Saturday, 11 February 2012

Hair of the night + How to do a fishtail plait

Hey Everyone!
I'm sure you have all seen this braid before, and you either love it or hate it, I love it! And wore it last night, I think it's really fun, but it is quite hard to do, but if you've never tried before here is some step by step instructions on how to do it! :)
1. Brush your hair through to make sure you don't have any tangles, its a lot easier to do this look if your hair is nice and smooth.

2. Divide your hair into two large sections, if you are doing two fish tail plaits, then obviously you do the same, I actually find having two is easier because you are working with less hair but obviously above I did a side fishtail plait.

3. Pull a thin strand of hair from the outside of the first section. Pull this strand over the first section, and add it under the second section on the other side. In other words, the strand of hair has gone over the first section and finishes under the second section.
The skinnier the strand you use, the more intricate the braid will look; it takes more effort but it looks the most effective. In general, try to use the same thickness for each strand throughout or your braid will look uneven. For a beginner, pulling it tighter helps you to learn the method properly.
It can be as neat or as messy as you would like depending on the occasion.

4. Do the same for the other side. Pull a skinny strand of hair out from the outside of the second section and over this section, then weave it under the first section. Make it as loose or as tight as you want it to be, remembering that the tighter method is easier for beginners.

5.Keep repeating these steps until you are at the end of the hairs length.Then add a hair bobble and any grips if you need.

Do you guys like the fishtail plait?
Tell us if you do!

Love Gabby!! xx