I posted this hairstyle on my Instagram the other day and you guys loved it, so I made it into a video. Once you understand and have practiced this hairdo, it literally takes 2 minutes to do. To get the feel of a rope braid, watch this basic video that breaks down the technique.
Just a little side note…..I amaze myself with how willing I am to appear before you in all my sloppy scrubby mom-ness in these videos. I often feel like I should polish up and make the lighting right, and be cute and coy and wear makeup for you and use shine spray. But it ain’t never gonna happen. This blog is not about me looking pretty, it is about you having fun with your hair. So sit your butt down and try this one. Practice it, master it, keep it in your bag of favorite hair tricks. Add a floral wreath to it, or just garnish it with flowers in general. This hairstyle is fit for a regal queen, a hippie wedding, or a twisted angel outcast.
Happy Friday! TGIF. This is a super easy and very pretty DIY hairstyle for medium-longish hair of any texture. I used ornamental combs to secure my braids, but you can also just use bobbys.
If you like the look of milkmaid braids but would rather the pretty part be in the back instead of on the top of your head, than this is the style for you. Here is how to do this lady-like braided hairstyle.
1. Part your hair down the center. Make a loose french braid on one side, all the way to the ends and secure with a clear elastic.
2. Repeat on the other side.
3. Criss-cross the braids.
4. Hold the end of one braid against your head, and overlap a bit of hair from the side over the tails to hide them.
5. Insert comb, teeth first, through the tail of the braid to secure it to the head and then repeat on the other side.
So easy, right? I love any excuse to use combs in my hair:)
I have entirely too many hairstyles to share at the moment. Most of them are braids. If you are getting tired of HTHG braids, stay tuned because I am too and that means I am gearing up to move on to some uncharted hair-ritory (pardon the pun)
But for now, here is another DIY braid for you. This one needs no explaining, just a clear elastic, a comb, and a french braid at an angle. This hairstyle works on hair that is barely shoulder length to mid-back length.
I lazily braided and pinned my hair into this SUPER easy style a couple weeks ago, and finished it off with a flower (was it a daisy? cant remember. Seems to early in the year for daisies.)
I went about my business, and then rejoiced at the end of the day when I glanced in the mirror and the ‘do still looked great, despite the inevitable wilting that happens to hairstyles after a day of chasing children around.
Here is how to do it…
1. Start with a center part and 2 regular braids down the back, secured with clear elastics.
2. Pull the braids apart to fluff them up a bit, starting at the ends and working my way up.
3. The braids should be irregular, loose and pretty messy for this casual style.
4. Take one of the braids and cross it over and pin it just under the other one with criss-cross bobby pins. If your hair is longer, roll the tail up a bit and pin it discreetly so that the overlapping braid will cover it.
5. Take the other braid and cross it over to the base of the first braid. Make sure it covers your criss-cross pins. Now, pin the ends under the base of the braid and hide the tail. Add additional pins as needed!
Now tuck a flower behind your ear and wear it until it gets all wilty.
1. Begin by making 3 vertical sections. One on each side, and one in the back. There should be roughly the same amount of hair in each section.
2. Snake twist each section, and secure the ends with clear elastics.
3. Now wrap the middle twist into a bun. Not too tight, you want to be able to see all the twists. Pin the bun into place, making sure to tuck in and hide the end.
4. Now take one of your side twists and wrap it over the top of the bun and around, pinning it into place. Make sure you pin it anywhere it feels un-secure. Take the other twist, and wrap it underneath the bun and around the other way. Pin it into place, and make sure the tails are tucked in and hidden.