Saturday, January 15, 2011

Knotted French Braid

Here I am borrowing again!  I thought this Knotted Braid Style on The Princess Hairstyles looked really 1) pretty, 2) simple & 3) FUN!  So I had to give it a try. (Please click the link for instructions on how to do the style)  I first tried it out on little E.  We were in a hurry before church so I didn't have a chance to really play around with it, but it still looked cute.  It is SO easy to do and comes out just slightly different looking than a french braid.  I think it would have been better if E's hair had been a little more damp when I was trying to style it, but like I said, we were in a hurry!

Then I tried it on B's locs.  The first time I tried I used all of her hair and was going to do it just like the princess style - going into a low ponytail in the back.  Well, B's locs are getting SO THICK that this came out looking HUGE sticking off the sides of her head.  Although it was easy to do, I was not at all excited about how it looked.  I don't have a pic of that though - sorry.  So next I thought, maybe if I just used the top half of her hair and went into a half pony it would be better.  Well, you can see from this pictures that it still came out a bit odd looking.  Since she has a side part, the side with less hair looks really pretty.  But the other side looks goofy.  I think the braid needs to be down closer to her ear.

Overall - this was a fun new technique to try!  And after I play around with it some more I am certain I will come up with a way to make it work on B.  Stay tuned for an update on this style on both girls!



  1. I really liked this idea when I saw it too. I think you did a great job on both girls. And I don't think the braid on the thicker side of B's hair looks goofy at all. I get similar results on my own hair because I wear a side part, things just tend to look lopsided. I used to try and fight it, but I figure many girls and women long for thick hair, so we might as well just embrace it!
    Anyway good work with the styles, I am definitely going to try your variations!

  2. Looks so cute on both girls! Love your variations and thanks for the link. :)


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