You’ll need: A hair brush, two small hairbands matching your hair colour, 6 hair grips/pins.
1. Part your hair as evenly as you wish – i’m lazy and as you can tell from the video, I wasn’t too bothered about whether it was straight or not! Try and get the same amount of hair on each side so your plaits are even. In the video, mine aren’t! Damn my huge “fringe”!
2. Take your first side and using your brush, bring it all up to just behind your ear.
3. Begin plaiting (or braiding as some of you might call it!) Make sure you plait as far down as possible to avoid any hair sticking out later. Secure it with a hairband.
4. Repeat on the other side until you have two plaits at ear-level
5. Take one plait (I usually use my messiest!) and bring it as tightly across your head as you can (it’ll loosen up quickly enough) and secure it with the pins. I usually do one at each end and one in the middle. Try to slide them in under the top of the plait so they are not visible.
6. Do the same for the other plait, placing it in front of the other one. Tuck the end of the second plait under the first and grip it. Ensure that the end of the first plait is not sticking out by tucking it under the second so all loose ends are hidden.
That’s it! It’ll look different on other hair lengths, obviously, so let me know how you get on! x