What is the ruling on having one braid? I was told
that having one braid is not permissible.
All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions.
Gathering the hair and letting it hang down the back is permissible for a woman whether she braids it into one braid or more, or she lets it hang down without braiding it. There is nothing reported that prohibits doing so. (Part No. 5; Page No. 187) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.