You’ll have to forgive me for all the hodge-podge pictures in this one. I did this on the older girls yesterday – but in 2 different styles – using this same braid – and then I did them again today, so I took the best of the pictures and have put them together for this post.
This kind of reminds me of some sort of Renaissance braid or twist. But it’s just simply an unevenly divided or lopsided regular ol’ 3 stranded braid.
I don’t know how you normally hold the hair when you do a 3 stranded braid, but instead of making all 3 sections even — make the middle one the fat one (using most of the hair) & the outside strands very skinny or with very little hair. The thinner the sections on the outside, the cooler it tends to look. Having the hair fairly damp really helps I think. On Bug I did 2 “Indian” braids but doing them this way instead of all sections even. I started on the braid on the right side of her head. Once you’ve divided the hair into the size of sections you want – pull the far right skinny section (the one closest to the face) back to the left & join in with the far left skinny section. I don’t know what order you usually start braiding in, but by pulling the far right section over first gives it a nice & clean & tight start to the whole braid. (If you are doing a braid on each side of the head – on the left braid on the left side of the head, make sure you take the skinny section of hair that is the furthest left – or closest to the face & start braiding with that strand first.)
This pic is from the braid on the right side of the head. You can see in this picture how pulling that first section over the fat middle one helps. Here’s a look up close. Here’s bug with her finished braids today. I got her darling bows from Every Little Detail. Here she is from the front. She’s always loved braids, but she really liked the way this simple “twist” on the regular braid turned out. Yesterday on Goose, I did a set of these – but parted her hair from ear to ear w/a zig-zagged part in the middle & just joined them in the back for a simple “pull back.” Today we pulled them back & joined them into a messy bun. (*As a side note, I’ve professed not to be the best at messy buns – or at least not like the way mine ever turn out – but I finally think I’ve settled on a way that works the best for me – which I’ll be posting soon.) So here’s what Goose is sporting today. She really liked these too. But she was especially loving the flower in her hair. So … here’s a view of that beauty of a flower I got from Every Little Detail.
Be sure to check out all our styles we have made using this cool uneven 3 strand braid HERE.