How To Tie Mexican Braids with Ribbon

Mexican Braids With Ribbon

The Mexican Braids with Ribbon isn’t so much a knot as it is a stitch. This how-to video demonstrates an easy way to join two separate strands, as long as you have a needle. Watch this video knot-tying tutorial and learn how to make a Mexican braid.

This is a tutorial on how to tie a Mexican braids with ribbon hairstyle. Tying the ribbon is so second nature to me, that I am not very skilled when it comes to explaining how to do the procedure.

That, I think, is very apparent in this video. I am kind of fumbling through this experiment and am not really quite sure I accomplished what I set out to do.

I hope the one thing this video aids the viewers in is trusting yourself to trouble shoot the problem. Get creative with finding a solution, so that you can discover that technique that you are most comfortable doing.

As with many things, there is no one way or wrong way to do this. Discover your way. That is what the art of hair care is all about, finding what works for you. So maybe this is a video “how to” on trusting yourself to find how to do what works for you. Good luck!

Tutorial: How To Do Mexican Braids with Ribbon Hairstyle

Prep your hair.

Start off by washing hair with a shampoo and a conditioner (we love how Aveda Clove Shampoo and Aveda Clove Conditioner revive dull hair and give it a glossy shine.) Next, prep your hair with Bed Head by TIGI Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray to add volume and thickness to your style.

Create a ponytail.

Pull your hair into a side ponytail and secure it with a hair tie.

Tie the ribbon around the base.

To start your braids with ribbon, secure the ribbon around the base of the ponytail by looping it in a small knot around the hair tie. 

Begin braiding.

Begin your three-strand braid and include the ribbon in one of the three strands. Be sure to keep the ribbon at the front of the style to ensure it remains visible.

Continue your braid.

Continue braiding until you reach the end of your hair.

Secure the end.

Grab a clear hair tie and secure the end of the braid by wrapping the hair tie around the tail a few times. 

Knot the ribbon.

Knot the ribbon around the clear elastic to create smooth finish to the style. Your braids with ribbon is almost complete!

Secure the style.

Finish this look off with a mist of Suave Professionals Natural Smooth Micro Mist Hairspray to secure the style.


That’s it! You can use your fingers to spread the braids with ribbon apart and create a pancake effect for strands that appear thicker than they are.

How To Tie a Zigzag Mexican Braids with ribbon

How to tie a Zigzag braid knot design. At first, make the tag or braid into two by folding it. Take one end and make a small knot at the folded junction. Then take the second and pass it through the first made loop.

Then take the other end and pass it through the loop made by second end. Continue the hitches to end the braid. Finish the knot by tightening the braid.

Then rearrange the position of the hitches. This is done with care. The braid is made beautiful and prettier by making a lengthy chain.

How To Tie a Three Strand Mexican Braids With Ribbon

If you are interested in tying something cool just for fun, check out this next tutorial. In the video, you’ll be finding out how to tie a four strand round braid easily. There are many tutorials on how to tie a four strand braid, but they can be very confusing and that’s no fun.

This tutorial shows you how to do one easily and can be done in a matter of time. So check it out, get your equipment ready, and good luck!

We use a ribbon from the Moonstitch ribbon line. Use this adorable ribbon to make cute braids and this particular one is Moonstitch polka in shocking pink. Let me tell you, it is just beautiful.

Split your hair in two and use a hair tie to secure the ribbon in a little piece of hair. It doesn’t need to be pretty because you won’t see this part.

Take the ribbon and put it to the side. Then split the hair into 3 sections {or two if you are fishtailing} and start braiding.

Do a couple of stitches and then put the ribbon back from the side. It goes under the hair and you braid a few more stitches.

That’s all there is to it. Do a few stitches with the ribbon on top and few stitches with the ribbon under. Keep going until you reach the end of the hair.

I put a hair tie in to secure everything and then tied a bow with the ribbon. If you decide not to tie the bow, you won’t need as much ribbon to start with.

And there you have it, cute ribbon braids. I love how the ribbon mixes with the hair and gives a little pop of color.

Latina Braids – 10 Best Mexican Braid Hairstyles That Look Totally Stunning

If you’re a Latina woman wanting to accentuate your beauty, braided ribbon hairstyles are the way to go. No matter your face shape, braids can be altered to flatter your’e unique angles.

From crown braids and braided buns to two traditional low braids or an edgy side braid look, all of the below Latina braid hairstyles are relatively quick to pull together and will complement your every feature, whether it’s skin, face shape or hair texture.

These seven Mexican braids are elegant, chic, and easy – the dream combination you want in a hairstyle!

1. Latina Box Braids Hairstyle

Latina Box Braids


Sectioning out multiple areas of your hair to form long thick braids is a beautiful option for women with thin or thick hair. If you have thin hair, locks will look thicker and for thick hair, it’ll help contain your locks in a stylish look.

2. Mexican Crown Braids Hairstyle

Crown Braid


Crown braids with face-framing tendrils are a popular hairstyle option for the romantic, soft vibes they present. Wear one for that wedding you’re attending or for date night!

3. Side Mexican Braids With Ribbon Hairstyle

Side Mexican Braids With Ribbon Hairstyle


Four medium braids with hot pink highlights make up this side braided hairstyle. Start the first braid at temple level on one side and leave the other side’s hair loose for an edgy look. Mexican redheads will look stunning with this hairdo.

4. Mexican Braids with Beads Hairstyle

Mexican Braids with Beads Hairstyle


Load up the ends of your micro-braided hairstyle with colorful beads for easy addition of flair. Leave hair down to show off the length or pull back the top half for a cute updo.

5. Mexican Braids with Ribbon Hairstyle

Mexican Braids with Ribbon Hairstyle


Two low braids are a traditional yet classic favorite. Colorful ribbons tie up ends and match whatever color highlights you brighten up your locks with. You can also try this hairstyle with curly hair.

6. Mexican Braids Up-do With Ribbon Hairstyle

Mexican Up-do Hairstyle


Tired of wearing your long hair down? Wind it up in a thick, loose Mexican crown braid topped with faux flowers. This hairstyle is perfect for formal occasions or those relaxed weekends by the beach.

7. Mexican Braids With Low Bun Hairstyle

Mexican Braids With Low Bun Hairstyle


A loose low bun with a braid on either side to decorate it is perfect for all face shapes. Leave hair close to the face loose for a soft feel. Your favorite barrette or flower hair clips can easily bring this daytime look into nighttime.

These Latina braids will never go out of style so you can feel confident you’ll always be in fashion. Try a new one each week to find your favorite; you’ll never be at a loss for a new braided look ever again!


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