View Full Version : "The Nifty" Braid.

May 3rd, 2010, 03:55 PM
Hi all,

I don't know if this has been posted before (maybe the person who did it was a LHC member?) but I thought it looked really cool and wanted to share!

The Nifty Braid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23T5rHQlPwQ&feature=related)

Hope someone finds this interesting and helpful!

May 3rd, 2010, 04:00 PM
Love it! Can't wait to try it on my DD's hair! Mine is too short and thin!

May 3rd, 2010, 04:02 PM
I've done that one a few times. It actually comes out looking quite elegant if you don't pull the sections quite as tight as she does in the video.

May 3rd, 2010, 04:10 PM
Yes, I've seen it before!

It looks nice, doesn't it? And it looks more complicated than it is!

It would be interesting to see what it looked like if it was made into an updo.

May 3rd, 2010, 04:17 PM
Love it! Can't wait to try it on my DD's hair! Mine is too short and thin!

I know, mines too short to do it yet either! I think I can only get two bumps when I braid my hair now, so it would probably just look like I messed up the braid! :o

Crazy Diamond
May 3rd, 2010, 04:22 PM
ouu I like that one, guess I'm gonna try that for tomorrow

May 3rd, 2010, 04:26 PM
We should try it and post pictures.

May 3rd, 2010, 05:02 PM
We should try it and post pictures.

Oooo yes! Pictures please if you do it!

May 4th, 2010, 06:45 AM
I hope you guys do, that is a really cool looking braid!

May 4th, 2010, 07:13 AM
I've seen that before, it looks cool. :cool: I haven't tried it, I think it's maybe a bit demaging.

May 4th, 2010, 07:16 AM
I seen that on youtube and really wanted to try it, to bad me hair isn't even long enought to make one bumped braid. Rats!

May 4th, 2010, 07:53 AM
Thanks alot for sharing this. I really love it. It's neat and simple to do :)

May 4th, 2010, 08:23 AM
thanks for sharring! I think it looks cool and it would look even more cool in a bun. I just think it looks a bit damaging.

May 4th, 2010, 08:49 AM
Deceptive simplicity, my favorite! And it looks great. I'm trying it soon.

August 24th, 2010, 03:04 AM
I can't figure this out. Any hints? I can't get it to look all zig-zaggy.

August 24th, 2010, 03:17 AM
I can't figure this out. Any hints? I can't get it to look all zig-zaggy.

It's just basically a 3-strand English braid, but with two small strands and one big strand. This, by it's own, should already give you a zig-zag pattern. But to exaggerate the pattern you can pull the smaller strands tighter and the big strand more loosely. HTH!

August 24th, 2010, 03:50 AM
After my hair dries I will try this.

August 24th, 2010, 06:54 AM
OK, so I looked at this and decided to give it a try...

Two Nifty braids, and bunned into a sort of two-stranded cinnabun:

http://a.imageshack.us/img163/2867/niftybraid.jpg http://a.imageshack.us/img838/6593/niftybraidbun.jpg

I didn't pull the two smaller strands as tight as the girl in the video because a) I felt it was a bit damaging to pull so much as my hair, and b) it makes the braid more 'fluffy' (full of fly-aways), at least with my curly hair.

Still, I like it and I think I'll be doing it often, specially for updoes!


August 24th, 2010, 07:35 AM
I missed this thread when it was going a few months ago. Very cool braid. I'm going to try it.

August 24th, 2010, 08:13 AM
I love how that came out!

August 26th, 2010, 11:06 AM
Maybe I could try doing a lace braid with that... since i always section my hair unevenly! Hm.. should try that. It looks good just as a braid too, kind of funky and different.

August 27th, 2010, 03:53 PM
Thanks for posting!

Happy Hair Growing!

September 4th, 2010, 03:35 PM
I cannot get this to look right to save my life. I think my hair is just too frizzy.