I've been wanting to try a French 5-Strand braid for a while now and finally had the time to sit and try it the other day. It's actually a really fun braid - once you figure out your fingers. :)
Start by parting out a small section of hair in the front of the head and creating a small Pull-Through.
This step is just to add a bit of flair but is not necessary for the hairstyle.
Now part the remaining hair straight down the middle.
Begin with the side that has the Pull-Through entering in and tie off the other side with an elastic. Section out some hair from the ear up to the part and include the Pull-Through in that.
Now divide the section into 5 strands and begin your braid. Click here if you are unsure how to a 5-Strand Braid. To make it "French" simply add in some hair to the outside strand each time you plate the braid.
Once you have added all the hair in, just continue your 5-Strand Braid down to the bottom of the hair and secure with an elastic.
Pull the other half of your hair down and section some out from the ear up to the part to begin your braid.
Once both of your braids are completed you can add some hair clips to finish off the bottoms. We are snow-deprived here so my princess was really excited about her new snowflake clips.