Floating Braid


Floating BraidThis is another one of our tutorials that we’d filmed with our new camera but couldn’t get to work when it came time to edit it.  It appears I’m in need of a new computer as the one I’m working on truly is a dinosaur!  We ended out re-shooting this one as well.  I’m hoping this won’t be the case for each new tutorial we do!

These days Goose has liked her hair down a lot more but doesn’t always like it falling in her face.  We’ll add a braid or a twist on the side and secure it with a bobby pins forming an X, but things still sort of start to slide as the day goes on.  This was our solution.  Best part is, is that it’s easy and quick.

Step 1 – Make a side part on the right side of the head

Step 2 – Section out a small amount of hair on the left side & plait a braid

Step 3 – Make the braid long enough to go past the left ear

Step 4 – With a comb or your fingers, grab a tiny amount of hair from the crown

Step 5 – Add that small section of hair into the right side of the braid

It’s almost as if you are going to start doing a lace or French braid, but you will only add one section of hair to the whole braid.  This is what makes it “float.”

Step 6 – Plait another round of a braid and secure the end with an elastic

FINISHED! Floating Braid | BabesInHairland.com

We love doing this because it is so easy and now she doesn’t have to deal with the bobby pins slipping down her straight hair.  You can totally pancake the braid too, which would give it an even prettier look.  You can angle the braid as little or as much as you like too.

Floating Braid | BabesInHairland.com

Floating Braid | BabesInHairland.com

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4 Responses

  1. Tara says:

    This was so cute and easy to do! What a great idea. My daughter hates when I use bobby pins, so this was the prefect way to keep her hair out of her face. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Traci says:

    What a cute braid. I am always looking for ideas to keep my hair out of my face when I exercise and run…this would be perfect since I wouldn’t have to worry about bobby pins. Thanks!

    • The Mom says:

      Thanks Traci! I’d not thought about how it might help when exercising. Good thinking! Hopefully it will help you! Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  3. Thaíse says:

    Hey! I actually do this all the time cause I can’t stand my hair when it tickles my nose
    But I did something different, instead of taking that little strand from the back of the head, I take one from closer to my ear, but like, not the top layer of hair, so that my braid actually “disapears” underneath my hair.
    Of course this is easier for me cause my hair has more volume, but I think it’s nice

    I’m really sorry about my English, it’s not my native language. I hope you could understand me.

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