Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wrap It Up!

Some of the prettiest styles are created by simply giving everyday styles little additions.  This is a basic ponytail at the core but we've added a few things here and there.
Start by sectioning out a thin area of hair along the bang line from ear to ear.  Using wet hair will yield the best result for you.  Now pull the rest of the hair back into a tight ponytail.
Now divide that front section into 3 areas.  We've done ours with a little larger area in the front and smaller areas on the sides but you can separate it however you like just as long as you have 3. 
 Twist each of the sections and pull them back to the elastic that is holding your ponytail and wrap each one around the elastic only once.  Make sure that two of your twists go to one side and the other goes to the opposite side. 
 Also be sure to have one twist go above the elastic and one below as you wrap on the side with the two twists.  The side with only one twist will actually wrap around 1 1/2 times so that it ends on the same side of the elastic as the other two.  (It does not matter if you wrap this one above or below the elastic.)
  Now take all three of those twist and braid them into a Regular 3-Strand Braid right outside the elastic and this will secure those wraps in place.  Take that braid and wrap it around the ponytail as many times as you can and then wrap an elastic around the ponytail where the braid ends to secure it in place. 
 Grab a small strand of hair from the back of the remaining ponytail and wrap it around that new elastic to conceal it.  (You should only have to wrap it around a couple times.)  Use your Topsy Tail and poke it through that elastic and pull the ends of that new wrap through and back into the ponytail.  This will secure it tightly.  Now braid the remaining ponytail into which ever braid you like.  We've just done a Regular 3-Strand Braid here.  Secure it at the bottom with an elastic.  Conceal that last elastic the same way as your previous elastic with a strand of hair from the back wrapped around and pulled through with your Topsy Tail.

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