Sunday, February 1, 2015

Dutch Lace

Hi everybody,

Today I made an off-center part, then braided one side of my hair with a Dutch lace braid that wrapped around from the top of my head to the back of my neck.  With the other side, I made a Dutch braid, gathering hair from the inside as well as the outside closest to my face.  Then I wrapped both braids up into a side bun.  This hairstyle has rather a crown-look to it, I thought.
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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Easy Heart Braid

Hi everybody,

Thank you so much for all the views here on my blog and on my Youtube videos!  Yesterday I made a simple English braid in place of a mohawk braid, and added a French braid on either side.  When I put my hair in a low ponytail so I could make my bun, I tugged on the sides of the English braid just like I did when I made my butterfly braid w/ dragon-fly French braids.  The result in this 3-strand braid reminded me of a row of hearts, so...an easy heart braid!  I like the way the center English braid hides the part between my two French braids~ an interesting change.



















Thursday, January 29, 2015

5-strand Dutch braid

Hi friends,

Today I tried making a 5-strand Dutch braid for the first time, and was very excited with the results.  I've done a French braid version before, but today instead of starting out by crossing the strands "over-under-over" like a French version, I used the Dutch version of "under-over-under."  I think if I do a video of this look, it will have to be in front of my mirror so I can keep everything straight while I'm braiding!
     One thing I noticed about this braid was that it disguised several inches of my hair length.  When my hair is down it reaches my ankles, but you can tell from the pictures that in this braid it looks shorter, if I can say that :-)
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(and a beautiful Micronesian sunset)








Wednesday, January 28, 2015

When you don't feel like braiding...my look for today

Hi everybody,

I washed my hair this morning, so it was still a little wet when I fixed it.  Since I didn't really feel like braiding it, I made little twists and bobby pinned them at the back of my head.  Then I put my hair in a ponytail and made a big bun with my hairclip holding my hair in the middle.  Unlike what usually happens, the bobby pins were hurting by tonight so I went ahead and took my hair down!  But beauty is pain, haha :-)
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