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How To Make Classy French Braid With Extensions

How To Make Classy French Braid With Extensions

Last updated date Mon Oct 09 2023 By William Brown

Fashion Blog

French Braids with extensions are the epitome of elegance and beauty. Most of us are familiar with this classic hairstyle that flatters everyone— from school-going teenage girls to the office lady. This hairstyle is effortless to make with straight hairs as there is quite a trivial chance of getting your hair tangled.

A Fun Fact About French Braid

The gorgeous hairstyle originated in 1871, and it was used in a short story named “Our new congressman”, where it was described as a modern hairstyle. There are different types of French braids.  

Types of French Braids

These beautiful braids can be done in two types:.

1 - Dutch fishtail braid

A Dutch braid is pretty simple where you have to put all the three sections of hair under each of them rather than putting them over each other. It gives a neat look.

2 - Fishtail braid 

It’s similar to the French braid. It originated in the 19th century, and back then, it was called Grecian braid. To make a fishtail braid, you have to divide two sections of hair rather than three. You need to take a small amount of hair from each section as you keep making the braid.

How to Make a French Braids With Extensions

Before we learn how to French braids with extensions, let’s get an idea about French braid tutorial:

1 - Separate your hair into three sections.

2 - Take the first or the left section and put it over the middle section, and then under the right section, take the right section and put it over the middle section and then under the left section.

3 - Repeat the task, add more hair as you take it, and cross it with other hairs.

4 - Once all of the hair is taken under the braid, and you have reached the nape of your neck, simply make a normal braid by repeating the steps.

>>> Read more: A Complete Guide for Beginners to French Braid Your Own Hair  <<<

How To French Braids With Extensions

1 - First, you have to section off your hair down the back of your head and then one side away with the hair using a three-clip extension. A two-clip extension or a one-clip extension will also do the job for you. 

2 - Take a comb and section the curved section of hair, and put the hair away with some hair clips. Then, you are going to use a three-clip extension until the extensions are under the braid, and the braid is going to hide everything.

3 - Section the thin line of your right part under the three clip extensions you just clipped in and then clipped into the clip extension.

4 - Now, you will let all your hair down and then take one clip extension and place that in the front of your hair.

5 - After you have placed all the extensions, you are ready to French braid this side. You have to use the hair extensions and when you reach the end of the braid then take a clear elastic and secure braid, or an elastic that matches for hair color. Spread the braid with hair spray, tuck your hair ends to minimize hair sticking out of the braid.

6 - Just give it a good sprinkle of hairspray on the front and the back of the braid, so now you have to do the same thing on the other side, so you have two braids. Start sectioning off the hair in a curved line and clipping the free clip extension, then section off a small amount of hair under the three clip extensions that you just clipped and then clip in a two clip extension.

7 - You have to let your hair down and then clip in the one clip extension at the top of your hair. Now you just have to French braid your hair, so you have two beautiful braids. So this is how to French braid hair with extensions. You may refer to this video for further information.

Advantages Of French Braids With Extensions

There are numerous advantages of the French braids with extensions:

1 - While making this braid, we take a lot of hair from all over the head. It makes the process less hurtful and cozier. So French braids are very comfortable. 

2 - It can also restrict the hair that is too small to reach the backside of the neck.

3 - French Braids look gorgeous.

Disadvantages Of French Braids With Extensions

There is some negative to everything, and so is the case with French braids with extensions. It has some disadvantages. It is more difficult to make a French braid than a normal braid because it is pretty complex to take hair while making the braid. 

These braids can carry a huge possibility of having hair get tangled while making a French braid. To avoid this, You have to keep brushing the hair and make sure that it is detangled before doing that.

Tips For Caring For Your Hair French Braids with Extensions

1 - Wash your hair daily. This will keep your hair clean, hygienic and avoid problems like dandruff.
2 - Avoid using a hairdryer. It makes your hair excessively dry. If you need to use some heat treatment, then make sure to use heat protectant hair spray. 3 - Trim your hair occasionally to avoid spilt ends. 
4 - Sleep on a silk pillowcase. Silk pillowcase reduces friction that can lead to breakage of hair.
5 - Use a hair serum to moisturize your hair.
6 - Make sure you are using the right type of hairbrush. The use of a wide-toothed hair brush can avoid the breakage of hair.
7 - Use A Good Shampoo - Certain shampoos contain harmful elements which can damage hair. Avoid using shampoos that contain sulfates and alcohol, as these can dry your hair and make it extremely rough. Research properly about the brand and check out the ingredients before using it.
8 - Eat Healthy - Foods such as eggs, berries, nuts, Spinach, and fishes promote hair growth.


We hope you have understood how to French braid hair with extensions. Making French Braids is very easy and can be made by anyone through this tutorial. There are many videos available on YouTube which give live demonstrations regarding making French Braids with extensions.


William Brown

William Brown


William is a professional hair stylist with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about creating personalized, trendy looks for his clients and specializes in hair treatments and updos. He is now a certified hair adviser for Mic Hair Company. His articles are always filled with advice, pro tips, and latest hair research results.


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