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French plait on your own hair

(16 Posts)
Eatingcheeseontoast Mon 29-May-17 08:43:15

Is it possible?

Peppapogstillonaloop Mon 29-May-17 08:45:41

Yes of course! Just takes practise..

justkeeponsmiling Mon 29-May-17 08:48:14

My 11 year old has taught herself to so it because I am so rubbish at it. Her hair is halfway down her back and she does a brilliant job now after loads of practice.

FeckTheMagicDragon Mon 29-May-17 08:50:35

Yes - I can do it on my own, but not others unless I shut my eyes smile

jeaux90 Mon 29-May-17 08:52:04

YouTube has a lot of videos on how to do different hairstyles. I can do my own french plait.

CMOTDibbler Mon 29-May-17 08:52:07

Yes, just takes practice.

BeanSprout79 Mon 29-May-17 08:53:06

Yep, can't remember how I started but just know I can and it looks good (made dh take a picture to be sure).

BrieAndChilli Mon 29-May-17 08:53:10

I find a 'reverse' French plait is easier on myself - so you put the strands under rather than over.

Wh0Kn0wsWhereTheTimeGoes Mon 29-May-17 09:25:56

Yes, I taught myself as a teenager. I can't do the reverse one though.

StressedMover Mon 29-May-17 09:28:25

brieand chilli so do I- called a Dutch braid!

Stormwhale Mon 29-May-17 09:30:48

I started teaching myself by trying it at night after a bath with slightly damp hair. It didn't matter what it came out like as no-one would see it anyway. I found the hair being slightly damp helps as it isn't so fly away. I have since found that a light spray of volumising dry hair shampoo works in the same manner. Your arms will ache at first!

VanillaSugar Mon 29-May-17 09:33:00

Is this the same as the fishtail Plait? How does anyone do it? I love it, but can't plait it.

Aartappel Mon 29-May-17 09:34:09

Yes! I used to do it when I had way too much patience and way too much time before school years ago. grin

UnicornMadeOfPinkGlitter Mon 29-May-17 09:36:04

I used to do all my own hairstyles when I was at school. My mum could do a ponytail and that was it.

That's why I get so frustrated that my 11 yr old won't let me do anything with her hair and will only have a ponytail

StressedMover Mon 29-May-17 09:36:32

No a fishtail plait is started with parting the length I need two. Then taking a small section from the outer side of one part crossing it over to the outer side of the other part and continue. Quite time consuming though!

StressedMover Mon 29-May-17 09:37:18

In two!

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