Pancaking a braid is an easy and effective way of making your braid appear fuller, and has the added benefit of adding interest to your finished hairstyle.
All you need to do is create your braid as you would normally, then gently pull apart each section of the braid, starting from the bottom up.
Once you’ve learnt how to pancake your braid, your new skill can be used to create countless pretty hairstyles from braided buns and updos to sophisticated half-up, half-down styles.
Watch Mermaid Gossip’s video above as Lucy from Oh Hello Face creates a quick and easy pancake braid.
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