Mar 18, 2010

Outside French Braid

Did you ever learn how to french braid 
your hair when you were a little girl?

I did and I learned on one of these:
 Yep, a Barbie.
I have memories of visiting
my grandma and cousins in Montana.
I used to look forward to my aunt
french braiding my hair.
She could do about any braiding
hair style there was and still is.

My cousin taught me how to
french braid on a Barbie.
Then I practiced a lot on my dolls.
Soon I figured out how to do my own hair.
But it took a lot of practice.
Especially when I was braiding 
my hair from the front to the back.

I finally figured out how to do an up side
down or outside french braid 
and I am seriously hooked!
Here's a picture of her french braid -
Here's the link if you want 
to learn how to do a frontal
french braid on her blog:
She has a video on it.

Here is how my hair turned out.
Thanks Ambar for the Forever21 necklace. 
It was V-Day blog gift swap to me, so cute!
Being a tad off topic, but the necklace
 matched my Anthropologie Dress quite well!
The sun glasses are from the OC Fairgrounds
for the local OC gals. Only $6!
Does this make you want to learn how 
to french braid your hair 
if you don't know how?
I recently learned how to
fish tale my hair as well.
Seriously, learn on a doll or Barbie.
That will do the trick.

I've offered to teach my 
co-workers because 
they want to learn how.
Then practice makes perfect.
Start practicing on your own hair
or others hair if you need human hair, lol.
Then you can create new styles!

I remember crying when I was a little
girl because my aunt tugged on my
hair so much because
she was trying to get my hair 
braided with no bumps!
Now it seems like the messy
and tousled braid look is in.
Don't worry about it 
being a tad messy.
It will look lovely!

Here's a few more inspirational 
pictures for you of
outside french braids.
{Just do a french braid backwards
for the outside braid effect}
 
Even the celebs love braids!


See...messy!
Have I inspired you to braid your hair more often?

Do you know how to french braid,
outside french braid, or fish tale?

Get learning and braiding! :)

Sorry...no brunette pictures.
I didn't do that on purpose, lol.
I promise I still love you!

Looking forward to catching 
up on your blogs tomorrow!

XOXO,