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Tip of the Week - How to Do Your Own French Braid

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    I learned how to do my own French Braid by practicing in the mirror and I had a great step by step book that showed me how to do this braid.  I found this great video that shows step by step how to do a french braid.  If you are learning to do this on your own, practice in front of a mirror so you can see how to position your hands.  If you try practicing on someone else first you'll get the hang of how the braid works.  Some other things I've done with my French Braid are using the extra at the end to tuck underneath the braid and pin it with bobby pins to hold it in place.  You can also do a looser braid for a more romantic looking style.  If you braid your pig tails with a french braid you can achieve a whole new look.  I've been asked by others how to do these braids and this is a great video for learning to do it on your own.



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  The way I learned was to watch myself doing it in the mirror.  You face the mirror and hold the three sections at the top of your head then gradually grab pieces of hair as you braid over each section.  The first few times it didn't look that great, but as you get hang of how it feels to do the braid while watching yourself in the mirror you learn how to do it by the way it feels.  Then when you do it enough times you can actually braid it without looking in the mirror. You just know how to do it by the way it feels in your hands.  You learn to pull tighter if you want a tighter looking braid or looser if you want a more sexy looking braid.  It is just a matter of practicing and learning how it feels to hold the pieces of hair and how it feels when you add more as you go along.  Practice, practice, practice.  You'll become a pro if you practice doing it on your own!

by HealthyLivingNaturalBeauty 2 years, 2 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

That's great if you can have someone come in everytime you want a french braid. I'd love for you to teach us how to do it yourself.

by JanSAN217 2 years, 2 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

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