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Lunnafindel
December 14th, 2010, 01:24 PM
So, as the now Rapunzel-obsessed girl that I am, I spent most of the second viewing of Disney's Tangled working out the crazy braid she has in the city.
Now, I know that it's impossible, both because her hair is impossibly long and because the braid itself defies the laws of physics, but I wanted to try anyway.
Here's the original (the best picture I could find, they didn't have any details of the braid, and the flowers sort of obscure the braid, but trust me, it looks like mine...sort of):
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6812&pictureid=90532

Here's mine:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6812&pictureid=90533

And these are the instructions:
Step 1
part hair in an extreme side part (to recreate that almost-bangs swoosh she has), then divide hair into 3 parts, as if you were making a braid. Tie off the two side parts with hair ties, and then braid two accent braids from the bottom of the middle section.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6812&pictureid=90531

Step 2
Braid the middle section.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6812&pictureid=90530

Step 3
Now, section off the bottom of the side sections so you have a large top section and a small bottom section, and tie off the bottom part of the left side (it doesn't really matter, just choose one) and the top part on the right side.

Step 4
Start a dutch braid with the top section of the left side and continue across the head to the bottom section of the right side.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6812&pictureid=90529

Step 5
Repeat with the right side.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6812&pictureid=90526

Step 6
Begin braiding the three big braids together, adding the two accent braids in a little later. Finish the braid and tie it off.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6812&pictureid=90523

Step 7
Sing and see if it glows!

natatatt
December 14th, 2010, 01:26 PM
Oh I was so excited for this, but I can't see the images :(

Lunnafindel
December 14th, 2010, 01:30 PM
Sorry natatatt, the pictures are from my album, and you can't see album pictures until you post 25 times. Wait a while, then come back.

LisaMonster
December 14th, 2010, 01:33 PM
That looks awesome! I wonder if my hair is long enough...

Kristin
December 14th, 2010, 01:55 PM
Very pretty! Nice work!

erika_d
December 14th, 2010, 01:58 PM
Wow-that is [I]beautiful[I]!!!! You've inspired me! Now I can't wait until I can do that!!!

Inchworm
December 14th, 2010, 02:13 PM
i love rapenzel...just saying.

xovictoryxo
December 14th, 2010, 02:23 PM
pretty!!! thanks for the post!

bunzfan
December 14th, 2010, 02:27 PM
Wow that's beautiful and very creative of you...wish my hair was long enough.

marzipanthecat
December 14th, 2010, 02:30 PM
That is wonderful - thank you for the instructions.

My hair is too thin to do this now, though! (I really ought to update my profile picture...)

ButterCup02
December 14th, 2010, 02:37 PM
Cute! I love it! I loved the braid in the movie too. You just need the flowers and you'd be a brunette Rapunzel :)

restourceful
December 14th, 2010, 02:48 PM
Awesome! When I saw the braid in the movie my mouth dropped open :agape: and DH laughed out loud. I can't wait to try this, even though I know mine won't look as fabulous as yours!

Chibbylick
December 14th, 2010, 02:52 PM
Wow, good job!

Tia2010
December 14th, 2010, 02:53 PM
That looks great ! I can't even manage a decent single braid yet , but wow ! I think may have to go see the movie now too :D

PineappleJello
December 14th, 2010, 03:18 PM
Your hair looks awesome in that style!

Vorvolaka
December 14th, 2010, 03:44 PM
That's amazing!

Question: does the dutch braid pull at the hair on the bottom when it's been incorporated?

Sheltie_Momma
December 14th, 2010, 03:45 PM
This is so fun and beautiful - love it. Your cap sleeve dress and stone wall in the background are even perfect too! :)

I am going to try this, although mine will be brown and not as long...

yellowchariot
December 14th, 2010, 03:47 PM
^ Now that is one stunning and jaw-dropping braid! Excellent show-how guide!

I give it: :thumbsup::thumbsup::rockerdud:rockerdud

mellie89
December 14th, 2010, 03:54 PM
That is gorgeous! I too spent most of the movie gawking at Rapunzel's hair, especially that braid!

Torrin Paige has another interpretation of the braid on her YouTube channel. It's pretty similar to yours, with the two braids coming down from either side, the English braid in the center, and the tiny accent braids. :)

mkmulwee
December 14th, 2010, 03:56 PM
I hope this works in my hair!

bluesnowflake
December 14th, 2010, 03:56 PM
Beautiful! Nice work figuring it out :)

feralnature
December 14th, 2010, 04:06 PM
That is sweet!

Octave
December 14th, 2010, 04:09 PM
Oh my god!:thud:

That must be one of the most gorgeous braids I've ever seen...if only I had longer hair to pull it off. :-(
Definitely saving for later use.

Lunnafindel
December 14th, 2010, 04:23 PM
I'm so glad you guys all like it!
If anyone else gets a chance to do it, post a picture! I'd love to see.

Vorvolaka, the dutch braid doesn't pull any more than usual at the bottom, although I do skip a couple rounds (or bumps or whatever you call them) when I'm crossing over to reach the other side section, so that's probably how I avoid pulling.

ArienEllariel
December 14th, 2010, 04:26 PM
Aghhh I can't wait to recreate this. It's going to be years before my hair is long enough. Grr. :P

Torrin Paige
December 14th, 2010, 05:02 PM
I love that we both had a go at it. So awesome. I might have a go at your version. I like the idea of the three braids braided...mine usually turns out so stiff, but I think I may just braid too tightly...always trying to avoid the shred. LOL. Thanks for posting! I love new braided 'dos!

cuppycake
December 14th, 2010, 05:07 PM
That is beautiful! Good job!

spidermom
December 14th, 2010, 05:14 PM
OMG! I have got to try that.

eezepeeze
December 14th, 2010, 11:23 PM
Beautiful! What skills you have! I can't wait to try this, although I'mnot sure my hair is long enough.

lundmir
December 15th, 2010, 12:06 AM
Thank you for the tutorial, it really looks a lot more elaborate than it is. Beautiful!

-j-
December 15th, 2010, 12:44 AM
Wow!!

Really beutiful braid-thing, canīt wait till my hair is long enough!
Thaks a million times for the tutorial! :)

Florida Mom
December 15th, 2010, 07:51 AM
Absolutely breathtaking braid! Maybe one day after I learn a dutch braid LOL

MaryLA
December 15th, 2010, 07:56 AM
VERY nice!! Love the color and length of your hair!

C. sinensis
December 15th, 2010, 09:12 AM
Oh, wow! I'm SO going to have to try this! :D

Loreley
December 15th, 2010, 09:19 AM
It looks awesome! :D

Fethenwen
December 15th, 2010, 09:23 AM
I love that we both had a go at it. So awesome. I might have a go at your version. I like the idea of the three braids braided...mine usually turns out so stiff, but I think I may just braid too tightly...always trying to avoid the shred. LOL. Thanks for posting! I love new braided 'dos!
I really liked your try at the rapunzel braid too, it seemed a bit less impossible to make :p

Wishing my hair was longer... :pray: Also I think having layers might complicate things a lot with hairdo's like these.

triumphator!
December 15th, 2010, 09:43 AM
oh man... this is gorgeous and complex... wow! :D

heidihug
December 15th, 2010, 09:53 AM
I am SO wearing my hair like this for Christmas! Don't care that it won't be nearly as thick, it'll still be awesome. I will try to have DH take a pic.

C. sinensis
December 15th, 2010, 10:11 AM
Here, I tried it! Thanks, Lunnafindel! :D


http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6805&pictureid=90635

Intransigentia
December 15th, 2010, 10:15 AM
Only on LHC would this be described as "shorter" hair!

lapushka
December 15th, 2010, 10:21 AM
That's amazing!

cellardoor
December 15th, 2010, 06:38 PM
That's so pretty!!!

teela1978
December 15th, 2010, 06:42 PM
That looks awesome! I'm gonna have to try it one of these days!

AprilElf
December 16th, 2010, 06:12 AM
Lovely! :) Thanks for the tutorial!

baaaad_kitty
December 16th, 2010, 06:47 AM
That's just super pretty! I wish my hair was long enough for that

sunshine80
December 16th, 2010, 07:17 AM
that is awesome! very pretty!

girlcat36
December 16th, 2010, 07:29 AM
That is a gorgeous braid!!! Or braids?

KittyLost
December 16th, 2010, 09:37 AM
That looks amazing!

Thank you for the time and effort you put into doing this, it's fantastic!

Fairlight63
December 16th, 2010, 10:31 AM
Your hair is supper pretty! Love that hair style on you.
I wish that my hair was thicker & longer to do that hairstyle.

Sagi1982
December 16th, 2010, 01:14 PM
Thanks for sharing *scribble this on to-do list*!

Aquamarine
December 16th, 2010, 01:28 PM
Wow, Thanks for the tutorial! Your hair looks lovely!:flower:

Mrs_Zombie
December 20th, 2010, 07:40 PM
:cheese:Beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!! I'm going to DEFINITELY try this...NOW!!:cheese:

GeeLove
December 20th, 2010, 07:54 PM
It's so gorgeous. Great job.

Angeletti
December 20th, 2010, 08:08 PM
Very pretty, thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try it : )

Arya
December 20th, 2010, 08:56 PM
Wow, gorgeous braid!! It looks to me like one of those braids you can add extensions to half way down, and still make it look good, for those with shorter hair than yours.

Kome
December 20th, 2010, 09:04 PM
Wow! Totally faving this and trying it sometime. :)

Charlotte:)
December 20th, 2010, 10:27 PM
Whoa! That is beautiful! And it's easy enough for me to do :)

Sidani
December 21st, 2010, 01:58 PM
I am DEFINITELY going to have to give this a try! It turned out so beautiful and, hopefully, it won't be too difficult! I am definitely up-do challenged! :) Have to try Torrin's version, too!

StormiDoodle
December 21st, 2010, 04:30 PM
Beautiful! I'm going to have to try it!

TinaDenali
December 21st, 2010, 04:57 PM
That looks great! I just saw the movie last week and I was wondering if anyone had decided to tackle that braid. You did a wonderful job! :D

fairy_ends_girl
December 21st, 2010, 06:44 PM
darnit, i need to get to my 25 posts....i'll be back :)

Xi
December 21st, 2010, 08:27 PM
Beautiful, Lunnafindel! I haven't seen the movie, but that style looks simply amazing!:blossom:

Leabhar
December 21st, 2010, 08:58 PM
Lovely 'do and excellent directions, Lunnafindel!

cm006j
December 23rd, 2010, 07:02 AM
Here is my attempt! I had to take the pic myself, so it turned out blurry.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5241/5284967363_fb5be4f64a_b.jpg

Uni&Corn
December 23rd, 2010, 01:54 PM
Oh my goodness! I was so obsessed with Rapunzel's braided hair in the movie and now you've made it possible to actually do it! Of course, my hair isn't long enough yet, but still. That's so awesome! Thank you :D

Medievalmaniac
December 23rd, 2010, 03:56 PM
I tried it, but mine came out looking so awful. Is anyone besides me totally braid-impaired? My version was so lopsided and there was scalp cleavage at all three braiding sites and just - ew. :( I'm so sad about it,. because I really think it looks amazing, but I also don't think I can do it on myself. :(

Arctic_Mama
December 23rd, 2010, 05:14 PM
Very nice! I may give this a try :)

Sunsailing
December 24th, 2010, 09:06 PM
We saw the movie. I don't think you could get any better with real hair than what you did!

Your hair must be extremely thick to do all of those multiple braids and have it turn out great.



.

Kallenie
December 24th, 2010, 09:32 PM
Oh this is absolutely stunning! Great work!

Chibbylick
December 26th, 2010, 04:46 AM
I was at a family dinner today, and attacked my sister in law, who has tailbone length hair... here's hoping I can link a picture. It was easy to do on someone else...

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd283/chibbylick/IMAG0382.jpg

this was fun!
Oh heck it is very big... Sorry!

Wish
December 26th, 2010, 05:06 AM
I was at a family dinner today, and attacked my sister in law, who has tailbone length hair... here's hoping I can link a picture. It was easy to do on someone else...

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd283/chibbylick/IMAG0382.jpg

this was fun!
Oh heck it is very big... Sorry! This looks amazing!How long did it take?

Chibbylick
December 26th, 2010, 05:14 AM
WISH it took hardly any time at all, 15 mins at the most, I didn't have a comb or brush, just used my fingers, so it could have been neater, but I think it looks great.

arc691
December 26th, 2010, 06:00 AM
How lovely! You did such a wonderful job! I can't wait to see that movie. :p

Ravenwaves 88
December 26th, 2010, 10:55 AM
My DD got a Rapunzel doll for Christmas. I braided her hair for fun.....then compared plaits and hers is thicker....how is this possible?

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/Ravenwaves88/2%20years%20of%20hair%20growth/DSCF4316.jpg

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/Ravenwaves88/2%20years%20of%20hair%20growth/DSCF4315.jpg

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/Ravenwaves88/2%20years%20of%20hair%20growth/DSCF4337.jpg

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/Ravenwaves88/2%20years%20of%20hair%20growth/DSCF4336.jpg

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/Ravenwaves88/2%20years%20of%20hair%20growth/DSCF4334.jpg

LoversLullaby
December 26th, 2010, 11:14 AM
I'm SO bookmarking this for when my hair is longer. Fabulous! :)

Sagi1982
December 26th, 2010, 03:27 PM
Wish, that is awesome! :toast:

ArienEllariel
December 26th, 2010, 04:09 PM
My DD got a Rapunzel doll for Christmas. I braided her hair for fun.....then compared plaits and hers is thicker....how is this possible?

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/Ravenwaves88/2%20years%20of%20hair%20growth/DSCF4316.jpg

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/Ravenwaves88/2%20years%20of%20hair%20growth/DSCF4315.jpg

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/Ravenwaves88/2%20years%20of%20hair%20growth/DSCF4337.jpg

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/Ravenwaves88/2%20years%20of%20hair%20growth/DSCF4336.jpg

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/Ravenwaves88/2%20years%20of%20hair%20growth/DSCF4334.jpg

I asked my mom for one for Christmas, slightly different doll. I love her and can't wait to try this out on her hair! hehe

eezepeeze
December 26th, 2010, 08:23 PM
Here is my lame attempt at this. Double dutch braids aren't my best style because I have an odd part, which you can just see in the top right. Too much of my scalp shows. I may try this with rope braids and see how it works. I can do a pretty lace rope braid along each side that doesn't show that awkward part. Anyway, here it is:

http://i945.photobucket.com/albums/ad299/curlygurl_album/101_0142.jpg

Lunnafindel
December 27th, 2010, 09:36 AM
Oh these are all so cool! I'm so excited! :joy:
I especially like the one done on the Rapunzel Doll - what other doll is going to have the braid from the movie actually done on her? (and her thickness is incredible)
Chibbylick and cm006j and C. Sinensis yours are awesome too! I have one suggestion/correction to my instructions now: Try to braid the lower part of each braid as low down on the head (i.e. as close to the hairline) as possible so they transition more smoothly into the braid later.
This is great! I want to see more!

Uni&Corn
December 27th, 2010, 08:06 PM
I tried this, even though my hair is barely APL, and it came out awesome! Granted, because of my lack of length and layers the braid isn't as good as yours, but I'm perfectly content with what I can get! Can't wait to see what it looks like after my hair is longer :)

lora410
December 27th, 2010, 09:32 PM
I have done this braid before. It is one of my favs.

Rebecca.1905
December 28th, 2010, 08:25 AM
Argh! I need more posts so I can see the images! Can't wait to see!

Barefoot
December 30th, 2010, 08:55 PM
Oh, I dont have enough posts either.

Posting so it comes up in my subbed threads and will be back.

midnightwolf
December 30th, 2010, 09:11 PM
wow i really wish i was better at braiding my own hair! anyone got tips?

silversnow
December 31st, 2010, 03:36 PM
I can finally see it. Very beautiful. :}

LorenHope
December 31st, 2010, 03:58 PM
I really can't wait to see what you have created here. I need to start posting more so I can get the really good content! Thanks for posting, even if I can't see the pics yet. :)

meishkamooshka
January 1st, 2011, 12:47 PM
darnit, i need to get to my 25 posts....i'll be back :)

Hahaha, same here! I'm reading all these comments and getting incredibly jealous that I cannot see it yet!

CarpeDM
January 1st, 2011, 04:34 PM
Love it!!!!

rosek
January 2nd, 2011, 04:51 AM
This is my second attempt, I managed to accidentally delete all the pictures of the first one. I wore this to see the movie this afternoon. Little girls liked it :p

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5362&pictureid=92168

Edit: Oops, I forgot to mention. I did french braids instead of dutch, because I'm terrible at dutch! Also, I missed a few little bits, and omitted the accent braids.

julliams
January 2nd, 2011, 06:07 AM
I absolutely love this. I have some time on my hands at the moment so maybe I'll give it a try.

Amarth
January 2nd, 2011, 07:43 AM
Wow, that's gorgeous! I wish my hair was long enough. Even if it was, though, I suck at braiding. ):

meishkamooshka
January 2nd, 2011, 08:15 PM
So glad I could finally see this! Will be trying soon and posting pictures!

rosek
January 2nd, 2011, 08:18 PM
Did anyone else see the half-up the Queen was wearing at the end of the movie? It looked like two braids going into a bun, but then from the side the bun looks hollow, more like a fold?

Does anyone want to attempt it? Sorry, I haven't been able to find a picture anywhere!

Lunnafindel
January 2nd, 2011, 09:40 PM
I was actually wondering about it when I last saw the movie, unfortunately I can't find a single picture of her hair online and I can't remember exactly what it looked like. I'll check back if I go to see the movie again (quite likely).
rosek, your braid looks wonderful!

katgib
January 2nd, 2011, 10:03 PM
I really wish my hair were even REMOTELY long enough to try this. Le sigh...it will be another few years before it's possible. :(

martinxt
January 2nd, 2011, 11:40 PM
thank you for the instructions

rosek
January 3rd, 2011, 12:43 AM
Lunnafindel, I had a look on Youtube, and I did find some clips of the ending. Unfortunately they are really low quality - all you can really see is that her hair is brown! But you can definately tell she has it in some kind of loop, the bun part is hollow in the middle.

julliams
January 3rd, 2011, 07:04 AM
It's midnight and I've just tried this style 3 times. The first time I just went for it and didn't really comb my hair out so it was a little messy but way better than I thought it would be. I forgot to Dutch braid so I tried it again with a dutch braid. Here is the photo (no flash)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5127/5320062436_5862793690.jpg

The third try was with regular french braids which I think look better in my hair since I can do them more easily. Also this was taken with the flash so my hair looks very shiny - yey!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5007/5320062204_d0760e1428.jpg I don't like the way you can see the parting on each side though but I do like how the french braid sits better at the bottom.

My hair is about an inch from waist with BSL layers so it made it a little tricky to braid towards the ends. I have to admit that my hair isn't as thick as I thought it was. It might be the layers but...

I really like it and would consider wearing this out if I had a half hour to spare before leaving the house.

SR
January 3rd, 2011, 10:22 PM
Everyone's attempts look so amazing! Seriously jealous of those of you with thick hair. Book marking this so I can try it sometime.

Thanks for the how to!

lyria
January 3rd, 2011, 10:26 PM
This is the best thread ever! (And should be memorialized in article form.) I will have to wait until I have some serious time on my hands to try this one, but this version is way better and more accurate than the one on youtube IMHO.

calicokatt
January 3rd, 2011, 10:29 PM
Wish I could see the pics! Soon....

SwordWomanRiona
January 7th, 2011, 12:44 PM
That is SO beautiful! I must try it!

midnightwolf
January 7th, 2011, 06:37 PM
Does anyone have a simpler version? i work in a cinema so would like to do something special since i have long blonde hair lol :P

Lunnafindel
January 8th, 2011, 01:52 PM
Torrin Paige's version looks simpler (with only an english braid at the end instead of three braided braids), although I haven't yet tried it, so i don't know if it actually is easier to do.
It's here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeVvAQJ1qBo
I did 3 braids because it makes it wider, simulating the insane amount of hair Rapunzel has, and also is more physically realistic since merely one english braid wouldn't decrease Rapunzel's length enough to be manageable. But Torrin's is technically closer to what it looks like in the movie.

rosek
January 8th, 2011, 05:27 PM
Okay, I saw it again last night :p

For the Queen's hairstyle, I'm having trouble deciding how shes done it. It's either two english braids into some kind of hollow bun, or the bun is created then the ends tucked to make it look like one crossover of a braid. I'll have a try at both styles this week - I have a good idea in my head of how it should look.

Yamainu
January 9th, 2011, 12:38 AM
Soooo pretty! It must EAT length though. :D

julliams
January 9th, 2011, 12:40 AM
Soooo pretty! It must EAT length though. :D

....ish - I thought this too but when I did it on my almost waist long hair I thought it still looked ok enough to post here. you can see my attempt on page 10 and my length is in my avatar.

AnnaMarie
January 9th, 2011, 02:10 AM
Wow great job! I am going to give it a go, but I doubt it will turn out as well as the other photos posted here!:o

Tookii
January 18th, 2011, 07:38 AM
Thats so imaginative - I would have never have thought of doing her braid!

Paranda Belle
January 24th, 2011, 11:38 AM
Does anyone have a picture link to the orignial cartoon version? I haven't managed to see the film yet and although I have watched torrin's video I can't quite picture it in cartoon form.

Coffeebug
January 24th, 2011, 01:21 PM
You did that... on your OWN head?? Ye godfathers lady - you've got mad skills!! It looks amazing! I end up a total tangled fuzz ball if I tried that - I'm rubbish at braiding, which surprises me a bit since I've been doing it every single day for around 7 years...

knux
January 26th, 2011, 12:36 AM
I'm so excited to try this!
Thanks!

pepperminttea
January 26th, 2011, 12:43 AM
I just tried this, without the accent braids. My braid only ties off at between shoulder and APL (my hair's waist length), but it does look amazingly complicated! :) Now I just need to try it post-wash when my hair looks decent. :p

turquoisebud
January 26th, 2011, 08:02 AM
I love it! :) I want longer hair, now! :D

Lunnafindel
January 30th, 2011, 11:36 AM
I can't seem to find an image of the braid online...BUT (*excited face*) when you search for Rapunzel's braid, our braids are some of the first images to come up! yay! I'm internet famous! (sortof... :s )

Venefica
January 30th, 2011, 01:21 PM
That is amazing. I want to try this, but I do not know how to do a dutch braid. Is there anywhere I can find instructions for that?

HannahDelicious
January 30th, 2011, 02:03 PM
This is a wonderful thing you did. Some day I too will have to try this. However, that will be some day in the future when my hair is longer. Quite a lot longer actually. Also, I will have to actually learn how to braid my own hair. :o

Johanna
January 30th, 2011, 11:06 PM
I have this in my hair right now :D A little messy, but it works. My issue is that the middle strain of braiding is always longer at the tassle end. the side strands end up teeny tiny in my tassle but the middle strand has about 5 to 6 extra inches of length hanging out the end.

Tennessee Rose
February 2nd, 2011, 08:13 PM
I really admire you for that. I don't think I'll do this braid since it is not my style, but you worth a round of applause.

Lunnafindel
February 4th, 2011, 11:31 AM
Venefica, a dutch braid is just an upside down french braid. There are instructions for it here (and many other cool things, I love this blog): http://hairfriendlystyles.wordpress.com/2009/10/29/day-42-dutch-braid/
Johanna, don't worry, that happens to me too. You can't see it in my pictures, but at the end I combine all 3 braids into one thin braid that tapers normally. It ends up looking good, because it tapers so evenly.

allmixedup88
February 4th, 2011, 02:31 PM
whoa thats sweet!

Red_Wednesday
February 4th, 2011, 02:33 PM
Very pretty - can't wait until my hair is long enough to try this!!

LisaEvans
February 4th, 2011, 07:50 PM
I'm in the sad boat because I can't see the pictures yet either. I'm posting here partly in anticipation of seeing the braid, party to help get the 25 post count and partly to say that if you took that much time to work out the style, it probably looks fabulous! :D

Red_Wednesday
February 4th, 2011, 07:56 PM
I'm in the sad boat because I can't see the pictures yet either. I'm posting here partly in anticipation of seeing the braid, party to help get the 25 post count and partly to say that if you took that much time to work out the style, it probably looks fabulous! :D

You'll get there soon - you're not too many posts away:flower:. It is quite fabulous, but you will see it for yourself very soon :).

Beatnik Guy
February 19th, 2011, 07:52 PM
Wow. :agape:

CareBear
February 19th, 2011, 07:59 PM
Argh! Another here waiting for enough posts to see pics...I can't hardly wait!!

Nae
February 19th, 2011, 08:40 PM
Really beautiful!!!

heartgoesboom
February 20th, 2011, 06:43 AM
i need longer hair now! lol

cantom03
February 20th, 2011, 11:20 AM
Really Beautiful!

CareBear
February 20th, 2011, 01:07 PM
I can see the pics now! YAAY! It is so beautiful!!!

BritishBraider
February 22nd, 2011, 02:44 PM
Heres mine: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4779&pictureid=96714

Worn for lectures today and screening of Star Trek (2009) :)

homeschoolmama
February 22nd, 2011, 03:24 PM
Oh my goodness, I MUST try this! I tend to make messy little accent braids, but this would look pretty with my little antique butterfly pins! Thank you so much for the concise instructions!

And wow - I didn't know Torrin Page was an LHC-er! Should have guessed though, huh? I've been watching her Youtube videos for ages!

abbatabba1137
February 22nd, 2011, 05:46 PM
Very Pretty!

Knotted
March 20th, 2011, 07:59 PM
I love your hair! I wish mine was long enough to do this. :)

heartgoesboom
March 20th, 2011, 10:29 PM
i can't wait to do this braid!

Slinks
March 21st, 2011, 04:18 PM
awesome work !!! wow, how long did it take ?!! :-)

Safira
March 24th, 2011, 10:35 AM
Beautiful, I shall try this. Thank you.

YesitsReal
March 24th, 2011, 12:55 PM
I did it!

But my hair is quite a bit thinner than yours...darn it! Mine isn't quite as pretty. Still, I will keep practicing to see if I can get it as neat, anyway.

Thanks for the instructions!!

freecelt
April 25th, 2011, 09:09 PM
I watched the movie this weekend and tried the braid. Pic from movie and results:

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/freecelt/Tangled315.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/freecelt/Tangled15.jpg

Kristamommyx3
April 25th, 2011, 09:33 PM
So fab!!! Could you please come to my house and do that for me? Lol. :D

freecelt
April 25th, 2011, 10:29 PM
Lol, I know! Some things would be soooo much easier if we could just style someone else's hair or have some one style ours :)

MrsGuther
April 25th, 2011, 11:47 PM
That's amazing! So beautiful! Thanks for the instructions and pretty pics to go with it!

missoj
April 26th, 2011, 10:03 AM
Gorgeous I hope this is made into an article. :)

Rebecca.1905
April 26th, 2011, 10:22 AM
Wow. I really wish I could dutch braid!

MeganE
April 26th, 2011, 10:15 PM
Wow!! I think you nailed it!!! It looks amazing!!!!!!!! I might want my hair to be floor-length now.... :D PS I loved your note about "shorter" hair, lol.

MeganE
April 26th, 2011, 11:42 PM
I just read the replies on this thread, and saw the requests for pictures from the movie. Here you go! All the pictures are thumbnails, so click on the picture to see it larger, and then you can use the magnifying glass tool to see it full size.

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/309/76075838.th.png (http://img714.imageshack.us/i/76075838.png/) http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/9008/76002969.th.png (http://img38.imageshack.us/i/76002969.png/) http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/4647/57126010.th.png (http://img222.imageshack.us/i/57126010.png/) http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/8343/44503479.th.png (http://img718.imageshack.us/i/44503479.png/) http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/1958/98947694.th.png (http://img821.imageshack.us/i/98947694.png/) http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/6545/90986132.th.png (http://img215.imageshack.us/i/90986132.png/)http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/7194/screenshot10tc.th.png (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/screenshot10tc.png/)http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/1866/screenshot5bx.th.png (http://img195.imageshack.us/i/screenshot5bx.png/)http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/5677/screenshot13mf.th.png (http://img821.imageshack.us/i/screenshot13mf.png/)http://img863.imageshack.us/img863/4818/screenshot21tv.th.png (http://img863.imageshack.us/i/screenshot21tv.png/)

tcheney91
April 27th, 2011, 12:00 AM
Gorgeous! I'll be trying this soon as it's finally getting warmer in my neck of the woods. What a great style for wearing under a big floppy hat...

rogue_psyche
April 27th, 2011, 12:03 AM
Great tutorial! Now to finally learn how to dutch braid...

artiste
April 27th, 2011, 12:49 AM
This is beautiful! Thank you for the picture instructions too! :)

freecelt
April 27th, 2011, 08:46 AM
Thanks for sharing the pictures Megan E- back to the drawing board now :P

I thought it was a dutch because of the accent braids but it's English. The accent braids seam to be woven from the inside to the out side of a normal English braid *sigh*. :D

MeganE
April 27th, 2011, 12:29 PM
Yep, I noticed there were some differences. But they covered the whole thing with flowers, so it's really hard to tell what they intended to have going on under there. Anyone work at Disney?

I think you were right about it being dutch though, at least the initial braids from the sides. In the picture with her and Flynn together, you can see how they've tucked flowers under the lip of the braid, right? You can't do that with an English braid. And in the last picture I posted, they look dutch there, too, to me.

Also, those initial braids look smaller than equal thirds, they look more like large accent braids. I think I would try starting with smaller braids to cross over, and then splitting those braids into the small accent braids. It looks to me like it starts the way you did it, with the dutch-cross-over, and then it goes into a regular braid, with an accent braid on the top of each strand of the braid.
Based on these pictures, it looks to me like they didn't braid three braids, but I think what you worked out does a much better job of giving the impression of the Rapunzel braid than it would to just braid a regular braid with accent braids. What you did was amazing and should be memorialized on LHC forever. :D

freecelt
April 27th, 2011, 01:57 PM
It's all looking english to me(especially that last photo) but I'm done trying for right now- this really makes me wish I had another long hair around. Maybe when my sister comes to visit.... :)

Lunnafindel
April 27th, 2011, 06:58 PM
Wow! Thank you so much for the pictures! I've been looking all over for them and couldn't find anything.
I know that the main braid is an English braid with accents, not three woven together, but what I wanted to create was an idea of what it should have looked like in order to actually change the length and thickness of the hair that dramatically. I also wanted something complex to offset the lack of flowers and magical hair.
If you want something more authentic, TorrinPaige did a video tutorial (http://youtu.be/oeVvAQJ1qBo) which looks more like what's shown in the movie (and is, as always, very pretty).
The thing is, the braid they have in the movie is impossible - there's no way you can shrink 70 feet of hair to floor length just with one braid, and no one's braid could ever be that thick. So I tried to follow the spirit of the braid and Torrin followed the "real" thing. Take your pick, they're both beautiful braids.
I like your version, freecelt, good job, and good luck finding another long hair to practice on!

freecelt
April 27th, 2011, 07:35 PM
...what I wanted to create was an idea of what it should have looked like in order to actually change the length and thickness of the hair that dramatically. I think you achieved the goal. Your braid definitely captures the spirit of the movie braid.



The thing is, the braid they have in the movie is impossible - there's no way you can shrink 70 feet of hair to floor length just with one braid, and no one's braid could ever be that thick. *sniff* I know *sigh* ;) I'm still going to try- just not right now :)

Aniah
April 30th, 2011, 07:46 AM
I want to see the braids but I can't.... :(

SearMeCarefully
April 30th, 2011, 11:57 PM
Amazing! You should have this added to the hairstyle tutorial/articles so it won't get lost. Love it will have to try - hopefully it will look good with hip level, you know how braids tend to eat length =(

Sereia
May 2nd, 2011, 10:34 AM
awwn, I wish I could see the images, but I still have to post a lot more to be able to. :(
looooved rapunzel, though.

anyone else was terribly worried about her hair health during the movie, when she's like twirling around with all that hair sweeping the floor and getting caught in the woods, and specially when someone climbs in it? it was so beautiful, but sometimes I could hardly look at it! lol I must be so freak!

Muse
May 2nd, 2011, 11:24 AM
Wow, that looks amazing. :agape: Good job!

Lunnafindel
May 2nd, 2011, 07:07 PM
So, a while back someone asked about Rapunzel's mother's hairstyle, and I couldn't figure it out because I didn't have any still shots to work from. I got the DVD now though (*happy dance*) so I think this is what she has: (I did it on a friend who has more similar hair to the Queen)
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5462&pictureid=101742 http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5462&pictureid=101744

(this was the original: )
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5185/5623899073_794f4fba21.jpg

It's two side braids tied together in the center, then a sock bun done with the ends and pinned down. I'm not very good at sock buns (they don't work on my length hair) so forgive the messiness, but I think I got it.

abbatabba1137
May 3rd, 2011, 12:55 PM
So, a while back someone asked about Rapunzel's mother's hairstyle, and I couldn't figure it out because I didn't have any still shots to work from. I got the DVD now though (*happy dance*) so I think this is what she has: (I did it on a friend who has more similar hair to the Queen)
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5462&pictureid=101742 http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5462&pictureid=101744


It's two side braids tied together in the center, then a sock bun done with the ends and pinned down. I'm not very good at sock buns (they don't work on my length hair) so forgive the messiness, but I think I got it.

It came out great!
I feel a little silly for not even noticing the mothers hair in the movie at all! :(

redeyedtreefr0g
May 7th, 2011, 08:21 PM
I noticed the mom the second time around, not the first, other than to see her hair was pretty. I did indeed watch Rapunzel's hair more than her actual character and loved the moments when she got tangled in it, and that it did move realistically for an animated character. I had the songs stuck in my head for days after the theater visit and again after we watched the DVD. Best romantic song ever :D.

70 feet of hair is quite a lot. If you assume Rapunzel is between five and 6 feet tall (I'm 5'2" and she looks on the shorter side of things) then you'd have to divide 70 by 5.
You'd have two downward double-width Us, with a skinnier single length downward. Could those three "sections" be braided together to create the awesomely thick movie braid in a real person? Perhaps the initial dutch side braids are creating support for the tops of the loops, I don't know. I know they didn't imply it being anything other than a regular normal braid by the little girls putting it up for her.

In any case, the recreations are all very pretty and interesting to look at. Kudos to you!

Lunnafindel
May 8th, 2011, 11:30 AM
redeyedtreefr0g, I LOVE your analysis! I hadn't thought it through in that much detail, but you're probably right. Now all we have to do is find someone with 70 feet of hair and try it out! :roll:

Sookie
May 10th, 2011, 02:04 PM
Wow it's so amazing! Love this!

ooo
May 12th, 2011, 08:34 AM
I never thought a similar braid would be possible, but this comes pretty close and is definitely beautiful.

washurei
May 14th, 2011, 09:13 PM
I want my hair to glow, this sounds like it could work....

allmixedup88
May 14th, 2011, 09:20 PM
whoa that looks cool

washurei
May 14th, 2011, 11:19 PM
So i tried this out and It WORKED I actually got it to work, I didn't think I could do It but I did.:cloud9:

adelle
May 31st, 2011, 06:52 PM
I'm trying to post 25 times (I just joined the site) just so I can see you're how to photos!

Slinks
May 31st, 2011, 08:04 PM
you all did a marvelous job !! :-)

Lunnafindel : I thought your way looks more like it than Torrin's as you stated for the reason to have it thicker ..

ETA: my hair is way too thin to even try, even if it were longer !! lol .. I'd love to try but there is no point :-(

dragonchickx
May 31st, 2011, 09:22 PM
your hair is amazing, my thickness is like one of your braids lol, but it works for me!! id like to see more.. : ( I couldnt see the whole braided part.

RitaPG
August 12th, 2011, 09:58 PM
This is brilliant! Trying it tomorrow. Thanks for sharing! :flower:

Kaya
August 28th, 2011, 05:00 PM
Thought I might give this thread a quick bump, since I've been going through a 'Tangled'-obessed period recently. (Love, love, love that movie!) :D I didn't know if ya'll would mind but there is a great website where you can view high-resolution sceencaps from the movie.

http://www.homeofthenutty.com/movies/screencaps/thumbnails.php?album=187&page=13

From that page on, you can get some pretty good shots of her braided hair. I figure it might be useful to those who want to scrutinize her hair for even more details! :)

piffyanne
December 10th, 2011, 12:01 AM
I once was a very abandoned person, lurking about to pick up hairtips, but being unable to see the hidden threads, and reading all the exciting details about them made me so anxious to read them for myself that I joined the LHC.

Once I'd joined the LHC, I fully intended to continue lurking, but this thread, with its "hidden" pictures was so tantalizing (I LOVE Rapunzel's braid in Tangled. I'm also OBSESSED with Tangled, but that's another story) that I decided to start posting so I could see the tutorial.

As SOON as I realized a moderator had finally given me my 25-post privileges, I came dashing back here, and it was COMPLETELY worth every second I've spent. I can't WAIT to try this!! Thanks, Lunnafindel!

blondie9912
December 10th, 2011, 10:38 AM
Ouu, that looks LOVELY! And your hair is so thick, one of your three braids is like all of my hair in one braid :p I'm jealous!

CrunchyMama
December 10th, 2011, 10:40 AM
Totally OT, by my BIL did the lighting for that very scene pictured in the first thread, with all of the floating lanterns. :)

QueenOfTheSkye
December 10th, 2011, 10:57 AM
So pretty! Thank you for posting this! If I can still find it, when I have enough hair I'll try it.

Gypsygirl
December 10th, 2011, 11:27 AM
Wow- gorgeous! :) Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Knotted
December 10th, 2011, 12:18 PM
Thought I might give this thread a quick bump, since I've been going through a 'Tangled'-obessed period recently. (Love, love, love that movie!) :D I didn't know if ya'll would mind but there is a great website where you can view high-resolution sceencaps from the movie.

http://www.homeofthenutty.com/movies/screencaps/thumbnails.php?album=187&page=13

From that page on, you can get some pretty good shots of her braided hair. I figure it might be useful to those who want to scrutinize her hair for even more details! :)

I know you posted this awhile ago, but I just saw it now. Thanks for sharing that link :)

Curly Hermione
December 10th, 2011, 12:37 PM
It looks amazing! One day, I can try it. :)I am determined that I will eventually have hair long enough to do a braid as awesome as yours! You have a real gift :flower:

CrunchyMama
December 10th, 2011, 02:19 PM
Well, I gave this a try today, even though I knew it would look nothing like Lunnafindel's lovely creation--the single English braid she did using only the back section of her hair is about the thickness of a single English braid using ALL of my hair!! lol I'm also not too pleased with wear I braided in the tiny little "rat tail" braids--I waited til I was too far down the big braid before incorporating them.

This is in homage to my BIL though, who I posted about earlier today, and worked on lighting for Disney for this wonderful movie--including the very stunning lantern scene in Lunnafindel's original post. :)

Please excuse the greasiness of my hair--I'm on Day 4! ;)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9205&pictureid=120850

longcurlygirl<3
December 10th, 2011, 02:22 PM
Amazing! I wish my curls would let me do that

Cjatje
December 10th, 2011, 02:37 PM
Pretty!
You made me watch the movie this afterenoon :p

white.chocolate
December 10th, 2011, 02:40 PM
Although I'm a year late for this, thank you for sharing! I, too, have been trying to understand Rapunzel's braid, but without luck. I'll be giving this a go! :eek:

lillikins
December 10th, 2011, 07:57 PM
That's insane! :o i'm so trying it. :)

RoseOfClare
December 10th, 2011, 08:06 PM
omg i love this sooo gona try it or have my mom do it to my lol

RedBlue
December 10th, 2011, 09:02 PM
I WILL do this!!! As soon as I reach waist!:D

LadyKate
December 10th, 2011, 11:29 PM
I can see the pictures now! I went and made sure I did a bunch of posts tonight so I could see the pics in this thread! Love the braid, will try it soon, and maybe now I can post my own pics?

Rilig
December 13th, 2011, 11:54 AM
Oh wow, that's pretty! Once my hair gets longer, I have to try this!

Rockferry
December 13th, 2011, 03:41 PM
Wow, that is absolutely beautiful. I wish I had hair long enough to do that.

A. Correira
December 13th, 2011, 08:11 PM
That is so beautiful!!! I cannot wait for my hair to get long to that I can do this to my hair! Thank you for sharing this!

Amarante
December 13th, 2011, 08:13 PM
Here's my messy attempt:
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h381/Amaelthia/_conv_IMAG0528-1-1.jpg

In my defense, this was done very quickly and without a mirror. I omitted the tiny little braids in the middle section because I didn't have enough hair ties with me to hold the sections.

CrunchyMama
December 13th, 2011, 08:32 PM
Nice Amarante! It's a toughie!

danivdp
December 13th, 2011, 08:47 PM
Oh, that is why I'm not seeing all the great pics here.....newbie needs to get her post count up!!!

longhairedleah
December 13th, 2011, 08:57 PM
this is amazing! i can't wait to try it out... i wonder if my hair is long enough yet...

Amarante
December 13th, 2011, 09:25 PM
Oh, that is why I'm not seeing all the great pics here.....newbie needs to get her post count up!!!

Cheers for photobucket and my lack of knowledge on how to link pics from an album on here! :D

And thank you, CrunchyMama, it really is very detailed... O.o

starrydawn
January 5th, 2012, 02:35 PM
Thanks for the tutorial! I'll be wearing this with flowers to Disneyland this weekend! :D

ktno1
January 5th, 2012, 02:59 PM
That looks absolutely stunning! Seriously inspiring me to keep growing and not cut!

Sweetie
January 5th, 2012, 03:01 PM
Thanks for sharing!! I love it!!

suzye
January 5th, 2012, 03:34 PM
Oh my, this is too amazing!! I can't wait until my hair is long enough to try this!!

Aliora
January 5th, 2012, 04:23 PM
Love that movie! Can't wait to try this (and get my post count up enough to view these pictures).

AdrianneJean
January 5th, 2012, 04:35 PM
That's awesome!!! Thanks!! I'm totally gonna attempt!!

Darkessa
January 5th, 2012, 04:55 PM
I seriously LOVE this version of Rapunzel.
It makes me cry just thinking about it... I have her as my desktop background.
If only my hair was long enough to do this!!! And I didnt have all my layers!!!:wail:

utdesertrunner
January 5th, 2012, 06:08 PM
Wow, can I just say...impressed! Your hair is beautiful!

Long_hair_bear
January 5th, 2012, 06:40 PM
My hair is almost bsl, but I'm gonna try anyway. I want to broaden my hairstyle knowledge. :)

Emaebe
January 6th, 2012, 01:39 AM
I can't wait until I see the images! My hair is probably too short atm. I also saw a method where a woman braided three sections and then braided those which I might try. It wasn't an exact copy but it was a quick way to *sort of* imitate it for shorter hair.

Amazinggrace
January 6th, 2012, 01:45 AM
I tried this on my daughter's hair tonight, it was beautiful!! Thank you for the wonderful step-by-step pictures. :)

unknown
January 6th, 2012, 07:17 AM
Does anyone have pictures of this braid with flowers in it?

Peggy E.
January 6th, 2012, 08:03 AM
That is wonderful - thank you for the instructions.

My hair is too thin to do this now, though! (I really ought to update my profile picture...)


Same here. :o( Mine is long enough - not Rapunzel length, thank goodness, but enough to pull off the length for this. But way too thin.

Now, where was this group thirty years ago when my hair was this long and VERY thick?? Oh, yeah, no internet!

Maybe in my next life?! ;o)

auntnina
January 6th, 2012, 10:51 AM
Self edited

Aliora
January 6th, 2012, 08:14 PM
Does anyone have pictures of this braid with flowers in it?

Flowers would definitely look nice! Maybe I'll do this style for my wedding :)

same_as
January 7th, 2012, 02:16 AM
I have more than 25 posts but I still can't see the pictures?
Anyway, I'm sure they look beautiful, I'm just about to watch this movie for the first time tonight :D

Amazinggrace
January 7th, 2012, 02:34 AM
I have more than 25 posts but I still can't see the pictures?
Anyway, I'm sure they look beautiful, I'm just about to watch this movie for the first time tonight :D

You have to have 25 posts, and then be mod approved. The approval can take a few minutes-a few days. Don't worry you will be able to see them soon. My guess is by the end of the weekend at the latest. :)

Of the Fae
January 7th, 2012, 03:33 AM
Wow, that is one amazing braid!
But it needs at least waist length hair doesn't it?

freecelt
January 7th, 2012, 09:59 AM
Does anyone have pictures of this braid with flowers in it? http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/freecelt/Hair&#37;20stuff/Tangled15.jpg It doesn't have very many but here's what I have.

terylenerose
January 8th, 2012, 01:10 PM
I have more than 25 posts but I still can't see the pictures?
Me too. What's going on? Maybe we need to wait a day or something. :confused:

terylenerose
January 8th, 2012, 01:11 PM
Oh, whoops, I didn't see Amazinggrace's reply about mod approval. Guess I have to wait for that too. Sorry about that.

terylenerose
January 8th, 2012, 01:39 PM
Yay, I can see the pictures now! I'd love to try this sometime, but I need some free time and more hair.

Lunnafindel
January 11th, 2012, 08:38 AM
Starrydawn, did you actually wear that to Disneyworld? if so, I TOTALLY want to see pictures!
Thanks, everyone for the sweet words. I'm sorry about using album pictures, next time I'll try flickr or something. I'm glad I was inspiration for people to post 25 times though, welcome to TLHC!

littleizz
January 11th, 2012, 09:10 AM
Ah!!!! LOVE Tangled!! Even beside my affinity for hair... It's just an amazing movie. I can't see the OPs post yet because I'm not at 25, but I love the re-post with flowers!!!!

snowfaery
January 11th, 2012, 09:26 AM
I was so excited to see this because I'm always looking for princess hairstyles for my hairstylist friend to do on her little girls. When it said shorter hair I was thinking shorter hair as both girls have hair barely to their shoulders so it'll be interesting to see if there mom can interpret this for such short hair. It is gorgeous though, great job!

EtherealDoll
January 11th, 2012, 09:35 AM
It's absolutely gorgeous!
I will definitely try it!

aster66
January 11th, 2012, 09:49 AM
This is sooo pretty! I wish I didn't have so many layers so I could actually try it :(


http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/freecelt/Hair%20stuff/Tangled15.jpg It doesn't have very many but here's what I have.

<3 Beautiful braid!

freecelt
January 16th, 2012, 10:32 AM
Thank you aster66 :)

Kalamazoo
September 19th, 2018, 01:14 AM
Well, I'm almost up to 25 posts. Hoping to see the pictures soon!

Kalamazoo
September 19th, 2018, 01:15 AM
Hmmm... 1 more post! This is it! #25! Maybe now the magic buttons will work!

Lunnafindel
September 19th, 2018, 04:32 PM
Sorry Kalamazoo, I posted this ages ago and it looks like the pictures don't work for me either. Let me see if I can find them and add them back - it was a fun style!

Kalamazoo
March 5th, 2019, 07:15 PM
I was able to see your photos in your album. Very nice!

sweetvalley00
March 11th, 2019, 01:29 PM
*RAPUNZEL HAIR* :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o: heartbeat

going to try this the second I'm able to see the photos!