Braiding by yourself can be difficult, especially when you’re an amateur. Here’s a simple hack/trick you can do to help your braid woes.

Step 1 – Take a center partition of your hair.

Step 2 – Bring your hair to the front.

Step 3 – Braid under your chin. A Dutch braid under your chin will result in a French braid, and vice versa.

Step 4 – Once you’re done braiding all the way, secure it with an elastic band. Use a little bit of leftover hair at the bottom to cover the elastic band; if you want to.

Step 5 – Slowly and carefully, hold the braid on either side, and flip it over your head.