The waterfall Zopf is one of the most beautiful hairstyles ever. Most of your hair is loose and you can show off your shiny and long curly hair (if you have Rapunzel-like hair!) Or go punk-way (if you like your braid chaotically) with equal élan. This princess braid radiates a romantic aura and makes you look extremely feminine. After stumbling over this waterfall braid on Pinterest a few days ago, I decided to recreate this simple but trendy hairstyle. I’m sure you can all easily try it at home.
So let’s learn how to make a waterfall pigtail!
Start by preparing your hair. Apply a good serum and comb it to unravel it. The serum not only helps unravel your hair, it also gives it shine. I would recommend that you use a paddle brush to confuse your hair.
Make a side partition. Take part of the hair from the side that has more hair and divide this waist into three sections.
Now cross the back area over the middle one. Then cross the front area over the middle one. Start making a French braid by crossing the back part over the middle braid and then adding a new part of the hair to join the existing braid.
Now cross the front part of the middle and add another strand of hair, as we did in the second step.
This time, instead of crossing the back strand across the middle drop it and add a new section of hair just behind the cut and cross it over the middle. Start making the braid in this pattern until the braid reaches the back of your other ear.
Stick it to fix it. Drop a few strands of hair over the tip of the pencil to hide it.
Finish your hairstyle with a hairspray and you’re done!
You can tweak this hairstyle and give it your own twist. For example, you can continue to braid around the head to get a wonderful headband.
For a feminine look, you can add curls to your locks. For a messy look, just pull the braid a little to loosen it up. To get curly curls, wrap a small section of hair around a medium curling tongs. Now comb your hair to create perfect waves. Just add a fancy decorated headdress, and you can wear it as a bridesmaid or boho chick or at a garden wedding.
Here are some tips and tricks to help you style your French ponytail and you look like the amazing diva you are!
- You can fill your waterfall braid with pearls or shiny beads to give it a more girlish look.
- Instead of applying a serum, you can apply some hair mousse to the middle length of your hair (and not to the roots). This product gives your hair extra volume and a shiny just-washed look. It’s usually easier on the hair, unlike gels that weigh your hair and give it a crisp look.
If you have thin or fine hair, then mousse is a must for you. It gives your hair an instant volume boost and makes it appear thicker.