Infinity Braid

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This has been on my Hairstyles & Makeup board for a little while now. Obviously my hair is too short for this now, and I honestly don’t know if I could manage to do this to myself anyway!
I don’t know if you can tell by the pictures, but I ended up using Chiara’s Rapunzel doll.
You start by taking two pieces from each side of the head. The piece in your left hand, curl into a loop. The right hand needs to be pulled under the loop, as demonstrated in picture 1.
The second step is to take your right piece an twist it over the bottom piece of the loop, as shown in picture 2. Continue twisting that same piece until it curls under the pulled back piece on the left side. See picture 3. The directions sound complicated, even to me, but the pictures should really help! Remember how you pulled the left piece under the loop? Tug that piece, ever so slightly up through the loop. Just a little, as shown in picture 4. Feed your top piece under that pulled up piece and tug it down. It’ll look something like picture 5. Adjust your knot to suit yourself, hopefully it’ll end up looking like it did in final number 6!
I found the overall process was made easier by twisting the pieces. It makes them a little easier to maneuver.
I thought this would be difficult, and I’m not going to lie, I’m glad I had a doll to attempt this on. Chiara would never have sat still for this one, and I tried bribing her with cookies! Let me know how your attempts turn out.
To see this style on human hair, check out http://web.stagram.com/p/391864081600562324_17025592
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Shorty bun-n-braid

Shorty bun-n-braid

So, at first I was thinking, blogging about doing my hair, really?! Then I thought, you know what, it’s an experience that came from Pinterest. So yeah, blogging about hair!
I loved the way this looked in the original pin and it says it’s for short hair, so I was all about trying it out. Sadly I don’t have anyone to experiment on other than myself. Chiara’s hair is a little too short for this style and she’s not quite patient enough to sit through me trying stuff out. I know I could find a friend to sit through this if I tried (Jenna, you may be a victim) but I wanted to try it out right then and there.
I tend to be impatient and skip some steps, just FYI. The original pin says you need to do some big wavy curls with a curling iron. The only curling iron I own is a teeny-tiny 1/2″ one, so that wouldn’t quite do the trick. My solution was to put my hair in french braided pig tails after a shower and let them dry. Then when I let them down, I had big waves.
The bun part of this was easy, other than having to locate my bobby pins, so step 2 was easy. The next and last step was a tricky one for me. I can french braid my own hair without much difficulty, but I like to do tight braids. It’s still a look, as seen in the picture, with tight braids, but it’s not quite the same look. If you check out the original pin you’ll see it’s really a hippy-bohemian look. I have a real issue with loose braids, on myself anyway. Maybe on some level I’m worried they’ll come out. . . . . Anyhow, love the look, will definitely do this again and I’m looking forward to trying this on someone else!