Is it seriously already this time of year again? Where has 2015 gone? This year can't be almost over already! But as it is, how about I help y'all out with something.
With the coming of Christmas comes (what else?) Christmas parties. This season can be stressful enough without worrying about your hair. So why don't I give y'all an easy style for all your holiday worries? Let me see... how about an updo? What?! Y'all want something that will keep your neck warm too? Picky, picky picky, but your wish is my command.
Easy Front French Braid
Prep- You may want to curl your ends outward if you have short hair. Otherwise, the only thing you need to do is add something to defrizz and smooth your hair. (I like SheaMoisture's coconut & hibiscus smoothie cream. It's available at Walmart and Target.)
1- Brush your hair thoroughly.
2- Make a deep side-part.
3- Section off all the hair closest to your forehead for about an inch back from it. Go down 'til you're roughly in front of the ear, and then stop.
4- Temporarily secure the rest of your hair away from your face. (I use a clip.)
5- Pick up the hair at the top of the still-free hair, and divide it into three sections.
6- Cross the left piece over the middle one. You now have new left and middle pieces.
7- Cross the right piece over the new middle. You now have new right and middle pieces.
8- Add a small strand of free hair to the new left piece.
9- Cross the left piece with additional hair over the middle. You now have new left and middle pieces.
10- Add a small strand of free hair to the new right piece.
11- Cross the right piece with the additional hair over the middle. You now have new right and middle pieces. (You are now French braiding.)
12- Repeat 8-11 until you you run out of free hair to add.
13- Finish with a regular braid and secure with a small ponytail holder (optional).
14- Release the rest of your hair.
15- Pick up the first layer or two of hair behind the French braid. You may want to temporarily secure it.
16- Using bobby pins, secure the braid under the hair you picked up .
17- Drop the hair and you're done!
Variations: Curl the free hair. Do a Dutch braid, French fishtail braid, or Dutch fishtail braid.
P.S. I up dated the link from the last post, and it works now. Shout out to my friend/reader, MaryBeth, for pointing it out to me.