What to do with a classic braid?

Milkmaid Braids

Now the name may sound unappealing to some but thatโ€™s no reason why not to milk the classic braid of its worth and come off super cute and dreamy at the end. You can split your mane wither with a straight comb or sometimes just your pinky. As hair does not grow in a grid sometimes itโ€™s quite hard to obtain a straight line so make sure to check the mirror often if thatโ€™s what you are going for. You can also try to put your forehead down and start parting from the back of your head to the forehead. This should help as the hair on the top of your head generally has already some patterns of parting which are harder to follow down the back where you canโ€™t see anymore. Now take the tips from the classic braid from my previous posts and split them in two. I would recommend to gather all the hair on one side behind the ear before you start braiding away from your head, that will make the braid more flexible to pull over the crown of your head and the root of the braid being right behind your ear gives it more often than not the length to reach the other side of your head as well as to not look awkward.

Your best friends now are bobby pins. With both braids done you can start putting them up one by one. Use the mirror to find the best place for you to pin it, some people prefer it really high up while others stay close to the forehead. Once you found the perfect place, pin the hair in place. To avoid showing bobby pins everywhere, aim to pin in the lower layers of hair in order to have the top strands cover the metal. Use as many pins as you feel necessary and cross them over one another in order to prevent them from slipping away. When you get to the second braid, position it over the ends of the first braid crossed over and then look to pin the other edge under the initial braid. Two awesome things come from this. Firstly, your ends are hidden. Secondly the two braids look more interwoven and dimensional, like a real crown.

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