Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Treasure Hunt

Now we've done a post similar to this before where we've had the braids crossing over one another a couple times but this one is a bit more simple and (I think) looks a little nicer.  We call the one "The Treasure Hunt" because X marks the spot!
Begin by parting the hair in half vertically and then again in half horizontally.  You should now have 4 equal sections.  Go ahead and clip up the bottom two sections and the top-right section so you can begin working with the top-left section. 
Create a Dutch Braid aiming right for the middle of the head where both parts meet. 
Once you've gathered all the hair from the top-left section and your braid is where the two parts meet, unclip the bottom-right section and continue your Dutch Braid there.  Once all of the hair has been gathered from that section, just finish off your braid and secure it with an elastic. 
Now unclip the top-right section and begin a second Dutch Braid there. 
When all of the hair from that section is gathered and your braid is where the parts meet, plate it 3 more times without adding any hair so that it goes over the previous braid.  Now unclip your final bottom-left section and continue your Dutch Braid.  
Once all of the hair has been gathered from that section, just finish off your braid and secure it with an elastic.  Add some bows over each elastic and you're finished!

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