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    Default October 2020: Gibson Braids

    This is off an old list of styles. The information I have for it is a simple description: "A topsied braid that is loosely wrapped around and around the gap formed by the topsy."

    There are a couple different ways to interpret that. The obvious is a single braid that is wrapped as many times through the gap as the length will allow. Another, is to do big loops, or to imitate big loops on shorter hair by looping multiple braids.






    What effects can you achieve with different styles of braids?

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    Ooh, very pretty, neko!
    I'm not sure if I can do this without pain. Any kind of topsy tail usually ends up pulling and hurting. Tips?
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    Default Re: October 2020: Gibson Braids

    Quote Originally Posted by AmaryllisRed View Post
    Ooh, very pretty, neko!
    I'm not sure if I can do this without pain. Any kind of topsy tail usually ends up pulling and hurting. Tips?
    Thank you! I did the chignon-like version yesterday as I couldn't locate an older picture and it was quite comfortable all day. Maybe I just got lucky? I don't topsy often. I love the look of the Gibson Tuck but I just don't have enough thickness for it, my length just falls out of the pocket. So I have very little reason to do topsies.

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    Default Re: October 2020: Gibson Braids

    Could someone kindly describe what "topsied" means?
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    Default Re: October 2020: Gibson Braids

    Quote Originally Posted by elise.autumn View Post
    Could someone kindly describe what "topsied" means?
    Have you heard of a Topsy Tail?
    Basically you make a ponytail (usually a low one), make a hole in your hair above the elastic, flip the ponytail up and pull it down through the hole. The Topsy Tail is a device that you can use to make it easier to pull the hair through the hole.

    Maybe when I do it, I'm letting the elastic flip over and that's why it's pulling. I wonder if I can do it without manipulating that part.

    I have a couple of ideas with the braided version...
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    Default Re: October 2020: Gibson Braids

    Ohh interesting. I've heard of this but have never tried. I'll need to try now.
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    Default Re: October 2020: Gibson Braids

    I love this style, going to give it a try for church tomorrow. I've never tried it with braids, only without and my hair is too thin and straight for it to look right unfortunately. Hopefully the braids will make a difference!
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    Default Re: October 2020: Gibson Braids

    Quote Originally Posted by AmaryllisRed View Post
    Have you heard of a Topsy Tail?
    Basically you make a ponytail (usually a low one), make a hole in your hair above the elastic, flip the ponytail up and pull it down through the hole. The Topsy Tail is a device that you can use to make it easier to pull the hair through the hole.

    Maybe when I do it, I'm letting the elastic flip over and that's why it's pulling. I wonder if I can do it without manipulating that part.

    I have a couple of ideas with the braided version...
    I wonder if you can maybe do something that looks similar by making a single french or dutch braid, *tying it off and then doing multiple braids which you fasten together, roll up and pin. That's what I had to do with the Gibson Tuck because topsied stuff doesn't generally work for me. Just a thought.
    Last edited by jane_marie; October 3rd, 2020 at 08:11 AM.

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    Default Re: October 2020: Gibson Braids

    Quote Originally Posted by jane_marie View Post
    I wonder if you can maybe do something that looks similar by making a single french or dutch braid, typing it off and then doing multiple braids which you fasten together, roll up and pin. That's what I had to do with the Gibson Tuck because topsied stuff doesn't generally work for me. Just a thought.
    That's a great idea!
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    I won't say that it was an epic fail but it sure didn't look as good as your neko!
    Last edited by sipnsun; October 4th, 2020 at 02:56 PM.
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