to twist too far so that the cords don't twist.
The strands twisted to the right are braided in the opposite direction in the next step. Simply put the right strand over the left strand - this is how the iconic cord braid is created.
If the cord loosens again, you have twisted the strands in the wrong direction.
Finally, tie the pigtail with an elastic hair tie in the color of your hair or use colorful hair accessories for an additional eye-catcher. For a little more volume, you can loosen up the cord braid by carefully pulling it apart - the perfect hairstyle for every occasion is ready!
If you have already got the hang of the cord on the side, the cord on the back of your head will be child's play for you. For the super strict and sleek cord braid with a glamor factor, it's best to apply some hair gel to the hairline. Then just follow the step-by-step instructions below: