French braids with a little twist of doing it upside down will be an edgy braid style for modern women. Be it any occasion or celebration, having a cute, stylish, and trendy hairstyle is a must for women. Here are 7 ideas for upside down French braids that are simple, fashionable, and are quite comfortable styles with a convenient look to pull off.
A Basic Guide to Making An Upside Down Braid
- Start off by turning your head upside down and brush your hair to even out any knots.
- Segregate your hair into 3 partitions at the nape of your neck and begin making a reverse French braid.
- As you progress to the crown of your head, keep adding small sections of your hair to this braid to secure it to your head in a tight, pretty, and comfortable way.
- Most importantly, try these hairstyles on the second or third day after washing your hair. Your hair is more likely to blend easily into any style during this period.
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Popular Upside Down French Braids for Women
Here are 7 easy-to-make pretty hairstyles using upside down French braids.
1. Braid with Messy Bun
To create this style, you need to begin plaiting your hair into an upside down French braid at the bottom in the middle. When you reach the top, turn your braid into a messy bun and pin it down using a clear and transparent hair-tie.
2. Upside down Braid with A Ponytail
For this, start braiding your hair securely to the top, and let it converge into a fancy and cute ponytail. This look will turn out even better if you pull out a few strands of hair from the braid to give it a messy appearance.
3. Upside Down and Top Inverted French Braid
This style may look difficult, but it isn’t really so. For this, bring your reverse French braid from the nape of your neck to the crown of your head and pin it there temporarily.
Next, start braiding your hair from right at the top of your head up to the crown in the same manner. Secure both braids into a loose and flowy ponytail with a hair tie and let the wind get your hair!
4. Upside Down French Braid Bun
This style is similar to the upside down French braid converging into a messy bun, the only difference lies only in the style of securing the bun. For this look, continue plaiting your hair from the nape all up to its length. When done, bring it to the top and twist into a top-knot with your plait resting in circles atop your head.
5. Double French Braided Buns
Here, you will have to braid your hair into two plaits simultaneously instead of one. Style both sections of hair into upside down French braids and secure at the top in two independent buns placed beside each other on either side of your head.
6. Zipper Braid with a Small Bun
This style works the best for girls with short or thin hair. Continue braiding your hair into a plait and twist it into a small bun at the top. Leave out some hair to complete this look. In case you have longer hair, you can let it loose into a high ponytail too.
7. Five Stranded Upside Down Braid
When 3 stranded braids get too mainstream, why not opt for 5 strands. The method of making this reverse or upside down French braid is exactly the same as you are conjoining two 3 stranded braids into one with the middle section of hair being the common one. Use this braid to converge into a ponytail or bun, and you’re good to go!
Make sure you use a hairspray to keep your hair in place. Also, it isn’t necessary to have brightly colored hair to pull off these upside down French braided looks. Your natural hair with its original color will even work the best to up your casual and party looks with these hairstyles.