Learning to french braid: a journey

Hair is not my forte. I have attempted to use Pinterest to my advantage to try “quick and easy” hairstyles. To my dismay, my hair, never ends up looking like the beautiful pictures online. French braids are a style that will never go out of style because they are both practical and cute. They are the upgrade of regular braids (which are the one thing I do quite well actually) and can be done with pretty much any type of hair.

There are many mornings where I am getting ready and I think how good a french braid would look with my outfit, but alas, my attempts only get me knotted hair and late for school. I decided to take matters into my own hands and Youtube the shit out of “how to french braid”. My sister and one of my friends have been my guinea pigs and I have to say, I am proud of my progress.

My sister has very long and very very thin hair that clearly, never stays put.

My friend also has long thin hair, but it a little more frizzy, the single braid was ok, but the pigtails were a mess.

Unfortunately, as you can see, my braids are very floppy/loopy/weird and I don’t recommend either of them going out in public. So I’m asking you, blogging universe. Tips for french braiding? How do I make it less floppy?! What is the secret?? Leave your tips in the comments, thank you all!

Sarah. A

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3 thoughts on “Learning to french braid: a journey

  1. Hellloooo, okay, so the secret to a good French braid pigtail thing or any kind of side braid is that you follow the shape of the head, okay? Next time, for pigtails, try angling her head in a way which allows you better access, and you can knot it really well, then. Also, try and make it a little tight, then you won’t have the braid loose and floppy like that!


      1. My pleasure! Also, to get better at it, you could try doing it on yourself. Initially I sucked to the point where I got tired of untangling my hair after I “tried” to make the braid, but now I can make it pretty well on myself and others. Cheers!

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