Hello, everyone! For my learning project, I am going to attemp to master the art of doing my own hair. I chose this because my capability when it comes to DIY hair is either straightening it or throwing it up into a ponytail, and therefore constantly asking my sister, friends, and my mom to do my hair for me.
The first hairstyle I attempted was the “Basic French Braid” because it is a style I have always wanted to learn but never took the time to actually do it. I watched a couple Youtube videos and read a step-by-step guide. The video that I found the most helpful went in small steps, had a narrator saying the steps out, and was easy to watch because of how it was edited. The video I watched that was not helpful involved a lot of comments that were only beneficial if you had the same type of hair as the person demonstrating.
After watching the video numerous times, I then proceeded to finally apply my knowledge and try it out:
Unfortunately, my French Braid did not look exactly like I had hoped it would. It is actually inside-out and does not look like a traditional French Braid. After I saw how my braid looked I rewatched the helpful Youtube video to try and see what I did wrong. From what I could tell, instead of pulling the strands under one another I pulled them over, which then lead to an inside-out French Braid.
- Materials Used:
- 2 small plastic elastics
Some more hairstyles I look forward to learning are a sock bun, a french braid “headband”, basic curls, boxer braids, and if after reading this there are any hairstlyes you would like me to try, please comment below!