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Elphie
September 28th, 2008, 04:24 PM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b300/cutter_106/frenchbraid2.jpg?t=1222640419

unless it's your first time doing it on yourself. Then proceed with being deliriously happy that it's actually staying put! :cheese:

JessTheMess
September 28th, 2008, 04:25 PM
It looks like mine!! Practice makes perfect lol

PseudoScot
September 28th, 2008, 04:28 PM
Wow! That's way better than my first attempt. And check out that shine!!

Vitalai
September 28th, 2008, 04:29 PM
I think it looks pretty! Keep on practicing! Your hair has a gorgeous sheen to it. :crush:

Elphie
September 28th, 2008, 04:31 PM
Well....it's the first attempt that actually stayed in! I keep forgetting to pull pieces from the sides (obviously!).

Thanks about the shine!

Patrycja
September 28th, 2008, 04:32 PM
Awesome on your first attempt at a french braid :cheese: You are rockin some serious shine there,by the way :rockerdud

ETA-I love the curl at the end of your braid too :)

Suldrun
September 28th, 2008, 04:38 PM
Nice shine and nice first try:) better then mine lol i'ts so nice to finally get it to stay isn't it!

Addy
September 28th, 2008, 04:46 PM
Looks good! Keep trying! :cool:

SweetPea88
September 28th, 2008, 04:48 PM
Hey, not bad for a first try! Keep up the practicing! :D

Elphie
September 28th, 2008, 04:49 PM
No matter how long or short my tassel is, it curls. I kinda like it, too. :p

I refuse to use any hairspray to get it to hold and I was beginning to think it just wasn't possible!

I will, addy! :D

NeilTheFuzz
September 28th, 2008, 04:57 PM
Yes - I must say that my eyes are very untrained - braid wise. It's obvioulsy a fairly good attempt for your first time. Keep practising on and and you'll have it down in no time.

Neil

FrannyG
September 28th, 2008, 05:25 PM
I would have been deliriously happy if my first attempt had been that good too! Keep plugging away and it will be perfect before you know it. :)

Elphie
September 28th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Your hair site was one of the first ones that I looked at, FrannyG. I can only hope that they will someday look like yours!

AnneAdeline
September 28th, 2008, 06:41 PM
I don't know what you're talking about. It looks great, especially for a first attempt. :) I mean, you got all the hair in. I still miss strands of hair here and there (embarrassing if I don't notice until I've left the house).
And that shine! Wow

TennesseeGirl
September 28th, 2008, 06:44 PM
I agree I think it looks pretty darn good for your first try. Your hair is beautiful :)

Elphie
September 28th, 2008, 07:41 PM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b300/cutter_106/grins/smileykickdirt.gif Well, yeah, I guess I do get all of the strands in eventually, my problem seems to be remembering to do it every time! Thanks, AnneAdeline and Tennessee Girl!

spidermom
September 28th, 2008, 07:45 PM
I like that. It's unique.

Speckla
September 28th, 2008, 07:47 PM
When are you going to post a pix of the not so good one?? :p
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Elphie
September 28th, 2008, 07:58 PM
Har! The ones that didn't quite make prime time either fell out before I could find a camera or I wore to the beach and blamed the mess on the wind!

Unique works for me, thank you kindly, spidermom!

Pierre
September 28th, 2008, 08:02 PM
Great first try. My first Dutch braid came out Belgian.

Elphie
September 28th, 2008, 08:07 PM
Pierre, your post and signature has me laughing and I've totally forgotten what I wanted to say!

Speedbump
September 28th, 2008, 08:48 PM
From the updotarded perspective, that looks great! :o:p

Teacherbear
September 28th, 2008, 10:19 PM
:gabigrin: I think it looks great, Elphie! It looks MUCH better than my first 10 attempts! :flowers:

Gumball
September 28th, 2008, 10:40 PM
Elphie it looks great! You've got such pretty hair that a little oops in the styling doesn't make too much of a difference. With a little practice you're going to be sporting quite the style!

TheStorm
September 29th, 2008, 12:14 AM
Wow... I keep trying & trying to french braid my own hair and I haven't got it anywhere near that good yet, if thats your first attempt you'll be an expert at it in no time I'm sure.

Arctic_Mama
September 29th, 2008, 01:29 AM
I think it looks just fine, especially for a first attempt. It's one of those things that you really have to get in your fingers to do well, and that takes time. Besides, who'd notice the braid with the beautiful condition of your hair??? It's GLEAMING and I don't see any breakage!

Shanarana
September 29th, 2008, 02:46 AM
Looks like you got the technique down, now it can only get better and better. :)

I have such a horrid time trying to do one myself. I suppose I could try, but I give up after the first couple attempts.

Elphie
September 29th, 2008, 03:30 AM
Speedbump, surely there is a group named "the updotarded perspective", where do I sign up?

Thanks, teacherbear, btw, I do believe those are my shoes! (Elphie is short for Elphaba)

Ah, gumball, I'll be thrilled if it looks half as good as the one in your signature!

Thank you, thestorm, truth be told, I even slept with it and only lost a small piece. Victory is mine at last!

It's amazing how my mind understands what to do yet my fingers don't always cooperate, arctic mama!

This is where you wind up, Shanarana, if you had a parent and a sibling who were both hairdressers! They would just take over and I never had much of a reason to learn to do it myself. Don't give up!

nisolu
September 29th, 2008, 10:47 AM
Great shine! Keep practicing, you'll get the hang of it.

Xandergrammy
September 29th, 2008, 11:09 AM
I think it's a wonderful french braid. And your hair is so nice and smooth and shiny!!

Auntbeast
September 29th, 2008, 03:49 PM
I have much better luck overall when I do it when my hair is wet. It basically convinces my hair that it indeed does want to stay up. Other than that, my hair isn't very good soldiers, they go AWOL every chance they get. *pppf* outta my eyes you!

Elphie
September 29th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Hmmm, wet you say? I'll give that a go, maybe it will be easier, I've always practiced with damp or dry hair. Thanks auntbeast!

Thanks, nisolu and xandergrammy http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b300/cutter_106/grins/smileytwirl.gif

WritingPrincess
September 29th, 2008, 08:11 PM
Wow! It's pretty! And so shiny. Don't worry, you'll get the hang of it. I did it too, when I was first learning.

Eryka
September 29th, 2008, 08:35 PM
The first (and so far only) French braid I ever did came out looking like Chernobyl