Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Works for me Wednesday ~ fixing hair

Lately we have been trying to be more creative in fixing Mara's long hair. I found this cute book at the library which has been quite fun for giving us new ideas. It also has very nice instructions which I think are quite easy to follow.
I thought I would share one style that we enjoyed using from this book. It is the French Rope.

To start you gather a handful of hair from the top of the head and divide it into 3 sections (like for a french braid). Cross the right and then the left over the center like you were starting to braid. Then add a little hair to both the right and the left sides.
Twist both of the outside sections to the right. Then cross the right strand over both of the other sections. *Again add for hair to both the right and left sections and twist them to the right and then cross the right section over the others. Repeat from the * until you have roped all of the hair.
This is the finished product. If the hair you are doing is quite long then you can have a long rope past the french roped section. With this hairstyle it feels like you do need a third hand but it gets easier.
Anyway with 2 girls, a helpful book like this works for me!


Anonymous said...

Isn't that just a French braid?

The McCanns said...

That's awesome! I really like that different take on a boring French braid! Would you mind to email me the name of that book?

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Nadine said...

Good morning!
Her hair is so beautiful..unfortunately I am all two left hands...I tried to make one once and my children laughed..I guess that was my hint!
I so enjoy your blog..Come and visit me too.
Have a blessed day!

Abbi said...

Thanks for visiting!
Anonymous: It is like a french braid except for it is twisted and everything gets moved to the right instead of going back and forth.

The Mccanns: The book is "Braids and Bows, a book of instruction" by Anne Akers Johnson and Robin Stoneking.


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