August 12, 2008

4 French Braids

If you haven't learned how to french braid - you must!! You can do SO much with french braiding. I was a little unsure if I would be able to do the upside down french braids today, because I've had her lay down & braid before & she did not like that. So I tried it a different way & I think it turned out darling!!

We are going to part the hair into quarters. It's easiest if you start by parting the hair straight down the middle. Clip the one half off to the side. Now divide the other half right down the middle horizontally & clip the bottom part so now you are just working with the top.
French braid the top part & put your elastic in. Then I went to the left top & french braided that also (dividing the hair in half just like the other half)
Now french braid the underneath part.
Almost done with braiding - the last little section. The way that I did the upside down french braids were instead of having her flip her hair over & lay over the bed (easiest but most uncooperative:) I parted where I started the braid & flipped the rest of the hair up, just like the picture. I got over on top of her & went to town. Some of the top pieces will fall down but as long as you have your grip on your 3 braiding pieces, you should be fine. It was a lot easier than what I thought!!
Now, you have your four braids. I put them into pigtails next. But I criss-crossed the top, to pull the sides tighter (you know how you get that loose look sometimes - I didn't want that). But I DID NOT criss-cross the bottoms. I criss-crossed the top & just pulled the bottom braids right up. Do the pigtails as close as possible, almost looking like one pony tail.
I did the messy bun, because her hair is so long. If it wasn't, I probably wouldn't do messy buns so often.
Spray the hair to hold & you are finished!!

6 comments:

BB said...

great job, and very good lovely :)

Rachel said...

This is such a cute style! How do you do the "messy buns"?

jess said...

Go to the list on the right & click on messy buns. Scroll down to the "tuck under knots" & it shows on there how to do messy bun:)

Kim said...

That is really cute!!

TheHottonSix said...

That is ADORABLE! Thanks for the idea!

lovingmysoldier said...

Love this one!! I hope Kyla has enough hair for me to do it tomorrow....