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    Default Re: July 2021: French Fishtail Braid

    My hair absolutely will not do this. My hair slithers down itself so that all those pretty sections end up all scrunched together at the bottom. My fishtail braid is pretty nice from there, though.

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    Default Re: July 2021: French Fishtail Braid

    Neko, thanks! Did you maybe add hair in and bring it under instead of over, making it sort of a French/Dutch hybrid? The braided length is still very nice!

    Spidermom, my daughter's has slid down considerably. I started it at her forehead and it's now down to ear level.
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    Default Re: July 2021: French Fishtail Braid

    Quote Originally Posted by AmaryllisRed View Post
    Neko, thanks! Did you maybe add hair in and bring it under instead of over, making it sort of a French/Dutch hybrid? The braided length is still very nice!

    Spidermom, my daughter's has slid down considerably. I started it at her forehead and it's now down to ear level.
    Ah, I did! I do Dutch Braids mor often and didn’t even thing about it.

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    Beautiful Amaryllis and Neko!


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    Quote Originally Posted by TatsuOni View Post
    Beautiful Amaryllis and Neko!
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    Default Re: July 2021: French Fishtail Braid

    A bit late and a double post from the braid thread. My first successful try at a french fishtail.


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    Wow! Beautiful, Finda!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmaryllisRed View Post
    Wow! Beautiful, Finda!
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    Finda, that is gorgeous!

    Quote Originally Posted by Finda View Post
    A bit late and a double post from the braid thread. My first successful try at a french fishtail.

    Last edited by Liz_H; September 7th, 2021 at 05:55 AM. Reason: Typo

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    Default Re: July 2021: French Fishtail Braid

    Quote Originally Posted by spidermom View Post
    My hair absolutely will not do this. My hair slithers down itself so that all those pretty sections end up all scrunched together at the bottom. My fishtail braid is pretty nice from there, though.
    This happens. One thing I've found that helps with such things is by adding hair a specific way. When I make any kind of French braid, especially this one, I draw a line straight across my scalp horizontally so that I'm grabbing a whole line of hair to add. It is especially important to include the section at and even under the braided part. It helps to anchor the sections to that location on the scalp and not just on the braid. There will always be some natural hair slipping and braid sagging (especially with dry hair), but this technique helps me minimize it.

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