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Hiriel
August 14th, 2009, 10:51 AM
Hi guys :)
I'm quite new here, and I came mostly to learn new hairstyles. I've had quite long hair for years, mostly at about BSL (I think it's just past BSL at the moment), but I never learnt how to do anything with it at all.
Project number one: learn to french braid!
This is hardly a style I've never seen before, but I was convinced it was really, really difficult. It's not that bad really, but it's hard to keep track of three strands when you can't let go of one because it will disappear into the remaining hair. That gave me a lot of trouble with keeping the braid tight, my first tries were so loose that it didn't look anything like like a french braid at all. My first tries were yesterday, this is something like my fifth try:

http://pics.livejournal.com/hiriel1804/pic/0000kqf7

It actually looks like a french braid! Not a very good one, but a french braid nonetheless.
I'm feeling quite triumphant at the moment, and my arms hurt...

Kiraela
August 14th, 2009, 10:55 AM
It looks lovely! Way better than my french braids look, even now.

And may I add, your hair is a lovely color!

redneckprincess
August 14th, 2009, 10:59 AM
so pretty ♥♥

Hiriel
August 14th, 2009, 11:02 AM
Thanks :D
I actually really like the colour, it's the main reason I was always very hesitant to colour my hair which I'm glad I didn't do now that I want to grow it long and healthy :)

Idun
August 14th, 2009, 11:04 AM
Very nice :thumbsup:

SHELIAANN1969
August 14th, 2009, 11:04 AM
Wow that is one thick braid! :flower: You have me beat, I cannot do a braid at all, I have very few styles, mainly, it's a bun! Second style is ponytail, third style is no style at all, hair hanging loose.

You did great :cheese:

Hiriel
August 14th, 2009, 11:07 AM
Wow that is one thick braid! :flower:
My hair is funny that way. I measured my ponytail's circumference to type my hair, and got "normal", which was odd, because I thought I had very thick hair. It doesn't really taper at all though. Maybe that's why it seems so thick.

krn2891
August 14th, 2009, 12:14 PM
Congrats on the braid. You have lovely thick Hair.

violetka
August 14th, 2009, 12:20 PM
Is there any reason why I cannot see the photo(s)? :confused:

redcelticcurls
August 14th, 2009, 12:23 PM
Is there any reason why I cannot see the photo(s)? :confused:

You need to have 25 quality posts(and 28 to 48 hours here? I can't remember)to see photos.

This thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=1658) might help

Ryanne
August 14th, 2009, 12:30 PM
It looks very lovely. Hehe, I still can't do it.

Rentlle
August 14th, 2009, 12:33 PM
omg, your hair is so pretty!
that braid is perfect, thick and stuff :)
realy good. up ye go for dutch braiding!! :D (it's easy-er :p)

Gumball
August 14th, 2009, 12:46 PM
That turned out great! You french braided your hair very well. :)

rags
August 14th, 2009, 01:18 PM
That is an excellent braid! I love the color of your hair, and it's wonderfully thick. Beautiful!

It does make your arms hurt, doesn't it? :p

violetka
August 14th, 2009, 01:31 PM
I agree with everyone above :) indeed very nice.

Wicked Princess
August 14th, 2009, 02:01 PM
Waaaaaah! That braid is perfect! Congratulations!

I've been trying to get the French braid right for a month. Granted, I haven't practiced all that much. But it's really hard to keep track of what hair I'm trying to add, and how I hold the new pieces in my hand.

I'm still firmly of the belief that you need 14 fingers to do it. :(

Elainehali
August 14th, 2009, 02:04 PM
Very cool. I can do lots of things with my hair, but a french braid actually isn't one of them. Way to go!

Hiriel
August 14th, 2009, 02:39 PM
I'm still firmly of the belief that you need 14 fingers to do it. :(

No no, no need for 14 fingers, 10 is enough if you spread them out over three hands, instead of two :p

twilight_faerie
August 14th, 2009, 03:17 PM
That is a pretty awesome fifth try! I wish my french braids looked that neat. Problem is, I can't see the back of my head.

Fillette
August 14th, 2009, 03:57 PM
Wow! You did a great job! :flower: The braid looks really nice and your hair looks wonderful too! :)

julya
August 14th, 2009, 05:16 PM
Very nice french braid!

Shadow Walker
August 14th, 2009, 05:20 PM
Congrats, that is a very beautiful looking braid!

LaurenH
August 14th, 2009, 05:40 PM
Very pretty braid!! :)

xoxo
August 14th, 2009, 11:09 PM
congrats! and very nice hair you have!

Addy
August 16th, 2009, 12:51 PM
Great job on your french braid. It looks fantastic! :cool:

JamieLeigh
August 17th, 2009, 09:28 AM
Nice job! It's very thick, too. Things like that just take practice. And I like your stripey top. :)

Konstifik
August 17th, 2009, 10:16 AM
Awesome! Now you made me want to try again! I've tried to make one several times, but my hair will never cooperate. But like you, victory will be mine one day :)

LaFlor
August 17th, 2009, 10:31 AM
You did a perfect job!

Jemoiselle
August 17th, 2009, 02:20 PM
Wow! You know, as I was reading your description of your braiding woes, I was gearing myself up for one crazy french braid! Ha! Then, I scroll down and see perfection? How I wish I was as "unskilled" as you to be able to create that kind of polish on my own hair! I didn't see a single hair sticking out. Good on you Missy! You'll be one of our famed twelve strand braiders in no time.

Little_Bird
August 17th, 2009, 04:10 PM
Hiriel, wonderfull braid!

I indeed think it looks very well done :) And I guess it's normal that your arms hurt :p Always happens to me too when I do a french braid!

Great style on your hair!

spidermom
August 17th, 2009, 04:16 PM
That looks really good; well done.

Charlotte
August 17th, 2009, 04:17 PM
You have beautiful hair - so healthy and thick! :) I'm terrible trying to French braid my own hair as I keep dropping pieces and loosing track of where I am. :o

SheaLynne
August 17th, 2009, 05:06 PM
It looks great!

I taught myself to do a french braid on myself many years ago when I was in jr high (middle school), but I've already learned things here to help me make it smoother--lucky you to have good instructions from the get-go!

embee
August 18th, 2009, 06:51 AM
That's very nice! My hair will never be as thick, maybe as thick as one strand of that braid. Serious hair envy coming on! :)

GlassEyes
August 18th, 2009, 06:56 AM
That looks REALLY pretty. I wish my braid were that thick.

Fencai
August 18th, 2009, 07:52 AM
Congrats! I think it looks very nice!

Maddy25
August 18th, 2009, 07:56 AM
It looks so great! French braids are so beautiful, great job!!!

Newniepg
August 18th, 2009, 08:23 AM
Well done you! I feel your (arm) pain, I only just learnt to do a french braid too so I totally understand your pride.

Congratulations!