Fraying the texture of a fishtail braid is intricate, visually interesting, and adds the trend for disheveled, lived-in elegance to your look. The trick is to master the basic fishtail first, and then experiment with exciting variations. To get started, keep reading...
Step: Pulse refinish dry shampoo into hair to create gritty texture, which makes braiding easier. Part hair down the center. At your forehead, on the right side of your part, twist a one-inch section of hair away from your face.
Step: Using a comb, just below the twist you just made, separate a 1/2-inch section of hair and twist that piece away from your face, combining it with the first twist.
Step: Continue adding 1/2-inch pieces along your hairline, down to your neck. Use a clip or a bobby pin to hold the hair in place at the nape. 
Step: Repeat on the left side. 
Step: When you reach the nape, unclip the right side and hold the left and right sides, one in each hand. 
Step: Pull a 1/2-inch section of hair from the right section and add it to the left section. Repeat with a piece from the left section, adding it to the right section.
Step: Continue adding criss-crossed 1/2-inch pieces down to the ends on both sides until no hair is undone. Secure with an elastic. Mist with primp working spray for hold, shine, and grip. 
Step: Once you master this technique, try twining chunkier and finer sections to see what effect you like; try twining soft and loose so it appears more disheveled; try twining tight and compact for a more streamlined look; try pulling and fraying the edges to create the undone, lived-in look; and try placing the twine in different places––on the occipital bone, to the side, swinging them over the shoulder. Have fun with it. 
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