Friday, July 16, 2010

what girl friends do when they are together...

they french braid each other's hair in pigtails!
Yes!... and we've been doing it for over 20 years nows.

Here's how Nicki does it:

1. Start by parting the hair down the middle of the head for pigtails. Take side section, from the top of the head and separate into 3 strands.

2. Cross right over middle and then left over middle, as if you were doing a basic braid.

3. Switch all of the strands over to your left hand, but keep strands separated.

4. Now gather a small, even section from the right side with your right hand and add it to the right strand.

5. Bring the strand you have just added to, over to the middle and bring the middle strand to the right.
6. Now switch hands keeping all strands separate, so your left hand will be free.
7. Gather a section of hair from the left side of the head and add this to the left strand.
8. Bring the left strand over to the middle and bring the middle section to the left.
9. Repeat until there is no more hair available to add.

10. Finish off the rest of hair with a basic braid.

11. Repeat entire process on opposite side of head.

Nicki did this in under 5 minutes—will take a lot longer to wrap your head around the directions!
Go ahead, practice on your best friend...


  1. Thank you for these basic directions! I've tried it several times, but there always seemed to be hair left over - now I know why!

  2. i want to braid your hair right now!

  3. I'll pass on the braids but other then that your blog is pretty cool...

  4. Wish I knew how to get my braids to look like this when my hair was long, but my hair is so think that when in a braid it's kinda like a rope, heavy on the neck.

  5. thnx for the easy to do directions... loving your blog :)

  6. I always find it so hard to french braid my own hair. This looks great though! Thanks for the tutorial =]

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  7. I am terribly awful at french braiding! thanks for the tips. I love your blog, so fresh! Check mine out as well?

  8. yeah wow! thanks for the tips is right, i could never figure out how to do this

  9. ah, yes french braiding. reminds me of sleepovers! here's a challenge though...why cannot I NOT remember how to do a fish braid?!

  10. I should send this to some of my friends! I french braid my own hair all the time and they are always in total awe and want to learn how.

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  12. This is sooo true, I don't think there has been a time when my best friend and I have gotten together and not fiddled around with one another's hair. whether it be a quick shampoo, or a full straightening, IT'S JUST A MUST!!

  13. thats a great way to plait your hair, in the first picture i though they were pulling each others hair, but nice techniques

  14. This is cute. I know how to do the four strands though. It's just as easy as the three strands.

  15. So THAT's how you french braid...
    YAY! Now I can properly do it. (:

  16. I agree with Veronica above, french braiding your own hair is difficult! I wish I had someone to do mine during the summer. Maybe when my girls get older?

    Nice photos on your blog, btw. Loved the pictures from the farm. :)

  17. wow! Never seen such a simple way to do it!