lately my hair has been driving me crazy; it hangs in my face, it gets in my food and saves some for later, it gets closed in my car door on windy days, it tickles my face when i try to sleep, and frankly, it's just gotten too long. i'm really lazy about styling my hair, and while i've tried doing a few things with it, i've found the styles don't work with quite so much hair, or that they don't hold for more than about an hour. since i had some extra time on friday morning, i decided i'd try playing a little, and i was so happy with the outcome i thought i'd share in the form of a tutorial.
STEP 1: for me, this works best on damp hair, otherwise i have more fly-aways and the braid is just too loose. on the top of your head, pull up a section of hair on one side and divide it into three sections.
STEP 2: start a french braid with the three pieces of hair you're holding, going toward the lower middle part of the opposite side of your head (or as good a french braid as you're able; i'm no master at it, but this is supposed to be a fun, even somewhat messy hair style!).
STEP 3: continue the braid to the very end of your hair and finish it off with a hair elastic. i used black just in case a little peeked out once my hair was finished, but most likely, this will be hidden.
STEP 4: from the part where your braid comes off of your head, fold it over and pull it to the opposite side of your head.
STEP 5: once you've doubled your braid back over to the side where you originally started your braid, fold it once more to the opposite side (the direction in which you were originally braiding). tuck the end of your braid where your elastic is under the chunk of braid that is folded.
STEP 6: using hairpins that blend with the color of your hair, pin the end of your brain (hahaha, chris just noticed i said brain instead of braid!) under the first section of braid you folded. to ensure it stays put, i used larger pins, and i got a section of the french braid, and the lower braid in the pin. then pin the second section of braid you folded. again, i got both the top braid and the bottom braid in my hair pin so that i knew it would stay in place. in the picture i'm pointing to where my hairpins are, one of which you can see a little bit.
and that's it, you did it! i don't really like to wear my hair the same way every day, but i'm going to have a hard time not doing this all the time 1. because it will keep my hair out of my face, 2. because it looks good, and 3. because it's easy (and by easy i mean no curling, straightening or drying) and it only takes about five minutes to do!
do you have any certain tips or tricks for hair? or a hair tutorial for a fun style? i hope you had a good weekend, friends!