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If you've got thick hair, you've got a beautiful feature that many women envy. Thick tresses hold style well and give you tons of luscious volume. But as gorgeous as thick locks can be, they also require a little bit of extra maintenance. When doing a French braid, it can be hard to keep thick hair from being too frizzy or bulky. But if you use the right techniques, you can have a beautifully sleek French plait.
Pour a quarter-sized dollop of leave-in conditioner into your palm and work it through your hair with your fingers. This'll keep the frizz down and make your hair easier to braid.
Comb all the tangles out of your hair, combing out the bottom sections first, then moving up toward your scalp. A chic braid starts with smooth, tangle-free tresses.
Separate three sections of hair at the top front of your head. Each section should be about 1 inch wide.
Bring the right section of hair over the middle section, then bring the left section over the middle. This braid starts out just like the classic braid.
Bring the right section over the middle again, this time bringing a little bit more hair into the braid from the right side.
Bring the left section over the middle again, bringing a little bit more hair into the braid from the left side.
Repeat Steps 5 and 6 until all the hair is incorporated into the braid. Voila! You now have a versatile hairdo for a night out on the town or a lazy Saturday at home.
To combat frizz, braid your hair when it's wet.
Make sure each of the strands of hair you add the braid are small (about 1 inch wide) or the braid will be too bulky.