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neko_kawaii
May 8th, 2015, 07:50 AM
Here is Lopesie's video tutorial for interlaced braids (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG4MTltnX7M). These begin with double French/Dutch braids, then each braided length is woven back and forth between each section against the scalp using the French/Dutch sections as anchors until all the length is woven in. . .clear as mud? Watch the video.

I love this style when being "active" and a quick search of LHC shows it mostly being recommended in "how do I style my hair for exercise/dance/yoga/camping. It is solid as a rock.

Seems like there was a thread a while back comparing interlaced and Amish braids, but I didn't come across it. If anyone knows what I'm talking about, please link!

velorutionista
May 11th, 2015, 12:55 PM
Yay! I've been doing this when I play in my garden (after a near miss with some clippers and a loose braid tail)...Will snap a pic next time I put my hair up this way!

TrapperCreekD
May 11th, 2015, 01:19 PM
This style is so gorgeous. :crush:

Here's mine! Wish it showed up better in my hair, though. :neutral:

http://i.imgur.com/YukGRmd.png

Arctic
May 11th, 2015, 01:42 PM
This style is gorgeous!!! I think it needs quite a bit more length than I have though :(

Also something nice for those who lament about tapering hair/braids: This is a style where tapering braids look amazing! (Not that they don't always look so, but this style really benefits from the delicate look of tapering braids, IMHO).


TrapperCreekD yours came out perfect, and it shows really well. What a lovely, warm light you got there for the photo! Makes your hair colour and the braid details really pop!

TrapperCreekD
May 13th, 2015, 12:20 PM
Thank you, Arctic! I agree about the braid taper; I'm not always a big fan of mine but it does go really nicely with this style, plus the ends are easier to tuck away under the braid(s). Maybe you could try a baby version of the style? IIRC, Nadine had success at APL-ish. Man, I wonder if this would work as a half up? *ponders*

neko_kawaii
May 13th, 2015, 12:24 PM
I want to see it as a half up!

My son's school is having an all day end of the year party with water (I hear a fire truck is scheduled to come and hose them down) and I'll be volunteering. Sounds like a good time for interlaced braids!

Seventy7
May 15th, 2015, 02:07 PM
This style is gorgeous!!! I think it needs quite a bit more length than I have though :(

I thought so too! But apperently I can already cross over twice.

I've tried a few hairstyles lately that my DH liked and I lamented 'I need longer hair, then it will be really nice.' This is one of them, although it didn't turn out too bad on my not-even-APL-yet hair. I was positively surprised.
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u406/Seventy7_lhc/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpse7acydpu.jpg

My hair was oiled before washing. It was my first attempt at twin Dutch braids and I do like the delicacy of thin hair in this style. It was really comfy too. I would like to get the ends tucked in nicely, but couldn't be bothered for this first try.

neko_kawaii
May 15th, 2015, 07:46 PM
Yay! I'm so glad this works at the shorter lengths.

As promised, my Field Day do:
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/_DSC1714_zpswcugyz8t.jpg

And as an example of how well this holds up after a day of running around:
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/_DSC1721_zpsrlxq9b0t.jpg

squirrrel
May 17th, 2015, 03:16 AM
Yay! I love braided updo's! :)

Picture quality isn't great, but here's my attempt.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=17315&d=1431854094

Atira
May 17th, 2015, 04:09 PM
I'm not sure I did this right and its with French, not Dutch and I just can't manage Dutch braids yet. But here's my attempt.

http://i61.tinypic.com/29m9j6s.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/29m9j6s.jpg

Arctic
May 18th, 2015, 06:32 PM
I love them all! I am encouraged to see it can be done even on shorter hair! I'll need to give it a try some day, right now I am in writing flow and don't have brain capacity to anything else :)

Arctic
May 19th, 2015, 12:14 PM
Ok, no pics, sorry, but today after washing my hair I tried this, and it worked! I only had enough braid length for 1 x, and it ended up looking more like horse shoe or opposite of milkmaid braids, but I really like it. Very comfy too! Only one thing I did not like: my cowlicks at the crown are fully visible with a style like this, if I haven't blowdried my hair beforehands. Nice surprise was, that I was able to hide the part at the back by tucking the scalp hair around it a bit looser. I made a mistake and tugged too near the cowlick, though, so the crown/cowlick started to look even more bad, lol. But the part below the crown, that is now invisible. (Definitely need some practicing to get the crown area to look nice too.)

So yeah, thanks for encouragement, everyone! Oh, and for the records, my hair is about collarbone length, a bit longer maybe. It's on the lower side of ii.

PS. Tip for other shorties: if you make the dutch braids as lace braids, only taking hair from the hairline's side, the ends of braids are super easy to tug under the dutch lace braids with no visible elastics! This is because the lace braids is sort of attached only from the other side, where your have added hair, and the other side forms a handy pocket to tuck the braids under.

Seventy7
May 20th, 2015, 03:56 PM
Good for you, Arctic! I'm happy it works for you as well! :joy:
But you know the deal: pictures, or it didn't happen :wigtongue

I like the idea of a Dutch lace braid, I'll have to try that.

Did you have no trouble interlacing the braids, Atira? I would think Dutch braids gives easier access to the loops to pull through.
I love the colors of your braids, btw. It makes them really interesting.

Auni
May 21st, 2015, 02:20 PM
I love it! Here's mine, definitely a do I can wear to work!http://s28.postimg.org/9m99elh0p/20150521_145349_resized.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/9m99elh0p/)
My hair's BSL, fyi!

velorutionista
May 21st, 2015, 10:29 PM
Here's mine from today... A little messy by the end of the day, but not too bad!

http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx125/velorutionista/Hair%20for%20LHC%20posts/IMG_20150521_231546_zpsumw9lbbl.jpg

ETA: let's try that picture again...hopefully it shows up this time!

Arctic
May 22nd, 2015, 07:15 AM
Velorustica, the photo is not showing.

Auni, it looks beautiful on you!

I actually did snap a photo of mine, but like I wrote, my cowlicks at the crown looks particularly bad and I don't post such photos. Unless I draw a cirle at the crown lol :D


This is a lovely style, and one I'll sure to adopt to my repertoire, I just need to make sure I blow dry my hair beforehands, so my cowlicks behave.

Nannanej
May 22nd, 2015, 02:13 PM
Oh! I had no idea about this thread and just randomly attempted this style the other day :b I posted a picture in the braid picture thread and will shamelessly repost here if you guys don't mind.. Ignore the wispies :rolleyes:
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s199/Spindelvaev/Fotografi%20den%2016-05-15%20kl.%2019.43%202_zps1gtrtlel.jpg

two_wheels
May 23rd, 2015, 03:02 AM
Wow, this one looks great on you all!
Here's mine... I need practice :lol: but it's sooo comfy I'm not taking it down!
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb359/wheels_two/interlaced_braids_zpsmfvhe9rq.jpg

Lippytoes
May 23rd, 2015, 05:29 AM
This is one of my favourite styles - it's totally the best for intense physical activity! I love seeing how it looks with different lengths and thicknesses.

two_wheels
May 23rd, 2015, 03:27 PM
This is one of my favourite styles - it's totally the best for intense physical activity! I love seeing how it looks with different lengths and thicknesses.

It totally is. I just stuck a helmet on top and rode my bike for 100km and it looks and feels exactly the same as when I started :bigeyes:

Auni
May 23rd, 2015, 04:59 PM
This is one of my favourite styles - it's totally the best for intense physical activity! I love seeing how it looks with different lengths and thicknesses.

Agreed! I worked an 8 hour shift, ER nurse here, and not a single hair out of place at the end!

spidermom
May 23rd, 2015, 09:33 PM
This style appeals to me, and I keep trying, but damn if the braids don't sag away from my scalp within a few hours and pull like mad! I've got crazy-slippery hair! The only way I can keep it in place is to use a lot of pins, and that hurts, too. I can't win with this one.

cat11
May 23rd, 2015, 09:40 PM
This style appeals to me, and I keep trying, but damn if the braids don't sag away from my scalp within a few hours and pull like mad! I've got crazy-slippery hair! The only way I can keep it in place is to use a lot of pins, and that hurts, too. I can't win with this one.

Me neither. I cant figure out the french braids :(

Lippytoes
May 24th, 2015, 12:52 PM
It totally is. I just stuck a helmet on top and rode my bike for 100km and it looks and feels exactly the same as when I started :bigeyes:

Oh yeah, that's another thing - it's also an updo that can fit under a bike helmet! MAGIC!

HeavenlyTresses
May 24th, 2015, 01:40 PM
Such great pictures everyone! I love to see that you don't need a lot of length for this to look so nice :D

For me, the braiding and the lacing worked out fine...mostly. I used 2 dutch braids and laced them from the bottom to the top of my head and still had quite a bit of length left. Then I tried lacing them back down again but then it started losing the cool laced look. I also had a weight issue where the braids started sagging and pulling after a couple hours. I guess I need to experiment and see if the braids need to be more loose for the weight issue or tighter to keep them in place. I do like the way it looks as though there are many complicated braids but it's really a simple updo.

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m533/Godiva97/HeavenlyTresses/20140908_150130.jpg (http://s1130.photobucket.com/user/Godiva97/media/HeavenlyTresses/20140908_150130.jpg.html)

neko_kawaii
May 24th, 2015, 03:39 PM
Such great pictures everyone! I love to see that you don't need a lot of length for this to look so nice :D

For me, the braiding and the lacing worked out fine...mostly. I used 2 dutch braids and laced them from the bottom to the top of my head and still had quite a bit of length left. Then I tried lacing them back down again but then it started losing the cool laced look. I also had a weight issue where the braids started sagging and pulling after a couple hours. I guess I need to experiment and see if the braids need to be more loose for the weight issue or tighter to keep them in place. I do like the way it looks as though there are many complicated braids but it's really a simple updo.

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m533/Godiva97/HeavenlyTresses/20140908_150130.jpg (http://s1130.photobucket.com/user/Godiva97/media/HeavenlyTresses/20140908_150130.jpg.html)

I wonder if you could tuck the ends into the net created by the interlaced part. Gossamer managed to tuck all her hair under a French braid, so it should be possible to tuck into this.

Remi
May 24th, 2015, 08:10 PM
That is some seriously gorgeous braiding!
Such great pictures everyone! I love to see that you don't need a lot of length for this to look so nice :D

For me, the braiding and the lacing worked out fine...mostly. I used 2 dutch braids and laced them from the bottom to the top of my head and still had quite a bit of length left. Then I tried lacing them back down again but then it started losing the cool laced look. I also had a weight issue where the braids started sagging and pulling after a couple hours. I guess I need to experiment and see if the braids need to be more loose for the weight issue or tighter to keep them in place. I do like the way it looks as though there are many complicated braids but it's really a simple updo.

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m533/Godiva97/HeavenlyTresses/20140908_150130.jpg (http://s1130.photobucket.com/user/Godiva97/media/HeavenlyTresses/20140908_150130.jpg.html)

Noortje
May 25th, 2015, 08:09 AM
Wowsers HeavelyTresses!!!
My attempt is not that spectacular, but it held like a rock all afternoon and throught the night! I could have worn it on today, but the flyaways were a bit too rambunctious ;-)

First wrapping -was a bit too lobsided and pulled...
http://i606.photobucket.com/albums/tt150/marijkeve/Mobile%20Uploads/th_IMAG0880_1_zps3y8bxzgi.jpg (http://s606.photobucket.com/user/marijkeve/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0880_1_zps3y8bxzgi.jpg.html)

2nd go -I pinned down the little horns on top after taking the pictures :-P
http://i606.photobucket.com/albums/tt150/marijkeve/Mobile%20Uploads/th_IMAG0895_1_zps57s6gus9.jpg (http://s606.photobucket.com/user/marijkeve/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0895_1_zps57s6gus9.jpg.html)
http://i606.photobucket.com/albums/tt150/marijkeve/Mobile%20Uploads/th_IMAG0886_1_zps7mlbnoal.jpg (http://s606.photobucket.com/user/marijkeve/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0886_1_zps7mlbnoal.jpg.html)

browneyedsusan
May 27th, 2015, 07:43 AM
I tried, but it didn't come out very nice!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8782/17972704420_52a46514c3_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tobNS9)20150527_093409-1 (https://flic.kr/p/tobNS9) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr

I did mine "Amish" style (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PYjubahR6g), because it seemed less likely that I'd pull the braids under scalp hair while lacing.
The lacing sure came out CROOKED! lol!

Too bad, so sad. It's up for the day! (I'll stick a clip over the craziest part if I need to go to town. :) )

ETA: or find a hat! :spitting:

HeavenlyTresses
May 27th, 2015, 10:51 AM
Thank you Remi[B] and [B]Noortje!

neko_kawaii Getting the very ends where the elastics are tucking in was a little hard as I wanted to make sure the elastics didn't show but a couple bobby pins fixed that. My problem was with the lacing itself. After I laced them from the bottom to the top I still had about 3 feet of braids that I had to lace back down over the first set of lacing (hope that makes sense) On one hand it looks all wonky because I had to distribute the weight but on the other hand it makes it look like there are several different braids when really there are just two dutch braids. I'll be going to the beach in a couple weeks and since I don't want to lose any hairtoys I may give this another try.

neko_kawaii
May 27th, 2015, 11:08 AM
Thank you Remi[B] and [B]Noortje!

neko_kawaii Getting the very ends where the elastics are tucking in was a little hard as I wanted to make sure the elastics didn't show but a couple bobby pins fixed that. My problem was with the lacing itself. After I laced them from the bottom to the top I still had about 3 feet of braids that I had to lace back down over the first set of lacing (hope that makes sense) On one hand it looks all wonky because I had to distribute the weight but on the other hand it makes it look like there are several different braids when really there are just two dutch braids. I'll be going to the beach in a couple weeks and since I don't want to lose any hairtoys I may give this another try.

I meant instead of lacing back down, see about stuffing that three feet of braid behind the first set of lacing.

HeavenlyTresses
May 27th, 2015, 07:15 PM
Aha, gotcha! I think I will have to loosen up my dutch braids so there's more room and try that, thank you!

omega
May 31st, 2015, 02:50 AM
Beautiful style. Watched the video just now and will attempt to learn Dutch Braids for the challenge. Thanks!

Wow! Lovely results everyone.

May 2015: Interlaced braids Done!

Thanks for the challenge neko_kawaii. Looking for a solution to using bands for my braid ends. My first time making Double Dutch Braids and it's pretty made

eresh
July 14th, 2015, 02:50 PM
Here's mine:

http://i.imgur.com/7UMiZ.jpg

lapushka
July 14th, 2015, 02:57 PM
Very pretty, Eresh! :)

neko_kawaii
April 30th, 2017, 08:03 AM
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/_DSC5049_zps8uydgbe6.jpg
Still my go to for active days.

Suze
April 30th, 2017, 08:23 AM
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/_DSC5049_zps8uydgbe6.jpg
Still my go to for active days.

That looks so cute! How do you hide the part in the middle so well though?

I will try this style but I think my layers would make it look like a mess.


Here's mine:

http://i.imgur.com/7UMiZ.jpg
I know this is an old post but men that looks pretty on you! I also like the added flexi.

neko_kawaii
April 30th, 2017, 08:30 AM
The braids are inserted right next to the previous braid as it goes under the Dutch braid. I've also done it where there is more space between each insertion and it looks more like lacing.

akurah
April 30th, 2017, 10:54 PM
Oh man now I need to practice my dutch braiding skills. I'm glad you posted here after posting the pictures in your blog, I was so close to asking what on earth that was!

Suze
May 1st, 2017, 02:39 AM
The braids are inserted right next to the previous braid as it goes under the Dutch braid. I've also done it where there is more space between each insertion and it looks more like lacing.

Thank you! :o

Nono
June 6th, 2017, 04:22 PM
I'm loving all of these hairstyles! To try soon :D

beneaththetrees
June 7th, 2017, 03:07 PM
These are all so gorgeous! I'm still working on getting it to look nice on my hair, but there's a lot of inspiration here.