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LittleOgre
September 19th, 2018, 06:38 AM
Honestly... I'm wondering how in the world in that movie those kids were able to put all of her into a braid that didn't hit the ground. 😂😐 I literally want there secret. Like that's so much how do you get it into such a short braid (for Rapunzel) if anyone has the secrets. Please share. If you think its just unrealistic movie expectation. Then 😂 I cry

manticore
September 19th, 2018, 10:42 AM
I think I saw a video where gossamer braided her floor length hair into something that was just below shoulder - basically she just crocheted her hair using her arm

LittleOgre
September 19th, 2018, 11:58 AM
Send the video! I need to see that lol

LittleOgre
September 19th, 2018, 11:59 AM
Correction: Send the link lol

Cg
September 19th, 2018, 12:52 PM
Yes, crocheting chains in your hair drastically eats the length. Just use a couple of fingers as the hook.

Estrid
September 19th, 2018, 12:57 PM
I believe ~this~ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Hq3XIHFzw) is the video mentioned above, it sure is really cool!

Stray_mind
September 19th, 2018, 01:13 PM
I believe ~this~ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Hq3XIHFzw) is the video mentioned above, it sure is really cool!
Thanks for sharing. This looks super easy and practical.
Not that i will ever need it lol!

CopperButterfly
September 19th, 2018, 01:59 PM
I believe ~this~ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Hq3XIHFzw) is the video mentioned above, it sure is really cool!
That is super cool, and it would look a lot like Rapunzel's braid does with the big thick loops.

HeavenlyTresses
September 19th, 2018, 10:40 PM
I have often wondered that myself! I think it's a little bit of reality with a bit more movie magic. And I think it must have weighed a ton! When you first look at it, it looks like a 3 strand braid with several micro braids woven in but there's no way it would be that short. Maybe if it was a folded braid? A crochet braid would definitely work but they showed the little girls making a 3 strand braid so :shrug: Gossamer's crochet braid is the best thing I've found for eating up the length and it is super quick and easy to do. I agree with her that, for me, it's not a long term braid with my hair texture as it tends to tangle when rubbing against my neck and back. I did try a french crochet version that turned out well. It was quick to do and distributed the weight quite well. It's the same principal as the crochet braid Gossamer did, I just added sections of hair to the section being pulled through the loop (if that makes sense). My ends are fairytailing so if I want to leave it in the braids I just wrap the ends around and put a clear elastic around them. I'd be interested to know what is the minimum length needed for a crochet braid.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33383&d=1537415992

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33382&d=1537415950

Doreen
September 19th, 2018, 11:37 PM
Wow HeavenlyTresses! That looks absolutely fantastic.

Estrid
September 20th, 2018, 12:58 AM
Beautiful, HeavenlyTresses!

Definitely wish I could try this out, but I can't. I'll try to remember this style in 5 or so years :o

HeavenlyTresses
September 21st, 2018, 09:12 PM
Thank you Doreen and Estrid!

Simsy
September 21st, 2018, 09:20 PM
I have often wondered that myself! I think it's a little bit of reality with a bit more movie magic. And I think it must have weighed a ton! When you first look at it, it looks like a 3 strand braid with several micro braids woven in but there's no way it would be that short. Maybe if it was a folded braid? A crochet braid would definitely work but they showed the little girls making a 3 strand braid so :shrug: Gossamer's crochet braid is the best thing I've found for eating up the length and it is super quick and easy to do. I agree with her that, for me, it's not a long term braid with my hair texture as it tends to tangle when rubbing against my neck and back. I did try a french crochet version that turned out well. It was quick to do and distributed the weight quite well. It's the same principal as the crochet braid Gossamer did, I just added sections of hair to the section being pulled through the loop (if that makes sense). My ends are fairytailing so if I want to leave it in the braids I just wrap the ends around and put a clear elastic around them. I'd be interested to know what is the minimum length needed for a crochet braid

What if they crochet braided the English braid? That would chew up a lot of length; and itís not like Rapunzel canít spare the length. It would also allow lots of cross threads to poke flowers into.

HeavenlyTresses
September 23rd, 2018, 11:47 AM
Oh yes! That would definitely eat up a lot of length! I wish I had a magic Disney hairdresser to braid my hair and make it weightless :magic:

zashin66
September 24th, 2018, 12:57 PM
I have often wondered that myself! I think it's a little bit of reality with a bit more movie magic. And I think it must have weighed a ton! When you first look at it, it looks like a 3 strand braid with several micro braids woven in but there's no way it would be that short. Maybe if it was a folded braid? A crochet braid would definitely work but they showed the little girls making a 3 strand braid so :shrug: Gossamer's crochet braid is the best thing I've found for eating up the length and it is super quick and easy to do. I agree with her that, for me, it's not a long term braid with my hair texture as it tends to tangle when rubbing against my neck and back. I did try a french crochet version that turned out well. It was quick to do and distributed the weight quite well. It's the same principal as the crochet braid Gossamer did, I just added sections of hair to the section being pulled through the loop (if that makes sense). My ends are fairytailing so if I want to leave it in the braids I just wrap the ends around and put a clear elastic around them. I'd be interested to know what is the minimum length needed for a crochet braid.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33383&d=1537415992

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33382&d=1537415950

Absolutely gorgeous. Would love a tutorial so I could learn how to add the hair sections AND how to finish it off. I'm gonna try it tonight anyhow. Wish me luck. Will post a picture tomorrow

Arciela
September 24th, 2018, 01:43 PM
I have often wondered that myself! I think it's a little bit of reality with a bit more movie magic. And I think it must have weighed a ton! When you first look at it, it looks like a 3 strand braid with several micro braids woven in but there's no way it would be that short. Maybe if it was a folded braid? A crochet braid would definitely work but they showed the little girls making a 3 strand braid so :shrug: Gossamer's crochet braid is the best thing I've found for eating up the length and it is super quick and easy to do. I agree with her that, for me, it's not a long term braid with my hair texture as it tends to tangle when rubbing against my neck and back. I did try a french crochet version that turned out well. It was quick to do and distributed the weight quite well. It's the same principal as the crochet braid Gossamer did, I just added sections of hair to the section being pulled through the loop (if that makes sense). My ends are fairytailing so if I want to leave it in the braids I just wrap the ends around and put a clear elastic around them. I'd be interested to know what is the minimum length needed for a crochet braid.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33383&d=1537415992

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33382&d=1537415950

This is amazing!! Your hair looks so beautiful! I will have to give this a try when my hair gets long again :D

HeavenlyTresses
September 24th, 2018, 07:26 PM
Thank you zashin66 and Arciela! Here's what I used for a tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0NU_Ojupiw