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Reply #45 - Jul 22nd, 2004 at 1:20am
 
Holy Cow!!
Space Cadet! Those braid sites wre AWESOME!!

Once I actually get my hair long enough, I need to teach a friend of mine how to do them so that she can put my hair up for me.

I REALLY like the Dutch Classing with the braid hanging accents. *Dies for sheer gorgeousness*

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Reply #46 - Jul 22nd, 2004 at 10:28am
 
Yeah - the sites are great and the briads are really easy once you start practicing - I can do a 5 strand fairly easily now, and it looks so much more interesting than a plain french braid.  Good luck practicing!
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Reply #47 - Jul 22nd, 2004 at 11:45am
 
Hey Space Cadet!!!!  Glad to see you around again.  Hope things are going well for you.

I need to work on my 5 strand braid - it is still a mess when I do it.
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Reply #48 - Jul 22nd, 2004 at 12:28pm
 
Yes - been extremely busy with graduation, starting a new job, buying and moving into our first house and going to a lot of weddings - I have some more updo's I should really put pictures of here if I can - though time is lacking, but I will soon

it won't take too much practice - the hardest part of multiple strand braids is practicing the fingering - since your hair is long, I think before working on the french or dutch style you may want to just practice on all of your hair divided and gathered at the nape of your neck so that you can braid it over your shoulder in front of you and your arms won't get tired over your head while you practice - that's what makes it easy to finish up my french braid when I do it - knowing I only have to have my arms up while I'm still on the scalp part!
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Reply #49 - Oct 22nd, 2004 at 3:47pm
 
Hey!  I was just looking thru the customer gallery, and one that really caught my eye was Stacy Daniel's "conquistador", that looks so cool!  Does anyone have any ideas how that is done?
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Reply #50 - Oct 25th, 2004 at 7:15pm
 
Hmm, Maggie, good question! It's a bad picture, so it's hard to tell.  My first guess is that it's a short ponytail with a hair colored scrunchie.  If that's the case, unfortunately it probably wouldn't look as good in 'real life' as it does in a very dark pic.
If it's not that, it could be a hair knot, with the end of the hair coming out of the middle of the knot.
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Reply #51 - Oct 25th, 2004 at 7:58pm
 
Actually, the more i look at it, it looks like maybe a french twist was done first, and then it looks like the excess hair was wrapped around the center spurt of hair and secured with stix.  I wonder if a hair tie was used at the top at all, I'm not very good with up-do's and how to do the up-do's that they do so well...(wow, how corny Tongue)
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Reply #52 - Oct 25th, 2004 at 9:59pm
 
Here's what it looks like if you brighten it up:

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Still can't tell exactly what it is, but it doesn't look like a French twist.
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Reply #53 - Oct 31st, 2004 at 6:38pm
 
I can see why you thought it looked like a french twist.  I think I know how she got it to look like that.  Bend over from the waist, so your hair is falling towards the floor.  then gather the hair (with your hands at the top of your head, slightly below where you want the bun/knot to be) and twist it to the left.  That will create the twisty look.  i don't know about the rest of the style, either its a hair knot with long thin hair or a flip-flop of some sort with short hair (with a very well-hidden hair tie, or none at all?) with the ends arranged to stick up.
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Reply #54 - Nov 1st, 2004 at 2:22pm
 
Thank you eKatherin for brightening that picture up for us, it is much easier to see now.  And BraiderSC, I think you have the right idea with how that was done, I'm going to give it a shot, maybe I can come up with something close.  I just really like the way the hair spurts at the top, it looks funky!  So maybe i can be creative and even come up with something on my own...stranger things have happened!  Thanks again!  -maggs
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Reply #55 - Nov 22nd, 2004 at 1:41am
 
Alright I have seen many pics of bikerbraids hair braided then taken ot and it curly and also space-cadets how do you guys do it? Did you comb it after you took out the braids and if so how did you keep it from getting frizzy afterwards? If i comb mine after i take out the braids its all fizzy and fluffy.
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Reply #56 - Nov 22nd, 2004 at 2:20am
 
Sorry here - my hair is naturally curly, so I can't do a thing about it - except control it!  I'm a oudid girl (www.ouidad.com) and love the stuff, and my touchable curls (now if only I knew not to brush my hair when I was in middle school...)

After I take my hair out of a braid it's actually a lot straighter than normal for me!
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Reply #57 - Nov 22nd, 2004 at 10:23am
 
Space_Cadet!!!! Good to see you post again!  I thought that you might have gotten lost in cyberspace!

To answer Legomypago's question:  If I am braiding my hair specifically to get waves in my hair, I will first oil my hair from the ears down.  When I braid it, I will wet my hands so that the hair will stay neat in the braid longer.  When I take the braid out, I gently unbraid the braid.  After my hair is completely out of the braid, I will gently finger comb my hair to separate it more.  If necessary, I might lightly oil my hair again to tame any frizzies or flyaways. 

The general rule for great looking waves - do as little as possible to them.  Grin
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Reply #58 - Nov 22nd, 2004 at 12:53pm
 
Not last in cyberspace - just lost in MA!  We bought a house this summer and it was really used looking on the inside - nothing really structural or major - just tons of work to do like painting, trim work, and chaning fixtures - we're finally nearing done and really working on unpacking - hooray!

And now I can get back to my hair!  I need a haircut badly, my hair looks like it's longer, but the ends are in terrible shape Sad  I just can't get my hair much longer than mid back - about where my bra strap is Sad  I want it to my waist at least - when it's dry I mean!
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