A cage plait is not a braid worn by Borat’s caged wife Oksana, quite the contrary. It is one of the coolest yet simplest ways to braid your hair, and today we have the perfect tutorial to teach you how.
Braiding hair has been part of human culture since time immemorial, with the oldest known depiction of a plait going back around 30,000 years to the famous Woman of Willendorf figurine. It is also one haircut that is sure never to go out of style as it never has in thousands of years.
What is great about plaits, and perhaps one of the reasons why they are always around, is that they are such a great way of having your hair away from your face which leaves you free to concentrate on any work, while still looking stylish and elegant. It might have something to do with the fact that braids cover the whole spectrum of acceptability: from wild parties to boarding schools.
Another reason behind their lasting popularity might be their diversity. There are French braids, Dutch braids, fishtail braids, pigtail braids, braids wrapped into crowns, little braids, big braids, and many more, as well as hybrid versions in which all of these are combined.
The cage braid is one such combination, something in-between a French plait and a fishtail. It has quite a following on Instagram and Pinterest, but what you will find in the video below, is that it can work just as well with a thinner head of hair!