This quick video will show you how to do a basic braid on your American Girl doll. Follow these easy steps to do a basic braid for your American Girl doll: Put the hair into a ponytail and split into three sections. Take the outside section and put it over the middle section, then take the other outside section and put it over the middle section. Repeat this till you get close to the bottom of the hair. Put in a rubber a rubber band and you are all done!