Category Archives: Braids

Runners Braid

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Runners Braid

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I have seen a runners braid out there lately that I LOVE! It’s gorgeous and effectively keeps your hair out of your face while running (I’ve tried it!). So I wanted to share the braid that I adore when I’m running! It’s super easy, fast, and I can do it on myself in minutes. I personally love having my hair swish as I’m running. I don’t know why, but I just really love it! But if you don’t, it’s simple to turn it into a bun.

All I do is flip my head upside down, then dutch braid it up as far as feels good, usually about where you would do a high ponytail. Tie that off to hold it. Then dutch (or whatever braid you want!) braid from the front back to where they meet. Braid them together and tie off. That’s it! I love to wear this when running. If you would rather have it all up, just twist the braid around itself and pin it into place. Ta-da!

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Fishtail

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Fishtail

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This is super easy! Don’t be intimidated by trying a fishtail braid! If you are just learning, I would suggest putting the hair in a ponytail before starting. Don’t try it on yourself. And expect it to be loose. Cause it’s going to be really loose for a while. Don’t give up though! 😀

Fishtailed…something :D

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Fishtailed…something 😀

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So, I have an aunt, who I love to pieces. And she always loves me to do her hair, which I LOVE. And I get to work with a different texture of hair, she has 5 dreadlocks on the bottom half of her hair. And I must say, they can be VERY fun to work with. Her hair on top though, is very thin and very fine. So this style was pretty much just for fun, and is very different. On the top, I did I think three or four little braids… I think it was a four-strand and two three-strands. I braided them all the way down and tied them off. Then the rest of her fine hair I french-fishtailed back, incorporating the smaller braids. Once I ran out of all of that, I fishtailed her dreads into it. Tied it off and that was all! But I think it looks pretty awesome. 😀Almost like it’s out of LOTR…

Double Dutch

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Double Dutch

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This one was SUPER fun, and got TONS of compliments. Which is always a plus. 🙂 I wanted to get a picture right after I did it, but forgot, and this is at the end of the day. So it’s kinda messy. 😛

1. Section  out a smallish piece of hair in the very front, about the size that you would be a *poof* with. Just get that out of the way for now.

2. Dutch braid the rest of the hair. BUT, as you are dutch braiding that hair, leave tiny pieces of hair out every other section.

3. THEN, starting with that piece you sectioned out at the beginning, begin dutch braiding down the other braid, adding with the pieces you left out from the first.

4. Pancake your first, bigger braid and voila! You’re done! 🙂