Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ribbon Braids

Add a bit more to your braids 

There are so many ways you can entwine ribbons into braids. You can add them into a section of the braid or replace a section of the braid with one entirely.
I think they look really girly and cute. This can even be done with a head scarf that was first wrapped around the head. Wearing it then into a braid would look unique and add an autumn style to any outfit.
You can do it with ribbons that match your outfit colour theme or for an event that has a particular colour logo.
I think this is a really good extra detail for spicing up your hair or bringing an outfit together.

When you replace sections with ribbons it can make patterns such as the example on the right. For that one did a six strand braid where I separated the hair into 4 sections then halved the ribbon to create two replacement sections. I had one on each side of the left most hair section and once I had done a few stitches with the ribbon it was perfectly secure.

For the left example:

1. Get the hair you are planning to braid, I went for a half up half down style.
2. Split the hair into two parts and fold the ribbon in half and hold it in between the hair parts.
3. Cross the right section over the left section so the ribbon falls half underneath and half over the hair.
4. Now cross the ribbons so the one on top is now underneath the braid and vise versa.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4.
6. This braid is like doing two rope braids crossing over each other.

Show me what you came up with in the comments :)

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