Friday, 12 October 2012

Sisterlocks Styling : French Braid Updo


This is a quick and easy hairstyle.

Method Tne: (If your hair can comfortably fit into a ponytail)

  1. Gently sweep your locks towards the back of your head, in a similar fashion as if you were about to make a ponytail.
  2. Start at the nape of your neck and begin to braid upwards, (NB: when I was younger,  I used to lay flat on my tummy on my bed and tip my head upside down over the edge of the bed to do this - having had years of practice I no longer need to hang my head upside down in order to braid upwards!!!) 
  3. Gently braid the locks from the front edges in as you go. When you reach the top of your head stop braiding. Gather the locs from the front of your head together with the french braid and secure with a hair band/bobble/woolly/hair tie.
  4. Fluff out the loose locs and smile at your french braid pineapple :)



Method Two: (if your hair isn't yet long enough to hold into a single ponytail)

  1. Find your ear-to-ear parting and section off the front locs from the back.
  2. Begin to gently, french braid the locs at the back of your head upwards from nape to crown. 
  3. Secure the braid at the top of your head with a hair tie/woolly/scrunchy/bobble - whatever.
  4. Separate the front section of locs into three: two at the sides and one at the top.
  5. Gently sweep the locs from the side sections back towards the french braid and secure with bobby pins or tuck them into and in between the locs making the french braid.
  6. Gather the locs from the front of your head together with the french braid and secure with another hair band/bobble/woolly/hair tie.
  7. Fluff out the loose locs and smile at your french braid pineapple :)







If, like this client, you are due for a retightening, you can wrap your style with a satin scarf to help the edges lay down or you can use some styling gel or flaxseed gel, Twist & Twirl Styling Cream or Kinky Girl Hair Pudding to help those baby hairs lay flat.







WELCOME TO THE TAPESTRY OF ME....
These are my words and this is my journey, from 'there to hair'!
My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my hair affairs.

Twitter: @almocado
Facebook: Facebook.com/almondavocado

No comments:

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails