Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Chain Braids Updo

I learned how to do this technique from the internet~ I believe some people call it a "snake" braid but I prefer "chain" braid. Personal preference, I guess...

To make a chain braid, you first make an English braid. Make sure it's not too loose, but not too tight either. Then when you reach the end, hold the center piece firmly with two fingers, and with your other hand push the two outer sections back up the braid all the way to the top. Then you slowly pull them back down the center strand until the links in your chain are arranged the way you like. In these pictures, I first made a French braid headband. Then I put my hair into two ponytails, one on top of the other. I made several chain braids with the hair from each ponytail. I folded the braids up and under, and wrapped the ends into a bun that covered the top ponytail. I clipped in in place with a hairclip and was ready to go!

This is one of my favorite pictures of Wimsey~ he is sooo cute :-)
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  1. How did you secure the loops after you braided? My hair is a few inches above my knee and I'm very bored with it. (I used to chop 1-2 feet off every yr & half. Now I'm married, and my husband likes long.) looking at the different styles you have here, I wonder how long it takes you to do them or does your sister do most of them for you? That would make it easier. :) if I can figure out the how-to's on doing them myself, I might have a few new styles to try.

    1. In this hairstyle I used bobby pins. Most of the time I secure my hair with a small clip then wrap the length of my hair around the clip to make a bun. I'll add small clips to the outside to help hold my hair. I fix my hair by myself, the only help I have is a mirror on the wall and a second mirror to look into so I can see the back of my head. I'm glad you found my blog! Hopefully you will find many helpful ideas <3