Technique - 8 Strand Flat Braid: 1.) Split your strands into two groups - 4 on the left, 4 on the right. 2.) Start with the farthest left strand - take it over, under, over. Let it join the group on the right (which will now have 5 strands.) 3.) Now take the farthest right strand under, over, under, over, and let it join the group on the left. Both groups will be even again. 4.)Repeat those two steps until desired length is reached!