View Full Version : Ropebraids, showing good growth over almost a year!

April 26th, 2008, 04:29 AM
On the 29th of June 2007 I made my first rope braid, it looked like this:

http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/3379/ropebraidet4.th.jpg (http://img329.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ropebraidet4.jpg)

Now I have made another one, which I have rolled up to a bun after this picture was taken (that was a NO WAY back then):

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/2688/ropebraidey0.th.jpg (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ropebraidey0.jpg)

The top one was taken from dead behind, the second on taken from the top down as I was holding the camera myself, but these two are the first pictures next to each other that TRULY show my progress!


April 26th, 2008, 04:37 AM
Wow! You've nearly doubled the number of braid bumps (yes, I counted. 4 in the first one, 7 in the second). That's amazing!

April 26th, 2008, 04:39 AM
Yeah, and by the looks I did them equally tightly. The only difference is that the second one is freshly washed damp hair.

The tassel on the latter is shorter though, so you should subtract one bump ;)

April 26th, 2008, 04:44 AM
I suppose that's true. Now you have 1 1/2 times as many bumps :)

April 26th, 2008, 07:15 PM
that is really good growth for one year's time...keep up whatever you are doing cause it must be working
where can you find instructions for a rope braid? I can do a regular three strand braid and just learned how to french braid. I seem to prefer braids over buns except for church.

April 26th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Beautiful! Lots of growth and I'm very envious of your rope braid.

April 26th, 2008, 07:27 PM
I should put these in the articles section.. I know.

You can find instructions here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94eruaEMzVM

I just put the thing in a bun afterward. :)

April 26th, 2008, 07:46 PM
eadwine - thanks for the video link! I am definately gonna try this.

April 26th, 2008, 07:48 PM
Good luck! :) Do share the results with us :)

Rheia Althia
April 26th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Very nice.
I'm going to have to try that braid again. Every time I try it, it un-twists all on it's own.

April 27th, 2008, 02:07 AM
That is because you are likely winding the two big strands in the same direction as you twisted them. Try winding them the opposite way :)

Rheia Althia
April 28th, 2008, 06:30 AM
Aha! I never thought of it that way!

April 28th, 2008, 05:01 PM
Great growth yayy!

April 29th, 2008, 11:13 AM
Thanks Ella! :D