Thursday, January 20, 2011

5-Strand With Flair

So a couple days ago our blog was featured over at "Every Day Mom Ideas" and we did a new hairstyle called "4-Strand With Flair".  I was playing around with it a little bit and decided it would look really cool with a 5-Strand as well so here it is:
Separate the hair you want to braid into 5 equal strands.  Take the strand farthest to your left and go over the adjacent strand, under the very next strand and over the very next strand.  (That left strand should now be one strand in from the far right side.)  Now take the strand farthest to your right and go over the adjacent strand, under the very next strand and over the very next strand.  (That right strand should now be one strand in from the far left side.)  Begin the pattern again with the strand farthest to the left, going over, then under and then over,  and continue until you get to the bottom of the hair, leaving about 1.5 inches unplated. 
Now, starting at the bottom of the braid, gently pull at the far right and left plates of the braid to loosen them up a bit and make them flair out more than the inside plates.  Continue doing this up to the top of the braid, gently playing with those outside plates to loosen them up.  When you've done that, go ahead and secure the bottom of the braid with an elastic.
 Easy as that!

9 comments:

tommyekatt said...

That really is pretty. Is there anyway you can make a video of how to do it?

Julie said...

I'll do my best to get one done! I'm terrible with the vidoes but this one would be much easier to see than to read about. :)

Tammy Gerig said...

Really pretty! I would love to see the video too!

Hello. My name is Meshan. said...

As always, so cute!

Anonymous said...

A video would be nice I'm a little confused?

Julie said...

Sorry, we don't have a video on this particular braid, just these step by step instructions.

hlnpaz said...

Oh man !! A video would be great!

Anonymous said...

A video would be good

Julia Al Arab said...

It looks beautiful! If you cannot make a video right now, maybe a photo tutorial would be much better and easier!