So, to continue my LotR/Hobbit series, today I'm going show y'all how to do the braid she would have worn. (If you missed the first post, click here.) It's a bit complicated, but I'll try to break it down into easy-to-follow steps, okay? Here we go!
|(Oh look who's in the background of this one!)|
Arwen's Helm's Deep Braid
1- Brush hair and make a middle part.
2- By the right temple, pick up a small section of hair and divide it into three equal pieces.
3- Cross the bottom section over the middle one. The bottom piece is now your new middle, and the old middle is your new bottom.
4- Then cross the top section over your new middle. Now you have another new middle section and a new top.
5- Pick up a little bit of loose hair and add it to the bottom section. You should pick the loose hair up from your hairline. (That's the edge of your hair.)
6- Cross the bottom with the added hair over the middle. You once again have a new middle and bottom.
7- Repeat step 4.
8- Repeat step 3 and then step 4 again.
9- Repeat steps 5-8 until you're about an inch and half from the nape of your neck. (See 2nd picture.) Then finish with a normal braid
10- Repeat steps 2-9 on the other side of your head. When you've done that, you should have two braids, each with about an 8th of your hair.
11- Divide the remaining loose hair into six pieces. You may want to clip every other section to keep them separated.
12- Braid each of the six pieces. You now have eight braids.
13- Take the two original braids and cross them, one on top and one on bottom.
14- Divide the braids into groups of two braids each.
15- Cross the right outside group under the right middle and over the left middle.
16- Cross the left outside group over the left middle and over the right middle.
17- Repeat steps 15 -16 until the braid is complete.
Whew! That was a doozy! Here's an extra picture for sitting through all that.
If any of y'all try it, I'd love to hear about in a comment. By the way, what is the most random piece of LotR trivia you know?