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neko_kawaii
March 1st, 2019, 12:30 PM
First there was the Rope Braid, two strands twisted together. Then there was the Hawser Braid, two Rope Braids twisted together. Now you have the Cable Braid, two Hawser Braids twisted together.

Go eat up some length!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U3oHm8I-gs

lapushka
March 1st, 2019, 02:57 PM
Neat one! :D

TatsuOni
March 3rd, 2019, 04:18 AM
Fun hairstyle that was easy to do! :)

https://cdn1.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/11_5c7bb7ad9606ee18994bb999.jpg

https://cdn2.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/22_5c7bb7aa2a6b22b87ff8d04b.jpg

https://cdn3.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/33_5c7bb7a7e087c37fc7c7b831.jpg

eresh
March 3rd, 2019, 06:43 AM
Beautiful TatsuOni!

I think I will try this the coming week too.
Just have to find some time to do all the ropes.

Cg
March 3rd, 2019, 07:58 AM
Very pretty!

lithostoic
March 3rd, 2019, 08:59 AM
Right now I'm wearing a hawser tucked into a claw clip. I fear the intricacy of the cable would be lost in the thinness of my hair.

spitfire511
March 3rd, 2019, 10:45 AM
GAh! I am going to get DD to let me try to do this to her hair - I can't do it to mine! (I wish I could do it to her best friend with INCREDIBLE hair that is thigh length... she's coming over today.... hmmmmmm )

TatsuOni
March 3rd, 2019, 01:20 PM
Beautiful TatsuOni!

I think I will try this the coming week too.
Just have to find some time to do all the ropes.

Thank you! :blossom:

eresh
March 5th, 2019, 07:53 AM
I tried, but it was no success.

4 ropes
https://i.imgur.com/HQWFLmbl.jpg

2 hawsers (did I wrap them the wrong way perhaps??)
https://i.imgur.com/rLyl9cEl.jpg

1 cable....it kept unwinding, even with an elastic at the bottom...
https://i.imgur.com/Q8JIo7zl.jpg

I twisted it tight to bun it, but didn't really like it
https://i.imgur.com/c0EZx2Tl.jpg

Then took it all out and went for my good old friend the simple braided bun
https://i.imgur.com/7QOi4FIl.jpg

:o

lapushka
March 5th, 2019, 08:01 AM
Tatsu, amazing!

eresh, it's still pretty all wound up into a bun, though. :) :o

That is so odd; maybe you did twist the wrong way? Must be, right?

eresh
March 5th, 2019, 08:08 AM
Yes I think I wrapped the hawsers the wrong way

ravenheather
March 5th, 2019, 10:08 AM
Not enough hair to do this one, but I love it.

TatsuOni
March 5th, 2019, 10:12 AM
I tried, but it was no success.

4 ropes
https://i.imgur.com/HQWFLmbl.jpg

2 hawsers (did I wrap them the wrong way perhaps??)
https://i.imgur.com/rLyl9cEl.jpg

1 cable....it kept unwinding, even with an elastic at the bottom...
https://i.imgur.com/Q8JIo7zl.jpg

I twisted it tight to bun it, but didn't really like it
https://i.imgur.com/c0EZx2Tl.jpg

Then took it all out and went for my good old friend the simple braided bun
https://i.imgur.com/7QOi4FIl.jpg

:o

It looks as if you wrapped them in the wrong direction, because when I wrapped my first braids together, they no longer looked like rope braids.


Tatsu, amazing!

eresh, it's still pretty all wound up into a bun, though. :) :o

That is so odd; maybe you did twist the wrong way? Must be, right?

Thank you! :flower:

Konfitura
March 6th, 2019, 11:19 AM
I tried it on my thin hair - braided and bunned. Feels secure, but I guess I could'nt wear it for like all day - this ponytail holder feels too tight already :rolleyes:



https://i.imgur.com/DN1p6sb.jpg

neko_kawaii
March 6th, 2019, 11:47 AM
I tried it on my thin hair - braided and bunned. Feels secure, but I guess I could'nt wear it for like all day - this ponytail holder feels too tight already :rolleyes:


One trick I've found for the majority of styles that start with a ponytail but end in multiple braids is to remove the elastic once the braiding is done. Think of the elastic as a temporary holder.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7905/47301708211_01c17099a8.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2f4TBTi)

I didn't braid all the way to the ends. My rope braids were probably only half the length. When I made the Hawsers I continued as rope braids past the stopping point of the original rope braids and so on with the Cable. I also had trouble with having twisted something the wrong way and ropes coming undone when twisted into the next step. I think I twisted that part in the direction that kept it twisted. The problem was not visible in the final product.

eresh
March 6th, 2019, 02:01 PM
Looks great Konfitura and Neko_Kawaii!

TatsuOni
March 7th, 2019, 08:42 AM
It looks great Konfitura and Neko! :)

I usually just skip the ponytail, whenever I do a hairstyle that's supposed to start with a ponytail base. I've made two hairstyles with a ponytail base in 2,5 years :p

Konfitura
March 9th, 2019, 05:05 AM
Thanks Tatsu and eresh!

One trick I've found for the majority of styles that start with a ponytail but end in multiple braids is to remove the elastic once the braiding is done. Think of the elastic as a temporary holder.

Good tip! I thing I might try it. Also your bun looks lovely :)

AmaryllisRed
March 10th, 2019, 01:30 PM
Four rope braids:

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35914&d=1552245811

Two hawsers:

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35915&d=1552245848

Cable braid (two views):

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35916&d=1552245883
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35917&d=1552245915

Then I put it through the loops and made a bun, sort of like an Elling woman.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35918&d=1552245942

TatsuOni
March 11th, 2019, 10:38 AM
Beautiful Amaryllis! :)

eresh
March 11th, 2019, 10:40 AM
Looks great Amaryllis :o

AmaryllisRed
March 11th, 2019, 11:11 AM
Beautiful Amaryllis! :)


Looks great Amaryllis :o

Thank you both!

Haziel
March 28th, 2019, 02:35 PM
How do you do a rope braid behind your back and make it turn out?! HELP! I SO WANT TO DO THIS!!

AmaryllisRed
March 28th, 2019, 07:11 PM
How do you do a rope braid behind your back and make it turn out?! HELP! I SO WANT TO DO THIS!!

I pull them over my shoulder as soon as I can.

Kat
March 28th, 2019, 07:20 PM
All of this terminology is confusing to me! To me, a "cable" braid is two rope braids twisted together-- because the way I finally figured out how rope braids work was when I learned to spin yarn and realized: a rope braid is just hair spun and plied. Since "cabled" yarn is regular (spun and plied) yarn re-plied, then I think of a cable braid the same way. (And then what is called a "cable" braid here would, to me, just be another cable braid, maybe I'd consider it "double-cabled.") I love a cable braid, but even a single rope braid is too taxing for me to want to do very often (I get hand cramps from trying to grip each section tightly enough to maintain the twist and yet also twist the strands together, so I'm unlikely to want to do it to even create two rope braids, let alone a third time to create a "hawser" braid... and I certainly don't want to do it 7 times to get a "cable" braid!) (I also find that rope braids both like to make my hair more tangly than a regular braid-- probably because my hair likes to hold onto twist once I put it in-- and also tend to have little shreddy bits pull out more than a regular braid.)



Yes I think I wrapped the hawsers the wrong way

Yup. Your rope braids are all Z-twist, but the Hawser braids are also Z-twist... and they should be S-twist. A hawser and cable braid will look elaborately woven/braided, not at all like there was any twisting involved. They're still pretty, though!



It looks great Konfitura and Neko! :)

I usually just skip the ponytail, whenever I do a hairstyle that's supposed to start with a ponytail base. I've made two hairstyles with a ponytail base in 2,5 years :p

I simply can't do them. If I try to put in a high ponytail, it immediately sags and I've yet to find a way to keep it from doing so (it's partly because I can't get the elastic tight enough; if it's tight enough to hold the hair in the ponytail, it's too tight to double the hair through for the ponytail). So, if I do a hairstyle that starts with a ponytail base, I have lie on the bed on my back with my head hanging off and then do the ponytail and the style, so gravity keeps the ponytail where it should be. And that is literally a pain in the neck (and arms/shoulders, especially since I'm usually in the position for a long time because I probably need to do a ponytail start because I'm doing at least two braids), so I avoid it.



How do you do a rope braid behind your back and make it turn out?! HELP! I SO WANT TO DO THIS!!

Verrrrrry carefully. That is, I always start my braids behind my back but bring them around in front when they're long enough (both so I can see what I'm doing and because my arms aren't long enough to continue in the back)... which means I have to be careful not to mess up the orientation when I bring it around front. Is that what you mean? It just requires careful maneuvering and keeping track of what your strands were doing as they track around to the front. (And I won't lie, I still sometimes mess it up, with every kind of braid.)

Haziel
March 29th, 2019, 12:50 PM
Thanks for the tips, I now am wearing a beautiful rope braid, thanks so much. Now that I've mastered the basics I can move on to the cable!

Kat
March 29th, 2019, 05:54 PM
Cable, IMO, is easier than rope, because you're not working with loose strands of hair-- I find it a lot easier to be working with hair that's already rope-braided.