French (or Dutch) Braids

I have been working on French Braiding since here.  During this process, I realized that I braid backwards.  I never even realized there was a right-side-up or up-side-down method!  Instead of a braid that is inside (next to the scalp), the braid is on the outside (popping out from the head).  I’ve seen this called a Dutch Braid, but I don’t know if that’s standard.  (I do wonder what the Dutch did to deserve this under/outside braid, as opposed to the French with an top/inside braid…  A side story I guess.)

At any rate, I have been practicing and I think I finally mastered it.  I won’t bother retraining myself to learn how to braid correctly, but I’ll just work with what I can.  I’m happy with it, and it keeps Samantha’s growing bangs out of her face.  (These pictures are even after a day at school!) (Wow, that’s a lot of parentheses.)

Next, Samantha wants me to learn how to do a Fishtail Braid.



I’ve been wanting to learn how to French Braid. My subject is somewhat cooperative, but not enough for the amount of practice that I need. I’ve been watching YouTube videos, and there’s a lot of really cute hairstyles out there. I found this blog, which I think I might add to my RSS. Anyway, if someone (ah hem, MOM) knows how, maybe I can learn better. My fingers just don’t cooperate!