I’ve been playing around with braiding my hair lately. This isn’t so odd, since I’ve been braiding my hair since I was really young. But I’ve been trying to do different types of braids to get myself ready for upcoming costume fun, since both Ari and Denya seem to wear braids.
Yesterday, I played around with putting my hair into a four strand braid. This entails splitting the hair into four equal sections and then weaving it together. Keeping in mind that I did this on myself and couldn’t see the braid in order to do it, I think I did a pretty good job. And since the braid ended up fairly long, I was able to see the end result of a four strand: The whole thing spirals, kind of like DNA (apparently this is because it’s with an equal number of strands). Regardless, it looked pretty nice and I even wore it out, despite the fact that it was twisted so it looked like I messed up. Here’s what a four-strand braid looks like. I wish I had hair this long! But my hair’s so thin and breaks easily, and I’m already distressing it enough by braiding it constantly…
Today I tried a herringbone braid. Unlike the four-strand, this is only made with two (sort of; I mean technically it’s make with three…). This is the first time I’ve ever tried this and have always wondered how to do it. And again, considering I did it without being able to see it, I think that I came out pretty good (though it makes my hair look even thinner than before!).
Hopefully at some point Denya can come over and we can do a test run with her hair to see how the letter opener is going to work with keeping a braid up. See her page for the pic ^.^