View Full Version : Everyone remember that beautiful gorgeous braided in rope?

May 1st, 2008, 08:57 AM
Like that French braiding thing or Dutch, but then with a rope braid?

I decided to give that a go, and managed to come up with something very remotely resembling it. :lol:

Did anyone else give it a try?

Here is my attempt in any case.. not much, but hey.. it is the very first!

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/2407/ingevlochtenroperu1.th.jpg (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ingevlochtenroperu1.jpg)

You may all laugh now hihi, I sure did hehehe

May 1st, 2008, 09:07 AM
That's pretty good for a first try. I am finding that I am having a hard time reaching behind my head long enough to so a low braid. I used to french braid my hair for my waitressing job all the time, when I was a teen. I find its much harder for me to work behind my head now.

May 1st, 2008, 09:14 AM
I've been doing that French rope braids for quite a while. I think that it's a fairly easy style once you get your fingers trained and it is always impressive. I have some pictures of my hair that way--one from Dec 05 and one from last summer. I haven't taken any pictures beyond that but I have been wearing it fairly often. Excuse the second one being a bit messy. I was really hot and that picture was later in the day.



May 1st, 2008, 09:33 AM
Wow magicatt, that looks great!

Florida Mom
May 1st, 2008, 09:43 AM
Oh that's beautiful! I tried a regular rope braid the other day = and it barely stayed in! Kudos to eadwine and magicatt for making such gorgeous feench rope braids!!! I'm jealous!!!

May 1st, 2008, 09:44 AM
Lucky you!! I couldn't do a rope anything to save my life. I am just not graceful in any manner esp with my hands :lol:

May 1st, 2008, 09:44 AM
I cannot do a rope braid to save my life. LOL

OMG! Lora! You owe me a coke!

May 1st, 2008, 10:19 AM
Mine looks like a MESS compared to magicatt's :lol: But thanks :)

May 1st, 2008, 10:24 AM
magicatt: Those are beautiful! And eadwine that really isn't bad for a first try. The only problem is that it's a wee bit off centre, but certainly better than I'd manage xD. It's certainly presentable, in any case (unlike most of my braiding experiments).

May 1st, 2008, 10:33 AM
Oh that's one of my favorite braids! Here's one from last year:


I haven't worn it in a while, though--I keep cutting the layers back into my hair because I like how my hair curls when layered, but they make this braid especially messy.

ETA: Oops--that's huge! Trying to resize in Photobucket now...

May 1st, 2008, 10:41 AM
Very nice! I may have to try this, it looks really cool.

May 1st, 2008, 10:44 AM
TwirlyTresses: wow! Just wow!

florenonite: Thanks! Yeah It is harder to center this one than a French or Dutch braid, that is for sure!

Thanks everyone else.. and to those who want to try, do! Will be fun :)

May 1st, 2008, 10:50 AM
TwirlyTresses wow! That's beautiful. :) They all are it's going to take a while before my hair will be long enough though.

May 1st, 2008, 10:57 AM
I can do those as pigtails, but not as one braid. I'm persevering, though!

Just one question: how do you get it to keep twisting once you've got all the hair in? Surely it just twists out?

Ohio Sky
May 1st, 2008, 11:22 AM
DD4 loves this braid, and it looks good in her hair, but I have not been brave enough to try it on myself. I dont have a mirror anywhere where I can see what Im doing behind my own head and everything always comes out off center.

May 1st, 2008, 12:15 PM
Just one question: how do you get it to keep twisting once you've got all the hair in? Surely it just twists out?
Not if you twist the two sections around each other in the opposite direction of the section's twist direction.

May 1st, 2008, 12:52 PM
I was wondering, do you add hair from each side to both strands at once, or do you tilt your head to the side and sweep your hair over to one side and only add hair to the one side? I ask because this is the reason I find two braids easier than one, because I add to the side on the bottom, which is easier than adding to both.

May 1st, 2008, 01:03 PM
I added from both sides, one side at a time.

May 1st, 2008, 06:22 PM
Thanks for all the lovely compliments. :)

I added from both sides at the same time too. The best way to get good at this style, I found, was to use it as my bedtime braid. If you do it for a bunch of nights in a row, your hands start knowing what to do on their own.

May 1st, 2008, 06:44 PM
Wow I could never do that on myself if its gonna look good. I love this braid, it looks unique.

May 1st, 2008, 06:49 PM
Oh I love it! I think you did a great job for your first time! I'm so bad with braids, but I keep trying!

May 2nd, 2008, 03:25 AM
I've tried it once, long time ago, and I think it doesn't look good on me due to the amount of hair. You hardly can see any swirls just because of the thickness. I also had some layers jumping out. Still have a picture of it, I think, but I'm too embarrassed too show it! :o
Hmm, but maybe I'll try it again someday!

May 2nd, 2008, 07:39 AM
they all look great, is the principle in doing them the same as french/dutch braids? just keep taking from the sides?

May 2nd, 2008, 08:35 AM


There you go. :) It went better this time. I quite like it.

May 2nd, 2008, 02:59 PM
Same principle, just take from both sides and keep on twisting. Phalaenopsis, that looks wonderful!

May 2nd, 2008, 03:01 PM
I can do regular french and dutch braids but anything rope escapes my abilities. Those are some really nice pictures :flowers:

May 3rd, 2008, 03:51 AM
[QUOTE=Florida Mom;90580]Oh that's beautiful! I tried a regular rope braid the other day = and it barely stayed in! Kudos to eadwine and magicatt for making such gorgeous feench rope braids!!!

Just what I wanted to say.

May 3rd, 2008, 05:57 AM
Thanks Sahiba :)

May 3rd, 2008, 07:03 AM
Oh, how lovely! I can't do french braids or ropes to save my life, but they are so pretty. And TwirlyTresses, what shine!!

May 3rd, 2008, 07:26 AM
Looks good!
I've never tried this.
Tomorrow wash night, I might try it afterwards when my hair is wet.