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    Default Which way do you naturally braid on yourself?

    If I'm not thinking about what I'm doing my hands naturally make a dutch braid. It took me a really long time to figure out the mechanics of doing a french braid on myself.

    On other people its the opposite though, I can do french braids easy, but it takes me a while to do a french braid.

    How about you?

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    French braid. I have difficulties trying to do Dutch and my brain goes broke from trying so I generally stay away from styles requiring it I should really try to learn though. Maybe I would learn better if I tried watching videos of Dutch braid making instead of just text and pictures?

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    I can only braid my own hair which is very strange.
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    French is easiest on myself and others...

    If I try to do Dutch for whatever reason the moment my attention wanders I'm doing French again and the braid goes all topsy turvy.
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    I still have a lot of trouble french braiding or dutch braiding my own hair but I can easily do braids on other people - french, dutch, lace braids, 5-strand, or even a basket weave. It's so much easier for me on other people's hair. I feel like my own hair is too slippery and too short to stay in the braid. Maybe at APL I'll be able to braid my own hair!

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    I English braid behind my head and up. I can French it okay. I have to think about Dutch braiding, but if I'm just doing it over my shoulder it can go either way.

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    I can French braid without any thought, Dutch, not so much. I can do it, but it takes a lot of concentration and once I flip the braid over my shoulder to finish it, my brain completely shuts down and forgets left from right and up from down and it isn't pretty at all! Weird that just a simple change of direction can slam my brain shut like that.
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    Default Re: Which way do you naturally braid on yourself?

    i can do either one with ease so it just depends on what kind of braid i want for the day. I english braid my hair at night.

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    Dutch for me, I found it was easier for me when taking the outside pieces underneath the middle when I first started braiding.

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    Neither, I can't French or Dutch braid to save my life. The most I can do is a simple English braid. My fingers just aren't coordinated enough and I think it has to do with how I originally taught myself how to braid. After watching lots of braiding tutorials, I've realized the way I hold and maneuver the strands is different.

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