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Can someone tell me how o do my hair in a french pleat please?

(7 Posts)
BupcakesAndCunting Thu 27-Sep-12 12:54:30

I tried to do one this morning and it looks like I've got a dead rodent glued to the back of my head.

whyme2 Thu 27-Sep-12 13:09:25

Well Ican do them but have no idea how to describe it to you. <helpful>

Have you tried the infamous youtube for help?

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 27-Sep-12 13:10:40

I have looked for video tutorials and found some and even followed one this morning, but it was a hairdresser doing a woman's hair. Its totally different when you're reaching round and doing it yourself! sad

ShirtyKnot Thu 27-Sep-12 13:14:50

Gather your hair up into a low ponytail and the base of your neck. then twist it up into a twisty rope going "up" your head

When You get to the top, smoothe one side and tuck it into the twisty rope...

Or look here

I don't bother with the backcombing or the weirdy pinning at the beginning though.

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 27-Sep-12 13:16:12

THAT'S THE ONE I WATCHED! My pleat did not look like that.

I need another hand.

whyme2 Thu 27-Sep-12 13:17:33

I use slightly damp hair to start and lots and lots of pins/grips. Twist as Shirt says and coil the end under the rope at the top. Takes practice and strong arm muscles.

ShirtyKnot Thu 27-Sep-12 13:24:23

OK, try This on

But instead of using a hideous 1970's "barrette" thingy just use the normal pins.

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