French Braid Into Bun – An Attempt At Something Different

I’ve been doing the braids long before they became fashionable. I remember turning up to Bar School with the braided fringe, and the other girls loving it. I hadn’t seen it done on anyone else before, this was about 8 years ago. Now it seems everyone does it, and things have got even more inventive. 

It’s summer, and I’m going out tonight. I want my hair up, I can’t be doing with it down, and I saw the braid into a bun thing on a retweet. I thought I’d give it a go, and so here is my first attempt. Well, it took three goes, but before today, I’d never even tried! 

It’s pretty fiddly, but if you can self-braid, it’s doable. It’s not comfortable, however, as the way to do it is to hang your head upside down. It’s back achingly annoying if you don’t manage it the first time. 

Don’t ask me how to braid, other than take a segment of hair, divide into three sections, and plait them once, over for a French or under for a Dutch braid. After the first turns, scrape some hair from the side to add to the strand that is to be plaited next. Repeat on the other side. Continue until your braid is as long as you want. I hope that makes sense! I can do my own hair, but I cannot, for the life of me, braid another person’s hair! I find it easier if I can’t see what I am doing!

Once the braid has reached the desired position of your bun, tie the remaining hair into a ponytail. Then make up your bun in whatever usual way you do. 

(Excuse the errant pin, The Bloke didn’t warn me).