Hi my cuties and welcome to my second blog post. Today I’ll be talking about braids. I love hair styles and my friends are my little guinea pigs with whom I experiment various techniques. Something that you’ll find in every hairstyle are different kinds of braids. So here I’ll explain the different types of braids, how to do them and easy ways to style them.
The “Normal” Braid
So before we get started, braids are easiest to do when your hair isn’t freshly washed (1 or 2 days after washing it, your hair shouldn’t be greasy though), but if it is then there’s a simple solution: dry shampoo. It gives your hair that special texture. My favorite is from Batiste (http://www.batistehair.com/). Its actually the first dry shampoo I’ve ever used and it just stuck with me.
2.) Now take the first piece and place it over the middle piece. The first piece now becomes the middle piece.
3.) Now take the last piece and place it over the middle piece, which was the first piece to begin with. (I hope that makes sense:P)
The French Braid
This is an easy braid once you know how to do it. It is nothing else than a ‘normal’ braid, but you keep adding a piece of the rest of your hair.
The Dutch Braid
This braid isn’t that known and also not that common ,but its not hard at all.
The Fishtail Braid
I saw this braid on a friend of mine a while ago and absolutely fell in love with it. It’s beautiful, yet really simple, you can use it to replace the normal braid and you can french braid it.
It also takes a little practice so don’t give up to early.
I hope that wasn’t to complicated, I tried to explain it as easy as possible. These are just a few basics, and soon I’ll be posting various hair styles which will contain these braids.
Please I’d love to hear what you thought of this tutorial and if you want to know when I’m posting, I have a Twitter account (@Fashion4forFun) which I’ll be updating every time.
-Dry shampoo doesn’t replace washing your hair. It’s just a last resort or if you want to add volume and/or texture to your hair.
-All of these braids take a while until you figure out where to put your hands, how to hold the different pieces and how to place them without your whole braid coming undone. It just takes practice.
-If you have a little bow place it on the end of your braid. The same works for flowers or you can actually braid the flowers or a ribbon into your braid, to make a simple and basic hairstyle look special.