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    Lightbulb four strand rope braid pics/directions

    I haven't seen any of these. I'd like to think I invented them! Here are my directions. And I'm assuming that someone knows how to make a simple rope braid before attempting this one.

    Step one detangled hair. This is a section of a Hannah Montanna wig. It shows up better in pictures than my hair.


    Split the hair to be braided into two equal sections, and make a rope braid with one of the sections. Use an elastic to keep the braid in place.


    Now devide the second section of hair in two.


    Take the piece closest to the braid and twist it in the same direction as the other two strands already in the braid.


    Here's the secret! Take the twisted section and wind it along the braid. It should fit into a groove in the braid and be traced all the way down.


    Continue twisting the strand along the same groove all the way down.


    When you get to the bottom of the braid take off the elastic holding the first part together and re-tie it to hold the three strands together.


    The last section should be twisted in the same direction as the first three. Then placed in a groove of the braid and wound all the way down to the bottom.


    yay We're done!

    [FONT='Verdana','sans-serif']I tried to be clear, so hopefully the pictures in addition to my feeble attempts to explain got my message across.[/FONT]

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    That is so neat looking. Thank you for sharing.

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    Beautiful! I've got to learn to do a rope braid ; )

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    Wow, I'll have to give this one a try!

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    Thanks! This looks good to try! *bookmarked*
    *Pictures* *Rosettebun tutorial*
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    Gracious! It certainly is pretty, but I have trouble doing *one* rope braid, and the idea of doing two or three or four roped together, is just mind boggling! Also, braids (rope or regular) get so fuzzy on me, and I'd hate to have to try to fix this every hour or so!

    ... but it sure would be nice to have such a "do". Thanks for the directions.

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    This looks really good, I am definitely going to try this!

    Elainehali, why don't you submit that as an article? I think it might be useful to have it in a proper place, for future refernce for everybody
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    Great tutorial. Yes, it should be an article!

    I often twist two rope braids together, but that doesn't give this fine rope effect. Can't wait to try it!

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    That method of rope braiding is a great idea. I like doing 3 or 4 strand rope braids using the usual method, but I can't get it to work on my own head. Since this 4-strand version only uses 2 strands at a time, I might be able to do it and get the same effect as doing a regular 4-strand rope braid!

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    Thanks everyone. I didn't know how to make an article when I posted this. I did however figure it out, and it's with the other articles.

    =p Now that I'm out of school there may be more to come.

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