Monday, February 20, 2012

French Braided Bangs

Sometimes before I go to work or school, I just want my hair out of my face and for me French braiding my bangs is the easiest way to do it. It's easy once you get the hang of it and only takes a couple of minutes. I'll explain how to do it.

{Sorry for the greasy, second day hair}

My hair is parted slightly off center, so on the side with more hair (my right side), I gather about an inch of hair at the part. Then I braid it normally once, and then begin a French braid, adding small pieces of hair from either side and adding it to the braid as you go. It might sound complicated, but it's actually really easy once you get into it.

For easy to follow instructions on how to French braid, LetsMakeItUp1 has a really great tutorial.

After several times of French braiding (you could keep going if you want), I continue with a regular braid until the end. Then I use an elastic band to keep the braid together while I gather the rest of my hair into a ponytail, then add the braid to the ponytail (make sure to take elastic band at the end of the braid out), and finally secure it all in an elastic band.

Secure any pieces that are sticking up with a bobby pin.

Other options: French braid the other side as well, and/or turn the ponytail into a bun.

For a similar hairstyle, watch this amazing video tutorial by LetsMakeItUp1:

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  1. Cute! I have tried this a few times but it always looks weird on my hair. I think it's cause I have a bit of a widow's peak, which make my bang-braid look all weird and pointy. It really is perfect for hot, humid days though. I will definitely have to try it out again. Thanks for the inspiration/how-to!

    1. I agree, it's definitely a great hairstyle to use for when it's hot outside! :)

  2. i love this! i always try it and it comes out all messed up. i can never get it right

    1. Thanks! Oh no! Well you can practice braiding on me or Avra, or on your dad while he sleeps! lol


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