View Full Version : Help, A knotty Plait Problem

December 28th, 2010, 04:53 AM
My problem is when I do a single plait, up near the nape of my neck likes to tangle up. Does any one have any suggestions?

December 28th, 2010, 05:58 AM
Try a french plait that starts very low? I like to do ones where my starting hair is everything above ... if you try to imagine a line parallel with the floor on the back of your head drawn from the top of one ear to the other. I only add 2 or maybe 3 extra bits in on each side, though if you added in bigger chunks at a time you could add in only one from each side.

As well as keeping those back bits tighter and tidier, it also makes a nice base so a plaited cinnabun doesn't move about too much.

December 28th, 2010, 06:08 AM
Check out this article. it is supposed to help keep the braid from sagging at the start which might cut down tangle potential. http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=173

December 28th, 2010, 07:30 AM
I don't know how long your hair is, but here's a suggestion.

1 Detangle the hair thoroughly. Part the hair from ear to ear (just below the ear) and clip aside. Take remaining hair and braid it.

2 Unclip top hair and divide it in 2 sections.

3 Keeping the braid you already made as the center
section, now braid all the hair together and fasten off.

Your other alternative would be to braid your hair in a Dutch or English french braid. Good luck!

December 28th, 2010, 07:35 AM
Make sure your braid is tight at the beginning.

I can't wear what's called a Dianyla braid without tangling.

Separating the hair as I would start a French braid and then just braid it regularly helps.

December 29th, 2010, 02:48 AM
Thanks for all your replies :) I will try all these tips.