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neko_kawaii
January 3rd, 2019, 09:26 AM
On LHC this style is attributed to AprilElf, but all records have been lost to time except for the description that this is a braid of any style that is "flipped" up from the base of nape and the tassel hidden.

My best guess is that the braid is folded back upon itself. Probably easier done at shorter lengths.

Lets see your creativity!

Kathie
January 3rd, 2019, 02:47 PM
Ive see Torrin Paige do a flip style braid. Heres the link...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND5dJXnBs2k&t=430s

I'll be back later in the month with my attempt...

Nineteenbirds
January 3rd, 2019, 03:56 PM
Just by coincidence I did this today to keep my hair out of the way for my workout. I held it up with a claw clip. I haven't tried this for working out before, and it worked really well as a workout 'do. I'm thinking of better ways to keep it up. I don't like metal bobby pins so I'll have to get creative.

AmaryllisRed
January 3rd, 2019, 06:04 PM
Could you leave a pocket at the top somehow and then stuff the braid down in?

AmaryllisRed
January 3rd, 2019, 08:56 PM
So this is what I did.

I did it like what I call a mermaid braid... which is kind of a terrible term because if you search "mermaid braid" you get a ton of different things.
Anyway, the way I mermaid braid creates a pocket at the top and I folded the braid and stuffed it down in.
No pins. Nothing but an elastic at the end of the braid and it's holding like gangbusters.
I will need this in summer!

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34958&d=1546574001

Nineteenbirds
January 3rd, 2019, 10:00 PM
Well I looked that up and it's like nothing I've ever tried before, but maybe something fun to work on. Thanks for the suggestion.

Cg
January 4th, 2019, 12:57 PM
Very pretty, Amaryllis!

My hair is a bit too long for this style so instead of braiding I ch4 and tucked. With a bit of practice I could perhaps make the result look decent.

dagny
January 4th, 2019, 12:58 PM
So this is what I did.

I did it like what I call a mermaid braid... which is kind of a terrible term because if you search "mermaid braid" you get a ton of different things.
Anyway, the way I mermaid braid creates a pocket at the top and I folded the braid and stuffed it down in.
No pins. Nothing but an elastic at the end of the braid and it's holding like gangbusters.
I will need this in summer!

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34958&d=1546574001

looks great!

I have done a braid flip variation where I do a "topsy tail" pony tail and then braid the hair. Then I flip the braid back up into the "topsy tail" part, tucking in the end. Then either pin in place or use a Flexi on top for decoration (kind of like a Gibson Tuck). It holds very well and looks far more complicated than it really is.

spidermom
January 4th, 2019, 03:17 PM
Very cool AR. I don't know what a mermaid braid is.

AmaryllisRed
January 4th, 2019, 03:35 PM
Thank you all!

Cg, what is ch4?

I couldn't find a video that showed what I mean by a mermaid braid, though I'm sure I learned it from a video in the first place! Maybe I'll make one if I can get the kid to record. :)

Cg
January 5th, 2019, 02:44 PM
....
Cg, what is ch4? ....


Crochet shorthand. I crocheted four chains using fingers as an ersatz crochet hook. Less manipulation than braiding and consumes a lot of length.

AmaryllisRed
January 5th, 2019, 03:33 PM
Crochet shorthand. I crocheted four chains using fingers as an ersatz crochet hook. Less manipulation than braiding and consumes a lot of length.

Ah, thank you! I never would have gotten that. My brain went to chemistry.

Kat
January 5th, 2019, 03:33 PM
Just by coincidence I did this today to keep my hair out of the way for my workout. I held it up with a claw clip. I haven't tried this for working out before, and it worked really well as a workout 'do. I'm thinking of better ways to keep it up. I don't like metal bobby pins so I'll have to get creative.

Plastic pins-- you can get those at Sally's, too.



Could you leave a pocket at the top somehow and then stuff the braid down in?

You could maybe just separate the hair at the top? I'll have to give it a whirl.

Usually I tuck mine up from the bottom-- like, tuck the free part all the way in. It gives me a bulge but it's not too horrid. I"ve worn it for dance competitions (if I can pin it well enough to keep it up through constant bouncing) and for band gigs (as long as it fits under my Balmoral).

Cg
January 5th, 2019, 03:34 PM
Ah, thank you! I never would have gotten that. My brain went to chemistry.

I apologize. My brain went to OFF.

AmaryllisRed
January 5th, 2019, 05:25 PM
No worries! :)
I tried to make a video explaining what I mean by "mermaid braid" but uh making videos is hard! :)
Basically I do a French braid but I ignore the hair in the middle until I get to the nape of my neck, then I add it all in. I start the braid with two strands on one side and one on the other.

Ophidian
January 6th, 2019, 05:08 AM
I think my I’m-too-lazy-to-redo-my-sleep-braid style might qualify as a braid flip, based on the original description. There is no mermaid or crochet fanciness though. When my hair was APL I would just clip it up like a peacock twist with the ends up, but now that it’s MBL, I’ve started folding my braid up and then in half towards the back of my head. It’s getting a bit too long and I have to strategically tuck the ends in but I just figure it is gradually evolving into a braided log roll :p. The base braid is a Dianyla braid, so it sits up off the back of my neck a little. I always use a medium ficarrissimo and it holds comfortably all day.

Milady_DeWinter
January 16th, 2019, 06:26 AM
I tried to do the hairstyle of the month, and I was sucessful in my first attempt! I think it can get better, but looks good enough to go like this today :) let's see if it survive 6+hours in class, pluss 1 hour minimum in the underground :lol: It has already stayed +4 hours of study this morning before pics.

Hope that you like it :) I used a couple of black spin pins and the featured lilla rose U-pins to do it (plus a mini rubber in the end of the braid)

https://i.imgur.com/L5d2T9Z.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/cMtw3zo.jpg

hollygolightly
January 16th, 2019, 01:25 PM
Ophidian I always wanted to ask you, what's the name of the bun you're wearing on your signature? disc bun? it is gorgeous!

ps: I'm sorry that this is so off-topic

femmefatale
January 19th, 2019, 06:42 AM
My unintentionally messy flipped braid
https://i.postimg.cc/Dz1S1XFK/B612-20190119-190906-468.jpg

AmaryllisRed
January 19th, 2019, 08:44 AM
My unintentionally messy flipped braid
[IG]https://i.postimg.cc/Dz1S1XFK/B612-20190119-190906-468.jpg[/IMG]

Oh that's so pretty! And I would not call that messy at all.

femmefatale
January 19th, 2019, 09:24 PM
Oh that's so pretty! And I would not call that messy at all.
Oh. thank you

femmefatale
January 19th, 2019, 10:32 PM
Oh that's so pretty! And I would not call that messy at all.
Oh. thank you

Milady_DeWinter
January 20th, 2019, 12:18 PM
femmefatale, than one looks pretty!

Here's mine again, today I went like this. It's a very comfy style, I think I'll be doing it a lot from now own! i just have to flip my braid twice around itself and secure with spin pins. Flexi is just deco.

https://i.imgur.com/jjFZp7t.jpg

AmaryllisRed
January 21st, 2019, 08:30 AM
I tried it just doing a Dutch braid and then folding it twice.
It's huge!
Three claw clips held it pretty well for a while but eventually it started to hurt and I took it down.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35126&d=1548084421

Milady_DeWinter
January 21st, 2019, 08:52 AM
I tried it just doing a Dutch braid and then folding it twice.
It's huge!
Three claw clips held it pretty well for a while but eventually it started to hurt and I took it down.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35126&d=1548084421

That looks beautiful! But, just curious, don't you fold it under the braid? That's what I do, and practically it hold by itself, with some spin pins to secure it and hide the ends :) I folded it twice that way.

AmaryllisRed
January 21st, 2019, 11:06 AM
That looks beautiful! But, just curious, don't you fold it under the braid? That's what I do, and practically it hold by itself, with some spin pins to secure it and hide the ends :) I folded it twice that way.

That would be a different style to this one, though, wouldn't it?

Edit: Yes, that would be the Tucked French braid (https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=146237), hairstyle of the month from last May.

Ophidian
January 21st, 2019, 03:39 PM
Ophidian I always wanted to ask you, what's the name of the bun you're wearing on your signature? disc bun? it is gorgeous!

ps: I'm sorry that this is so off-topic

Thank you for the compliment :flower:. It is a disc bun! Still my favorite, but I took this when I had just learned to do them and secured it with a fork against my head, which makes it look super big but I have since learned that itís more comfortable for me to slide the fork through the center of the bun without grabbing any scalp hair.

Discs and folded braids are basically the only hairstyles that are consistently comfortable and hold well for me.

Ophidian
January 21st, 2019, 03:48 PM
I tried to do the hairstyle of the month, and I was sucessful in my first attempt! I think it can get better, but looks good enough to go like this today :) let's see if it survive 6+hours in class, pluss 1 hour minimum in the underground :lol: It has already stayed +4 hours of study this morning before pics.

Hope that you like it :) I used a couple of black spin pins and the featured lilla rose U-pins to do it (plus a mini rubber in the end of the braid)

https://i.imgur.com/L5d2T9Z.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/cMtw3zo.jpg

This is lovely! Can you (or someone else with WL+ hair) tell me what you do with the tail once youíve folded the braid? Iím just creeping towards waist and I canít quite figure out how to get the last couple of inches to sit neatly behind the braid anymore.

Milady_DeWinter
January 22nd, 2019, 01:57 AM
That would be a different style to this one, though, wouldn't it?

Edit: Yes, that would be the Tucked French braid (https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=146237), hairstyle of the month from last May.

Mmm you are right :lol: oh well, I prefer it that way, my hair is quite heavy to just fold the braid and put some pins to secure it! I guess it would have gave me a headache too :ponder:


This is lovely! Can you (or someone else with WL+ hair) tell me what you do with the tail once you’ve folded the braid? I’m just creeping towards waist and I can’t quite figure out how to get the last couple of inches to sit neatly behind the braid anymore.

I just fold it again over ifself, and hide the ends under the braid too :)

Ophidian
January 24th, 2019, 07:37 PM
Thank you Milady, I probably just need to use a few pins so that it doesn’t slither out :)

Lady Stardust
January 25th, 2019, 04:34 AM
I love this hairstyle! I can’t get a decent picture of it but I’ve managed a version with my collarbone+ length hair, a French plait flipped up and tail tucked under, secured with a fork through the top. I didn’t secure the end of the plait so it’s a bit messy but just looks casual and bohemian so that’ll do me :)

It’s incredibly comfortable, I’m going to wear this a lot!

pickle2
January 27th, 2019, 03:44 PM
Hello all! This is my first post on this forum. I'm going to try to do as many hairstyles of the month as I can!

https://i.imgur.com/iKkWVEW.jpg

I think it looks pretty, but the weight distribution felt weird and I took it out after half an hour.

languagenut
January 27th, 2019, 07:50 PM
Hello all! This is my first post on this forum. I'm going to try to do as many hairstyles of the month as I can!

[image snipped for space]

I think it looks pretty, but the weight distribution felt weird and I took it out after half an hour.

Welcome to the forum! :) Nice braid!

AmaryllisRed
January 27th, 2019, 08:17 PM
Welcome, pickle! and nice braid!

Learning different hairstyles is one of my favorite things about the LHC. Definitely check out the Hairstyle Thesaurus, too, if you haven't already. I think all the Styles of the Month are there and so many more.

neko_kawaii
January 27th, 2019, 09:03 PM
Welcome, pickle! and nice braid!

Learning different hairstyles is one of my favorite things about the LHC. Definitely check out the Hairstyle Thesaurus, too, if you haven't already. I think all the Styles of the Month are there and so many more.

And if anything is missing or broken, let us know via the report option!

I have a spreadsheet of the Thesaurus, and to pick the next Style I sort it by Style of the Month, and look at the styles that haven't been used yet. Still lots to go!

AmaryllisRed
January 27th, 2019, 09:17 PM
And I have spreadsheets based off of the thesaurus! I use the thesaurus several times a week. It's seriously the best.

priinnz
January 29th, 2019, 04:18 PM
My unintentionally messy flipped braid
https://i.postimg.cc/Dz1S1XFK/B612-20190119-190906-468.jpg

beautiful pic there. I never thought black hair could look so shiny. What did you tuck it in with? Bobby pins?

lithostoic
February 1st, 2019, 04:26 PM
Well it's February 1st but I did it haha. My barrette wasn't big enough to hold it all in one spot so I spread it out and liked the results. My boss even said to me this morning "You did your hair!" :)

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/50964957_2484923761524361_6929134029274873856_o.jp g?_nc_cat=110&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=b2d47517711d8100dbd0dc15522e0ae1&oe=5CBB4BA4

Shorty89
February 6th, 2019, 11:43 AM
My braid flip. I had a hard time with the three strand one, I kept on having my braid tail poke out, so I did a four strand and it worked fairly well.

https://i.imgur.com/ihomz3J.jpg

lithostoic
February 6th, 2019, 01:57 PM
Very nice!

Groovy Granny
February 6th, 2019, 04:29 PM
Sp pretty everyone :crush:

I USED to do this back in the 70's ~ it was my go-to style to wear under my nurses cap with my WL hair ;)

But now with my wispiness, even @ TBL there isn't much to work with = epic fail :lol:

I get a wimpy braided bun at best :shrug:

Hailey
February 26th, 2019, 10:06 PM
looks good !

Neoma
February 27th, 2019, 08:46 PM
These styles look very much like the French antenna braid (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_M_oSwRKfc), which is one of my favorite styles. I often secure it with a Ficcare near the top instead of hairsticks.

Hailey
February 28th, 2019, 01:22 PM
i love this