We are currently trying to do hair styles that hold those growing out bangs out of her eyes. So this may be a refresher course to the fish bone braid, but it is a good idea for keeping bangs out of eyes.
Starting on one side of the head you are going to section the hair and part out a rounded shape and divide the hair in half.
Cross one side over the other--- THAT IS THE ONLY TIME YOU EVER HAVE TO CROSS OVER THESE MAIN SECTIONS. Now divide out small sections from each side and cross them over to the other side section. See that little section I have pinched between my thumb and forefinger? That is the first one we are adding.
Cross over to the other side. The TIP that is going to make your fish-bone braid look good is by taking VERY SMALL sections and adding them to the far side. The smaller the piece you are adding the better your braid looks. Take you time and smooth out the hairs as you go.
Now take from the other side and add it to the opposite side. You repeat that process over and over.
Once you run out of hair to lift and add you can take the hair from the other side of the pony tail and add it to the other side crossing over the top. Use small sections for this part as well.
We've taken the rest of the hair and pulled it into two ponytails that we made into one big messy bun off to the side.