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Half Knot and Rope Braids

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Sometimes Bee has a love/hate relationship with having her hair down.  She’s so funny sometimes – she likes it to “swoosh” back and forth when it’s down, but doesn’t always love it getting into everything if it’s not contained some how.  She loved this ‘do because her hair was still sort of down, but stayed out of the way but she could still walk and skip around with her hair swooshing around!  Ah, to be a 6 year old again!

This style, obviously isn’t anything too hard.  It’s great for a hot summer day to keep the hair off your neck too.  Just don’t forget a bit of sun screen on the part!

Step 1 – Part hair from front to back, right down the middle

Half Knot & Rope Braids from BabesInHairland.com

Step 2 – On each side, part from the center part down to the ear

Half Knot & Rope Braids from BabesInHairland.com

 Step 3 – Make a ponytail

With the hair behind the ear, secure the hair with a rubber band and make a ponytail on both the left & right side.

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 Step 4 – Comb hair in front of the ears toward the back

Half Knot & Rope Braids from BabesInHairland.com

 Step 5 – Make a half knot

Just like when you start tying your shoe, pass the left section of hair over the right and pass the left section through the hole.  (Or just the opposite if it’s more natural to do it that way!) Pull tight.

Half Knot & Rope Braids from BabesInHairland.com

**Optional** Whenever I make a knot, I like to secure it with a claw clip temporarily until I’m done working with the hair.  This ensures it stays nice & tight and doesn’t come undone.

Half Knot & Rope Braids from BabesInHairland.com

 Step 6 – Make a rope braid

With the tail on the left, twist the hair in a rope braid.  You only need to twist it down far enough that it will reach the ponytail.  You can watch our rope braid video if you need a refresher!

Half Knot & Rope Braids from BabesInHairland.com

Step 7 – Secure rope braid to ponytail

Half Knot & Rope Braids from BabesInHairland.com

Step 8 – Repeat steps 6 & 7 on the right side

Once you’ve secured both rope braids to the ponytails, you’re safe to remove the claw clip from the center of the half knot.

Half Knot & Rope Braids from BabesInHairland.com

Step 9- Make another rope braid

Technically you could stop here and leave them as ponytails, be we opted to do a rope braid in each one.  Secure the end with a rubber band.  You could even take it a step further & wrap the rope braids up into buns.  There are several different ways you could finish this cute style!

Half Knot & Rope Braids from BabesInHairland.com

 FINISHED!

Half Knot & Rope Braids from BabesInHairland.com

Half Knot & Rope Braids from BabesInHairland.com

Half Knot & Rope Braids from BabesInHairland.com

Half Knot & Rope Braids from BabesInHairland.com

 There you have it.  A fun summer style that still “swooshes” when you walk, but keeps the hair up and out of the way!  I’ve linked up over at SNAP’s Show & Tell Wednesday!

Half Knot & Rope Braids from BabesInHairland.com

 

2 Responses

  1. monika says:

    Another perfect do for the upcoming summer days ( in MI we do not have sun all-year-round:-)). Thank you!

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