Please don’t get tired of my braided hair. The truth is, it is really simple. It keeps my long hair off my neck in the heat, half-grown-out bangs out of my eyes better than any other hairstyle I’ve found, and makes it easier to not wash my hair every day, which I’ve heard is better for hair… I don’t know, how often do you wash yours?
Plus, you know something funny? Everyone keeps coming up to me with a comment. I’ve had several older gentlemen and ladies say that it reminds them of how their parents used to do their hair (!), and younger women saying they love it and ask me how I learned. I’ve had little girls compliment it. And you know, it’s so hilarious, because I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to my hair, and this hairstyle is really ridiculously easy. Here’s how:
If you have medium-to-long hair, this should work for you.
Part hair however you usually do, but make sure to part the back down the middle. separate hair into two large sections, tying off one like a pigtail with a rubber band while you braid the other side. Braid hair like you would if you were doing braided pigtails on a little girl, only work the braid forward and up rather than just braiding down. If you have bangs, you can either leave them forward, or for longer bangs (like mine), braid them into the hair as you move up the hairline. This will also help hold your braid in place. Secure with a clear rubber band, and repeat on opposite side. You should have two ends that you can tuck over or under each other and secure with a couple of bobby pins.