Double french braided ponytail/sport hairstyles

Hey everyone, happy Wednesday (yes that’s right, we’ve moved all future posts now to every Wednesday or Tuesday, instead of on Mondays.)

Now you might be thinking to yourself, “That’s not Clare’s hair is it?” and if you say that then you’d be right. Today one of my awesome cousins is modelling this style in her gorgeous hair.

I think this is a great sports hairstyle to keep the hair out of your face, but it could also just as easily be dressed up or down, however you like it really!

And this is definitely so easy I would classify it as a DIY even though I happened to have done it on my cousin.

Items needed: comb, 1-2 bobby pins, 1 hair tie.

Time: 5-10 minutes

Step-by-step instructions:

  1.  Begin by parting the hair all the way down the middle..
  2. Section off one side for now…
  3. French braid on side, using reasonable large sections, however start with slightly smaller pieces and grab larger sections as you go along…
  4. Once you run out of hair, braid all the way down and tie the ends with a hair tie..
  5. Repeat steps 3-4…
  6. When you have both braids finished, secure the braids together at the base of the neck…
  7. Now undo the braids in the ponytail..
  8. And if you want to, grab a small piece of hair from the under side of the ponytail and wrap it around the hair tie, secure with a bobby pin or two..
  9. This step is optional, but I like how it makes the french braid look different from a normal one.. Go back up the braid and gently tug the inside pieces of the braid to make them look fuller, and it also gives it an almost dutch braid look to it.
  10. And you’re done!!

I hope you liked this post, I know quite a few people asked for some sport hairstyles a little while back. So hopefully you enjoyed this tutorial! Is this sport hairstyle something you would wear to training or a game?

The 3 braid combo

I’m really sorry I didn’t post a hairstyle for the last post of the 6 in 6 days, I was really busy that day, and didn’t even realize until the next day that I hadn’t! Hopefully this makes up for it! 😉 From now on there will be a regular post each week (usually on a Monday.) Remember to subscribe for email notifications on new posts! Now lets get onto the hairstyle!

I saw a picture for this a while ago, but had never tried it before. I think it’s a really pretty, and unique hairstyle, and while it may be a difficult one to try on yourself, it’s great to do on other people! If you would like a diy tutorial on this hairstyle, please leave a comment below!

 

Items needed: Rat tail comb, brush, 2 small rubber elastics, 4-5 bobby pins.

  1.  Begin by parting the hair down the middle..
  2. then section off a crescent shaped bit of hair from the top of the part to above the ear, on either side of the head…
  3. tie back the remaining hair for the moment..
  4. Next lace braid from the part line on either side of the head until you run out of hair, finish off in a plait.
  5. Un-tie the remaining hair and french braid until you reach just above the nape of the neck…
  6. Finish off in a fishtail braid..
  7. Now go back and grab your two lace braids, tying them together with an elastic around where the rosette is in the picture…
  8. then pancake the braids a little to make them look fuller…
  9. and form a bun shaped rosette, pin it to hold it in place, and you’re done!

I’ll remind everyone once more, that this is going to be a request run site, so basically you make the request and we’ll try to do the hairstyle for you!

Got a question? Ask away!

 

How To Create a Braided Updo

So this is a hairstyle I made up a while back, I hope you like this braided updo!

 

Items you will need: hair brush, 2-3 hair elastics, 1 hair tie and a handful of bobby pins.

  1. To start of with you will need to part your hair off to one side….
  2. Separate a small section of hair from the front and french braid it until you get to just in front of your ear…
  3. Finish it off with a plait, and secure with an elastic…
  4. Then go back and gently tug on the outside edges of the braid to make it look bigger and softer..
  5. Keep the braid out of the way while you gather all of the rest of your hair in to a messy bun..
  6. Once you have the bun where you want it, secure it with bobby pins…
  7. And the wrap the braid around the bun and secure into place with a few more bobby pins.
  8. Add hairspray if desired.

I originally posted this here

Give it a try and let me know what you think of it! 🙂

First blog post- The four basic braids

Hi all!

This is a tutorial for every basic braid you will ever need.  Master these, and you already have an awesome repertoire of hairstyling options!! 🙂 

In honour of our first week on the blog, there will be 6 posts in 6 days! So keep a look out, or subscribe for email notifications on new posts! ~Clare

THE 3-STRAND BRAID OR PLAIT (THE foundational braid!)

  1. Divide the hair into 3 pieces
  2. Cross the right strand over the middle strand
  3. Bring the left strand over the new middle strand
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 all the way down the hair
  5. Your braid is complete!!

 THE FRENCH BRAID

  1.   Divide the hair into 3 pieces
  2.   Cross the left strand over the middle strand
  3.   Bring the right strand over the new middle strand
  4.   Repeat steps 2-3 all the way down the hair
  5.   Your braid is complete!!

THE DUTCH BRAID (inside-out braid)

  1. Divide the hair into 3 pieces
  2. Cross the left strand under the middle strand
  3. Bring the right strand behind the new middle strand
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 all the way down the hair
  5. Your braid is complete!!

 

 

THE FISHTAIL BRAID

1.

  1. Divide the hair into 2 equal sections
  2. Next take a small piece of hair from the outside edge of the right section, and take it over the rest of that same section and combine it into the left section
  3. Now take a small piece of hair from the outside edge of the left section, and take it over the rest of that section, and combine it into the right section {simply the opposite of Step #3}…
  4. Continue Steps 3 & 4 over and over again until you run out of hair…
  5. and you’re done!

(Pictures provided by Clare 😉 )