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neko_kawaii
December 1st, 2019, 08:02 AM
Something fancy to practice for the fast approaching holiday parties!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOKOyct5UqI

lapushka
December 1st, 2019, 08:42 AM
My hair would be such a mess. I'll skip braiding. In fact I skip most styles, I know. I'm a one type of bun girl, that's it. :lol:

But I can't wait to see what you guys all come up with! :D

jane_marie
December 1st, 2019, 09:24 AM
Oof. Okay, that's gorgeous and I'm pretty sure it would add interest while serving to eat up thickness and layers so that I can bun.

Challenge accepted.

AmaryllisRed
December 1st, 2019, 04:42 PM
I need to play with this more 'cause I really like how it looks. This is my first attempt and I didn't do it exactly like the tutorial because I couldn't follow it and I need to watch it again. I just wove hair while watching TV.
But I googled "basketweave braid" and there are so many pretty options.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39243&d=1575243542

Edit: Then I bunned it.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39244&d=1575245191

lapushka
December 2nd, 2019, 05:34 AM
I need to play with this more 'cause I really like how it looks. This is my first attempt and I didn't do it exactly like the tutorial because I couldn't follow it and I need to watch it again. I just wove hair while watching TV.
But I googled "basketweave braid" and there are so many pretty options.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39243&d=1575243542

Edit: Then I bunned it.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39244&d=1575245191

Aaaaaw that is so pretty! :D

HaMalka
December 2nd, 2019, 07:08 AM
That's very pretty, AmaryllisRed. Your weave look so neat.

Here my attempt on someone else. I have a hard enough time doing a french braid on myself I wasn't about to try this on me. I also didn't follow the tutorial, and instead went with doing a whole head.

In progress:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39269&d=1575295385


Completed:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39268&d=1575295232


I like it better before the weave gets scrunched at the ends.


ETA: Why are the pictures such different sizes?

jane_marie
December 2nd, 2019, 07:18 AM
I need to play with this more 'cause I really like how it looks. This is my first attempt and I didn't do it exactly like the tutorial because I couldn't follow it and I need to watch it again. I just wove hair while watching TV.
But I googled "basketweave braid" and there are so many pretty options. [/IMG]



Here my attempt on someone else. I have a hard enough time doing a french braid on myself I wasn't about to try this on me. I also didn't follow the tutorial, and instead went with doing a whole head.

I like it better before the weave gets scrunched at the ends.

Both of these are gorgeous! :thud:

AmaryllisRed
December 2nd, 2019, 08:44 AM
Thank you, all!
I am hoping to convince my older daughter to let me try something on her, but she's gotten picky about which styles she'll let me try. :)

bparnell75
December 2nd, 2019, 10:29 AM
I can't even french braid decently but I will be watching you who can do.

HaMalka
December 2nd, 2019, 07:04 PM
Both of these are gorgeous! :thud:

Thank you!

Elodea
December 2nd, 2019, 07:07 PM
Wow, HaMalka, very nice! Maybe to minimize the scrunching at the end to some extent, separate it into two (or more?) sections and just do a regular braid with the rest of the length for each section?

I do not want to attempt style this on myself; while I'm fairly competent with braids, I think I'd get more tangles than I want to deal with in the process of trying to do this one, not to mention taking it out eventually.

ETA: Hm, I just realized, I bet this style would be more difficult on curly hair with regards to tangles. Plus, maybe the weaving wouldn't show up as well either?

AmaryllisRed
December 2nd, 2019, 08:22 PM
Wow, HaMalka, very nice! Maybe to minimize the scrunching at the end to some extent, separate it into two (or more?) sections and just do a regular braid with the rest of the length for each section?

I do not want to attempt style this on myself; while I'm fairly competent with braids, I think I'd get more tangles than I want to deal with in the process of trying to do this one, not to mention taking it out eventually.

ETA: Hm, I just realized, I bet this style would be more difficult on curly hair with regards to tangles. Plus, maybe the weaving wouldn't show up as well either?

Yes to tangles. I didn't undo the weaving carefully and I did get some tangles. Next time I'll un-weave step by step.

giraff
December 3rd, 2019, 08:21 AM
That's very pretty, AmaryllisRed. Your weave look so neat.

Here my attempt on someone else. I have a hard enough time doing a french braid on myself I wasn't about to try this on me. I also didn't follow the tutorial, and instead went with doing a whole head.

In progress:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39269&d=1575295385


Wow, that's beautiful! Here's me practicing :laugh: I'm not sure if my shorter layers are ready for this style..

https://i.imgur.com/oQHNwY0.jpg

Shorty89
December 3rd, 2019, 10:31 AM
That's gorgeous! I don't know if I can do that on myself though. I might need to find a guinea pig. :lol:

lapushka
December 3rd, 2019, 11:08 AM
HaMalka, that's some weave! :D :cheer:

giraff, practice makes perfect, you've made a great start!!! Once braids on yourself are "in your fingers", there will be no stopping you! :D

neko_kawaii
December 6th, 2019, 01:29 PM
Nicely done everyone!
I finally got around to attempting this myself and after struggling with separating sections on the first version (hello knee length hair!) I went with the second version and did a creditable weave, but it didn't photo well. *sigh* I bet if I did it on my right side where I have more silvers that would give me the color variation needed to see the different sections, but I'm not as good at working on that side as on the left. Photos next time I do a photo transfer off the real camera.

giraff
December 6th, 2019, 04:32 PM
Slowly starting to get a grip of it now! Next step is to include it in a proper updo.

https://i.imgur.com/UhgWzn7.jpg

AmaryllisRed
December 6th, 2019, 05:12 PM
Hey, you can really see the weaving pattern there, giraff! Nice job!

ExpectoPatronum
December 6th, 2019, 06:52 PM
I love how this looks on everyone who's attempted it!

I'm a bit afraid to try it myself. The only braid I can do is dutch and even that can be a struggle at times. I'll continue to admire from afar :)

giraff
December 7th, 2019, 04:50 AM
Hey, you can really see the weaving pattern there, giraff! Nice job!

Thank you! :heartbeat It took some practicing, but I think it looks a lot better now!

HaMalka
December 7th, 2019, 08:12 PM
Thanks y'all


giraff, that's looking good.

Elodea, That might work. It also might need many more braids. Or stopping the weave a bit higher up so I am not taking sections closer in than the previous new section..

lapushka
December 8th, 2019, 05:11 AM
giraff, you did an amazing job!

giraff
December 8th, 2019, 05:42 AM
HaMalka and lapushka thank you both!

I'm very open to ideas on how to include it in an updo, by the way. I have shoulder length hair :)

Kat
December 8th, 2019, 01:16 PM
I like it better before the weave gets scrunched at the ends.

I do, too. I wonder if you could tie off the ends with those little clear elastics-- you'd have to fasten two sections together to keep it from unweaving, I think-- and then just leave it loose?


No way could I ever do this on myself, either, although I'd love to... it's so pretty. A five-strand braid is my limit-- once I run out of notches between my fingers to stick sections in, I can't do any more. There's no way I could do what she does, which is just let some sections go to combine and then be able to easily re-separate them. It would be hard enough to keep them separated/from tangling together even if I had a finger between each.

And unweaving at the end... oh, no. I have a hard enough time with multi-strand, and 3-strand French, braids in getting the tangles out as I unbraid.

Kat
December 8th, 2019, 01:19 PM
HaMalka and lapushka thank you both!

I'm very open to ideas on how to include it in an updo, by the way. I have shoulder length hair :)

I think any kind of updo would hide it, unless it was a very low like a Gibson tuck, or unless you started it right at the hairline. But with your length of hair, you could basketweave it, ponytail the rest, and tuck the ponytail under?

giraff
December 8th, 2019, 04:08 PM
I think any kind of updo would hide it, unless it was a very low like a Gibson tuck, or unless you started it right at the hairline. But with your length of hair, you could basketweave it, ponytail the rest, and tuck the ponytail under?

I'll try that next time! I tried to do tiny braids from the front like she did it, but it didn't really look great on me. Thank you for replying :)

HaMalka
December 8th, 2019, 10:42 PM
I do, too. I wonder if you could tie off the ends with those little clear elastics-- you'd have to fasten two sections together to keep it from unweaving, I think-- and then just leave it loose?


Thank you for the suggestion. My main braid model dislikes having her hair loose if she is going to be doing anything, but that could be an option if I got a different model to sit still for me. It would definitely not be an option if I tried this braid on my own hair.



HaMalka and lapushka thank you both!

I'm very open to ideas on how to include it in an updo, by the way. I have shoulder length hair :)

googling basket weave braid gives a variety of looks. For example doing the basket weave starting at the hairline as a headband could work if your hair is long enough to cross over your head and then pinning up your ends as you usually would.

arc691 did this braid as well. If you look the pictures she takes the ends of the basket weave and buns some of them. Maybe that would work at your length if you did a couple of buns?
http://691superlonghair.blogspot.com/2018/09/basket-weave-hairstyle.html

I can't tell how long the models hair is, but this tutorial might be useful to you though you might have a shorter end braid.
https://www.princesshairstyles.com/2012/06/basket-weave-braid-woven-bun-hairstyle.html

I can't really recall what worked at shoulder length other than teeny tiny sections.

Arciela
December 9th, 2019, 06:03 PM
giraff - it looks so good! Wow :flower:

HaMalka - that looks awesome too!!

neko_kawaii
December 10th, 2019, 06:38 PM
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49195665267_7357a43e1a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hXfDki)
It just all kind of melted into itself. *sigh*

HaMalka
December 11th, 2019, 12:38 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions to keep it from scrunching. What I went with this time was putting each strand into a french braid after finishing the basket weave. This keeps them in place and separate though I still need some practice at it. Sorry for the poor quality of this photo.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39346&d=1576092880

giraff
December 11th, 2019, 03:19 PM
It just all kind of melted into itself. *sigh*

I can still see it! I had similar issues.



Thanks for all the suggestions to keep it from scrunching. What I went with this time was putting each strand into a french braid after finishing the basket weave. This keeps them in place and separate though I still need some practice at it. Sorry for the poor quality of this photo.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39346&d=1576092880

That's creative! It looks lovely. I don't think I'm able to do that on myself, though..

Prerna23
December 21st, 2019, 11:41 AM
Definitely going to try it..

desisparkles
December 30th, 2019, 02:09 PM
congrats to all the beautiful accomplishments of this braid. I tried it once and my hair tried to punch me.

doorgedraaid
February 19th, 2020, 02:57 PM
That's so gorgeous! I love her channel so much, especially the historical hairstyles! Even though I don't have the length to do most of them haha