Take small strands of hair
Take small strands of hair about the size of two to three inches. You can take big strands of hair if you like - totally up to your own liking - but you need to understand that the smaller strands you take the better snake braids you will get.
Separate the strand
Once you have made a strand of a fairly small size, separate them into three equal sections. Be sure to keep the sections as equal as possible.
Not too loose, not too tight
Once you start making braids, make sure that you keep with the same flow throughout the whole strand of the hair, otherwise some areas will look distorted and out of shape. Do not keep the braid too tight or too loose otherwise you will have to unwind and start all over again. To keep your snake braids flexible and good looking, you will have to keep them just perfect so that they do not lose shape.
Grab the inside strand
Take the simple braid that you have just made and straighten it out in front of you. Once you have done that, take the inside stand and place it as such on the braid that it is horizontal to it.
Push the strands on the braid
Push the strands up on the braid so that they adjust themselves and fix with the main strand. Place your thumb and index finger on the braid, so that you have command on what you are doing, otherwise the braid will keep on moving in a haphazard manner and you will not be able to fix the strand of hair on the back of your braid.
Slowly inch down
Inch down on the braid to give it a haphazard snake like look. The strand of hair you use is definitely going to fall short of what you originally estimated.