hehe, that's a dutch braid, actually^^ but they're harder to do than frenchies, so yay! :D
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.
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.
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.
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.
what's the difference between a dutch braid and a french braid?
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.