Waterfall Twist

Hey everyone! Today I’m going to show you all a great hairstyle for looking nice with minimal effort. Out of the ‘nice’ hairstyles I do on myself, this is one of my favourites because it’s so easy but looks so pretty. (I’m doing it on my sister today) The waterfall twist I’ll show you today is similar to the beautiful waterfall braid-style in Sophia’s post Waterfall Twist and Reverse Fishtail, but it uses two pieces of hair instead of three to create a lovely twist. (If you like this post, I’m sure you’ll love her combo hairstyle!) This hairstyle is definitely DIY as well, and looks great on just about any length of hair. I hope you enjoy it! 😀

Items needed: hair tie, accessory (optional)

Skill level: easy

Time: 5 minutes

Step-by-step:

  1. Part hair as desired (I used a middle part) and separate out a piece of hair at the front of the head, on one side of the part.
  2. Take another section of hair next to it, and wrap/place it over the first strand.
  3. Drop the first strand, pick up a piece of hair next to it and wrap/place it over the strand you’re still holding. Repeat until you reach the back of the head and clip out of the way.
  4. Repeat on the other side, tie the two ends together, and accessorise as desired.

And there you have it! Because this style is so loose and gentle anyway, you don’t really need to pancake it, unless you have fairly long, heavy hair. If your hair’s a bit too short to do a waterfall twist all the way around your head, it looks really nice if you just go partway round, and pin the end back with something pretty.

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Comment below and let me know if you liked this tutorial! Bye for now! 🙂

Diy Waterfall Braid

Today I’m going to show you how to create the waterfall braid, I love how easy this is once you get the hang of it! I just came up with a great way to wear the waterfall braid as a DIY style a week or two ago, right before Mass, and loved it so much I wore it two or three times that week!

The funny thing is, I wasn’t really into wearing waterfall braids on myself until recently. Maybe it was because my hair was really long before, and sometimes a bit frizzy so I wasn’t as inclined to wear it out, I’m not really sure… But what I do know is that I love this look! 😉

I hope this tutorial will help you all to learn how to do this super easy DIY waterfall braid look!

Also, as a side note, I do realise that the “4 strand braid” won the most votes in the recent poll, but I just couldn’t wait to show you all this hairstyle! 😉 (it came 2nd in the poll) Do however, look out for the 4 strand braid in one of my next posts!

Another thing I think is amazing about waterfall braids is the fact that they work on even the shortest of hair, I’ve seen them done on a-line bob hair cuts ect. (which is pretty short) and they work really well! So I would definitely give this hairstyle a tick for almost every length of hair! 😉

Time requirement: 4-8 minutes, (it depends on your hair length)

Items needed: 1-2 small rubber hair ties, and a comb, (hairspray is optional)

Step-by-step instructions:

  1.  To begin with take a small section from one side of the hair in the front and separate the hair into 3 sections..
  2. For the first stitch of this braid, you actually just do the first step for a french braid..
  3. I actually do two complete stitches of a french braid before beginning the waterfall braid on the heaver side of my hair..
  4. Once you get to the third stitch of the braid, you now drop the right hand piece and let it fall out of the way.
  5. Now pick up a small section of hair to add back into the braid and add it back as the right hand piece. You have basically just dropped the right hand strand and replaced it with a new strand in the exact same location.
  6. Now take that right hand strand and cross it over the middle strand.…
  7. You then add hair to the top strand {this is exactly what you would do with a regular French braid}and cross it over the middle strand…
  8. You have now just finished your third stitch of the braid at this point.
  9. Repeat steps 2-7 over and over again until you get to the middle of the back of your head..
  10. Using the three remaining strands, create a basic braid down about half way and secure with an elastic or clip for now..
  11. Essentially you’re just doing a french braid the whole time, only you drop the bottom strand each time over and pick up some more hair from just behind the strand you’ve dropped and continue…
  12. Repeat steps 2-10 on the other side, but as I mentioned I only did the extra stitch of a normal french braid on the heavy side of my hair, so don’t do it for the other half..(trust me it’s really not as complicated as it all sounds 😉 )
  13.  Now take the two braids and secure them together tightly at the middle of your head…
  14. I didn’t really like how the braids looked just tied together at the back, so I did a flip-under (the pictures should explain..)

And there you have the DIY waterfall braid! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. 🙂

Also a special thanks to my older brother who took the pictures for me, and helped out with producing the video. ❤  😉