I was scanning Pinterest last night and I came across a post about summer hairstyles. I went to the website and found tons of photos and guides for how to braid in interesting ways and create unique updos. I decided to try one of the styles today. My hair is still way to short for a braid – but I can sort of manage a french braid. This braid is called the French Fishtail. Click on the link for more accurate directions!
I began with clean dry hair that I blew out sorta straight.
I started the braid off the side near my normal side part. I took two sections and crossed them over each other then gathered more hair into each section and continued crossing the sections until I got to the base of my neck.
This is the start of the braid. In the tutorial I followed the girl started the braid on the back of her head, not from her face, but my hair is so short that this is the only way I can really braid it.
This is a view of the finished braid from the front.
This is the view of the back – it’s all crazy because I clearly got mixed up while I was doing this and one strand is definitely going the wrong way.
This is the front view of my second attempt.
This is the top of the braid.
And this is the back. It looks much more normal – although a few more inches of hair would definitely have helped. I will say that it’s possible to complete the braid for gals with short locks – it just takes a few bobby pins. Someday when my own mane is long again, I hope to be able to do the entire braid which includes banding the hair at this point, then fishtailing the rest of the way down and banding again. Then the fishtail can be wrapped at the nape of the neck to create a seashell look. It’s pretty awesome – make sure you check out the full tutorial to see the whole look. For now pray that my hair grows quickly, because I am ready to have long hair again!