Secret Braid

March 9, 2015

secret braid - drifter and the gypsy blog
It’s no secret (pun not intended) that I love a good braid. I had long, thick hair as a child, so the braid was a staple in my repertoire of hairdos. My mom became a pro at so many types of braids: French braids, fishtails, inside out braids, side braids, waterfall braids, etc.

secret braid - drifter and the gypsy blog
This braid looks 1,000 times more complicated than it actually is. Be prepared to have your mind blown.

Materials:

– Paddle brush
– Hair ties
– Clear hair elastics
– Bobbi pins

secret braid - drifter and the gypsy blog
Steps:

1. Start by rough teasing hair with a paddle brush to give it some added volume and texture.

2. Put hair into a side ponytail, but leave a small section of hair out.

3. Braid the ponytail into a fishtail braid and secure with a clear elastic.

4. Loosen the fishtail up by gently pulling it apart.

5. Cut the hair elastic that held the former ponytail.

6. Create a standard three strand braid with the hair you left out and secure with a clear elastic.

7. Take the standard braid and lay it flat against the fishtail.

8. Secure the braids together by bobbi pins. Place about three pins behind the fishtail so that they are hidden.

9. This step is optional. Wrap the tiny ends of hair around the clear elastic so that no elastic is visible and only hair is showing.

secret braid - drifter and the gypsy blog
secret braid - drifter and the gypsy blog
Hair & Makeup: Danika Lamb
Intro & Photography: Micaela Hoo

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