Learning How to French-braid My Hair

@kobesbuddy (49697)
East Tawas, Michigan
January 3, 2018 11:24am CST
This morning, I decided to try my luck, at French-braiding the back of my own hair. It wasn't quite as hard as I had imagined it would be! The secret is to keep some kind of gel on the three long strands of hair, at all times. This is the end result, which took me about fifteen minutes to complete. After doing it a few more times, French-braiding my own hair will become a lot easier. Yes, this is a selfie-photo and I apologize for this. There was no-one here at this time, to take the picture for me.
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@MALUSE (41278)
• Germany
3 Jan
Don't your arms become lame from working behind your head?
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@kobesbuddy (49697)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Jan
Actually, they would get a little sore, if I worked at it very long. But, the long, bottom of this braid, was done over my shoulder.
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@MALUSE (41278)
• Germany
3 Jan
@kobesbuddy I see. You work behind your head only at the beginning. Makes sense.
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@kobesbuddy (49697)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Jan
@MALUSE Yes, the back of my head took less than five minutes, to finish.
@Srbageldog (8650)
• United States
4 Jan
I have never learned to French braid my own hair. I struggle French-braiding other people's hair, and that's when I can clearly see what I'm doing.
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@kobesbuddy (49697)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Jan
I can French-braid another person's hair, that's pretty simple. But, doing my own was a challenge.
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• United States
4 Jan
@kobesbuddy I think I lack some fine motor skills. My neurologist mentioned that I have brain damage from a past traumatic brain injury, which effects my reflexes and such. I have noticed that I have trouble using my hands sometimes; I wonder if that is why.
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@kobesbuddy (49697)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Jan
@Srbageldog I had a traumatic head injury, as a child but never saw a doctor about it. I've suffered from depression, since that time.
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@toniganzon (51714)
• Philippines
3 Jan
You did great. I learned how to do it by watching youtube.
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@kobesbuddy (49697)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Jan
I went online to learn how, years ago. It was too hard, so I had my hair cut short.
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@toniganzon (51714)
• Philippines
3 Jan
@kobesbuddy I find it not too hard. I'm just lazy lol!
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@kobesbuddy (49697)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Jan
@toniganzon I don't like to fiddle with my hair, too much.
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@Hannihar (38219)
2 Feb
Looks really good. I love seeing those on women. I have never tried it. I am not good with hair.
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@kobesbuddy (49697)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Feb
I am just learning how to do this, so it's fairly new to me:)
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@Hannihar (38219)
2 Feb
@kobesbuddy You did a good job Kharla. I could never do it. Now a days I have short hair so cannot do that.
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@kobesbuddy (49697)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Feb
@Hannihar My mother could French braid, but I never learned how.
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@just4him (120586)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jan
You did good. I can't French braid, so it's a good thing I have short hair.
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@kobesbuddy (49697)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Jan
I love short hair, but have a hard time keeping up with haircuts. Mine grows really fast!
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@just4him (120586)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jan
@kobesbuddy Mine does too, which is why I'm in the chair every month, but it's an expense I am glad to pay as I can't do it myself.
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@kobesbuddy (49697)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Jan
@just4him Wearing my hair long, I see a beautician about once a year, or less. My daughter trims the ends, as needed.
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@snowy22315 (49071)
• United States
4 Jan
It looks good to me!
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@kobesbuddy (49697)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Jan
Thanks, it took quite a while, but I'll get faster in time.
@slothgurl (573)
• Enumclaw, Washington
3 Jan
I like to french braid my hair too, so it stays out of my face while working. I also like to do it before I sleep so it doesn't get messy in my sleep, and I can wear it wavy and clipped back the next day.
@kobesbuddy (49697)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Jan
I like having long hair, it's a part of who I am. When it was short, I couldn't do anything with it.
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@Platespinner (16782)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
3 Jan
I used to French braid my hair all the time, but I haven't done it in years.
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@kobesbuddy (49697)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Jan
My hair is very fine, so getting it to stay in place, I need to use gel and hairspray.
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@Corbin5 (109600)
• United States
3 Jan
You did a fine job. I bet, with practice, you will be able to French braid your hair in no time flat.
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@kobesbuddy (49697)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Jan
Thanks! For being a beginner, it wasn't as hard as I'd imagined it would be.
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