Rope Braid Hairstyle

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Rope Braid Hairstyle from BabesInHairland.com

It seems like a lot of the styles I’m seeing out there these days just keep getting more and more complicated and intricate.  While I love those kind of styles, I also love the simple ones that use basic hair “techniques” but turn out awesome too!  This is one of those styles.

Step 1 – Make a side part – ours was zig-zag

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Step 2 – Part out small section by the temple Rope Braid Hairstyle from BabesInHairland.com

Step 3 – Make a rope braid

If you don’t know how to do a rope braid, check out our old video here.  Twist enough that it will reach around the back of the head.  Temporarily secure the rope braid/twist with a claw clip. Rope Braid Hairstyle from BabesInHairland.com

Step 4 – Make a 2nd rope braid

Right behind the first rope braid, part out another section of hair above the ear and make another rope braid.  Secure the end temporarily with a claw clip. Rope Braid Hairstyle from BabesInHairland.com

Step 5 – Repeat steps 2-4 on the left side of the head

Sorry, the picture makes my front rope braid look weird and twisted up a bit, but once I pulled it back that disappears.  Temporarily secure the end of both of these twists as well. Rope Braid Hairstyle from BabesInHairland.com

Step 6 – Join the front rope braids/twists toward the left side of the head & secure with an elastic Rope Braid Hairstyle from BabesInHairland.com Step 7 – Join the 2nd (the ones above the ear) rope braid/twists in back underneath the first set Rope Braid Hairstyle from BabesInHairland.com

Things will look a bit like this from the sides at this point: Rope Braid Hairstyle from BabesInHairland.com

I know they are spaced differently, but that was what I wanted! Rope Braid Hairstyle from BabesInHairland.com

Step 8 – Make one big rope braid with remaining hair

Make sure you pull this off to the side below the smaller rope braid/twists.  By doing that, hopefully you’ll get some hairs that stray out of the twist because the angle you are pulling it.  (More on that in a minute.)  Secure the end with an elastic. Rope Braid Hairstyle from BabesInHairland.com

Step 9 – Wrap the rope braid

Bring your rope braid up toward the elastics of the smaller rope braids.  Secure with bobby pins so it hides those elastics. Rope Braid Hairstyle from BabesInHairland.com

Step 10 – Hide the tail of your rope braid

It’s almost like I made the shape of the letter “P” when I did this.  Bring the tail of the rope braid back toward the base of it & tuck it behind  & secure with bobby pins as needed.  Depending on the length of hair you’re working with will make the look you get vary.  Let all the loose hairs stick out if you get those! Rope Braid Hairstyle from BabesInHairland.com

Step 11 – (Optional) Pull out shorter hairs & add a bit of product so they “spray” out.

We decided to embrace the fact that her hair wasn’t going to twist all neat & clean in the last part of the style.  So we made sure to pull those short hairs out make it a little “messier”. Rope Braid Hairstyle from BabesInHairland.com

FINISHED! Rope Braid Hairstyle from BabesInHairland.com

Rope Braid Hairstyle from BabesInHairland.com

Rope Braid Hairstyle from BabesInHairland.com

Rope Braid Hairstyle from BabesInHairland.com

Rope Braid Hairstyle from BabesInHairland.com Rope Braid Hairstyle from BabesInHairland.com Rope Braid Hairstyle from BabesInHairland.com Depending on how “messy” or “neat” you make the twist in back, this can be a really casual style, or very formal.  It’s up to you!  Play around with it & have fun with it!

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