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    Default Can you braid?

    I can't.

    I have four girls and all love their hair braided, but all I do is plaits lol! Whilst on Easter holidays Miss 12 has been watching youtube and managed to teach herself the dutch and french braids and wants to learn the fish tail. This will be great come school photo time etc.

    I've tried, but I just can't seem to follow someone else doing it.

    So, are you a master braider or a master failure like me?

    Feel free to show off your handy work if you have pics.

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    No I can't braid. Would love to be able to braid my own hair. I probably could learn but I just don't have time to practise at the moment. My mum couldn't braid either.

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    Yes, I can braid. I have mostly had short hair, so I never learnt how to do anything other than a pony tail with my own hair. But I went to boarding school so I spent a lot of time doing other people’s hair.

    DD is only 5 and doesn’t really have the patience to sit while I show off all my skills. Hopefully she will appreciate it in the future.

    The ‘technique’ isn’t too difficult, but the trick is knowing how much hair to pick up each time.

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    @AdornedWithCats, my Mum couldn't either, but in saying that, I always had a pixie cut as a child and my sister's hair was quite wavy/curly. It would be great being able to braid your own hair, I love those little braids across the fringe.

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    Not even to save my life I can’t. But I need to learn for when dd has long hair

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-DJ Nette View Post
    The ‘technique’ isn’t too difficult, but the trick is knowing how much hair to pick up each time.
    That's a good tip!
    You'll definitely have to show your DD (when she's old enough to have the patience) as it's such a handy skill! I pay a teenager every time my girls have something special on and want their hair braided.

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    My mum could never braid. I taught myself (before youtube days) how to braid on my own hair.

    I could braid my own easy enough but took me a long time to transfer those skills over to my own girls hair.

    I can finally do it, just simple regular braids

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    I can braid and I remember visualising step by step where the hair needed to be placed then slowly practising on someone else and it developed from there.

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    Yes ! Horse manes and tails! Never ever been able to braid human hair on a head!

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    I’ve got my L plates on. I started practising on barbie and one holiday started practicing on my girls. I’m very slow!

    The biggest issue I have is it’s saggy at the bottom where it turns into plaits. Every time. Also doesn’t last long. My friend is an amazing braider and I always get her to do my girls hair and leave it in for days.

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