First: Separate your hair into two pigtails and tie them.
Second: Start making your fishtail braid on one side. To make a fishtail braid, divide your hair into two sections. Take a small piece of hair from the outside of your left section and cross it over to the right. Repeat on the other side, taking a small section of hair on your right side and crossing it over to your left.
Third: Continue making a fishtail braid down to the ends of your hair. Keep the braid as tight as possible. Tie off with an elastic.
Step four: Repeat on the other side of your head, making a simple fishtail braid and tying off with an elastic when you get to the ends of your hair.
Step five: Remove the top elastic you started with on both sides; you can just pull it off over your fishtails braids or cut it off—just be careful with your hair!
Step six: Pancake your braids, making them messy and big. Don’t worry if some pieces fall out of the braid, you can pin them or smooth them back in place at the last step.
Step seven: Take a few bobby pins and pin your braids on top of your head in classic milkmaid braid style. I like to start by pinning one side and then placing the other braid on top and tucking the ends underneath. You can also “clean up” the braids a bit by tucking pieces underneath and pinning them in.
Cheers, Rebecca. aclotheshorse.co.uk