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tambalina
August 18th, 2012, 12:44 PM
To celebrate the DVD release of "The Hunger Games" (My family owns a video rental store,) I decided to do the braid Katniss wore in the Arena. I was inspired by this video: Authentic Katniss Braid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpVnRZJCGhI)

I wanted to replicate it without using heat, though. So here is my little tutorial on how to do the Katniss braid sans heat styling tools.

In the video above, Mindy shows how to wrap the pin curls necessary to get the textured "dreadlock" curls. On freshly washed and slightly damp hair, I wrapped about 6 - 7 curls at the top of my head and secured them with 2 - 3 bobby pins.

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Then I braided the rest in a simple English plait.

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I slept in this overnight. In the morning I undid the braid and all the pin curls and got this result. Separate each curl into 2 - 3 pieces and ruffle up the scalp to hide any part lines.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/drummergrrl/IMG_0157.jpg

Starting at the left ear, I did a simple Dutch braid keeping it close to the nape of the neck. Keep the braid loose as the texture is key to this look. Finish the braid on the right and secure with a band. Voila!!

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katfemme89
August 18th, 2012, 12:47 PM
That's cool. And I just have to say: Your bangs are SO adorable! I love them!

millyaulait
August 18th, 2012, 12:49 PM
This is goooooorgeous! Like roses! :)

maborosi
August 18th, 2012, 01:22 PM
Woah, that's awesome!

Probably one of the best Katniss braids I've seen yet.

~maborosi~

Kellyfox
August 18th, 2012, 01:37 PM
That is definitely one of the best kat braids I have seen. It looks great!

dwell_in_safety
August 18th, 2012, 01:44 PM
That's the best Katniss braid I've seen. Cute! I love the texture, and the crazy shine your hair has in its natural state. :D

tambalina
August 18th, 2012, 01:45 PM
That's cool. And I just have to say: Your bangs are SO adorable! I love them!

Thank you!! I am a big fan of my "Bettie Bangs." My family isn't, but I have a rather large forehead I like to keep under control. ;)

millyaulait, maborosi, Kellyfox , dwell_in_safety: I am flattered! :crush:

ratgirldjh
August 18th, 2012, 01:45 PM
Your hair is sooo SHINY!!! :) Anything you do would look amazing on your hair ;)

tambalina
August 19th, 2012, 12:00 AM
Your hair is sooo SHINY!!! :) Anything you do would look amazing on your hair ;)

Thank you so much! :D

Chimom79
August 19th, 2012, 12:21 AM
That is super awesome! I know I'd never succeed at doing that. I am not good at styling my hair.

Arakazi
August 19th, 2012, 12:28 AM
Pretty!!! :crush: In love with this! I love how you pin curled for texture when I finally figure out how to dutch braid (slowly but surely I will get there :p) I will have to do this!
Hunger Games ftw!

spirals
August 19th, 2012, 12:29 AM
So that's the katniss braid. Cool. The texture you got is what my hair looks like the next day after washing. I'd do this if having a braid in front of my shoulder didn't bother me.