Hey girls! This is a How-To on a four strand braid. I wanted to clear things up and say, a fishtail braid is NOT a four strand braid, even if you only use the same four strands.
Video that explains this perfectly:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv_S7mlC0us
Step 1.) Brush hair out until it is smooth. Separate hair into four strands, on the side.
Step 2.) We are going to name your strands. From left to right, A, B, C, and D. Take strand A, and cross it over with strand B. If B went over A, cross a over C. If strand A went over strand B, cross it UNDER strand c. Switch strand A with strand D and work in reverse. Like A under B, do D under C, over B, etc.
I really hope that made sense! Please watch the video, she's amazing :)