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Growing Out Bangs (Read 12698 times)
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Reply #30 - Oct 3rd, 2004 at 5:22pm
 
Wow that sounds amazing, I'd love to see a photo! I'll try your hairband style tomorrow. Maybe you could post a list sometime of your 246 different hairstyles, how impressive!  Shocked

I've tried to do hairband styles several times, but my braid always ends up:
1. Twisting on itself so it stands on its edge over my head.
2. Looking wispy on the side I started with, I don't seem to be able to make the braid tight from the very first braid.

Do you have any tips?

/Kate
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Reply #31 - Oct 4th, 2004 at 1:22am
 
I had the same problem with that when I tried the hair hairband the first time... For my first section with this style I take the largest "section".  From just below the ear to just below the temple - the final section is approximately one inch lower on the opposite side - and I've never noticed it looking lopsided - (I'm so picky [read obsessive compulsive] - I'll do a style as many times as it takes to get it "perfect" - thankfully - after braiding it daily since the age of 4, my fingers are so well-trained I seldom even have to look in the mirror any more to braid).

Taking such a big section to begin with, and laying all three segments together once, before taking the first "additional" piece, gives a firm and substantial start.  Hope this helps - let me know how it turned out!  I'd be eager to see this braid on someone else - your hair is SO beautiful and such a different color than mine - I'd love to see it.  

Just a note - our ladies with layers in the front could easily do this as well - (I was curious..... and tried it on my 15 year old son's hair to get a  trial effect on shorter hair - his is about 13 inches total from the crown - and was razor cut into 'shards' - [after elementary and middle school in private school, with a regulation length hair style - he has decided long hair is fun - and hasn't had it really cut, only styled since]......anyway, the braid worked perfectly - I thank him for his tolerance with this experiment. Roll Eyes)

Re: my hair photos - I, too would love to put them "up" on the computer, if I can figure it out  someday.  Once in a while I'll go look at the photos for an idea - it's nice having a style gallery right at my fingertips when I'm feeling decidedly uncreative  Cheesy

Good luck with your braiding, kate!
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ooo - just re-read your post - and forgot to mention the "rolling" dilema - If you concentrate upon keeping the 'back' hand (my left, but right hand if you're a lefty) with the elbow pointed as far back/behind me as possible - this way the braid 'behaves' better....and maintains an even depth from the hairline, rather than the end getting closer to the face as you braid.  happy braiding!
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Reply #32 - Oct 7th, 2004 at 11:53pm
 
Thanks for the instructions nightowl.  I've had the same issues as Kate and can't wait to try this again.
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Reply #33 - Oct 8th, 2004 at 11:56am
 
Well, I did the hair headband the other day and it looked pretty good this time. I didn't have any problems with it rolling over, I guess practice makes perfect! Smiley My hair is thicker on the left side so I'll probably start there when I use this style.

Now I just need to figure out what to do with my very short braid which hangs at mid-neck! It'll look better with longer hair.

I'll try and get a decent picture next time I do this style, I was alone at home and couldn't get the camera to focus on my hair.  Roll Eyes

/Kate
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