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french braid amateur [Oct. 22nd, 2007|12:39 am]
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I'm working on learning to French braid my own hair.  Here's the best I've done so far... And it's hard to snap a picture of the back of my head!  ; )


[User Picture]From: paivansade
2007-10-22 06:58 am (UTC)
hehe, that's a dutch braid, actually^^ but they're harder to do than frenchies, so yay! :D
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[User Picture]From: thebarkingdog
2007-10-22 07:37 am (UTC)
I knew it looked more like a Dutch braid but I just can't get it to look like a French braid but if I never get it down I settle for this.
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[User Picture]From: blk
2007-10-22 05:53 pm (UTC)
Yep, you did a dutch braid here. The trick to change from this braid into a french braid is to cross the strands on the other side of the braid from what you are doing. In a dutch braid, the strands cross -under- the braid. In a french braid, the strands cross -over- it. Most people find one or the other easier -- it all depends on what your fingers want to do! But you can certainly learn to do both.

Good job! Keep practicing regularly and you'll get it down looking even nicer.
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[User Picture]From: thebarkingdog
2007-10-23 07:50 am (UTC)
Well I start at the top just like I'm doing a regular braid and each time I cross over I grab another strand of hair. I never thought to try it the way you said. If I take too long my fingers cramp up or I forget which way to go with the braid. I was thinking of hooking the video camera to the TV then I can watch what I'm doing on the TV ; ) I just braided my hair now, it's wet and it went easier wet.
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[User Picture]From: bellaunbound
2007-11-02 07:26 pm (UTC)
When my hair was longer, I learned to French braid it myself by lying down on my back with my hair hanging over the end of the bed. Sounds weird, but it was a tip my friend gave me and it worked.
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From: collared_kitty
2008-02-27 10:03 pm (UTC)
what's the difference between a dutch braid and a french braid?
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[User Picture]From: thebarkingdog
2008-03-01 10:39 pm (UTC)
A French braid looks different. I was trying to French braid but it looks like a Dutch braid. The Dutch braid you can clearly see the braid but French braid is more smooth... Google for pictures of each and you'll see what I mean.
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