Over the last few weeks, I’ve gotten a little side tracked from my 30 Days – 30 Ways Hair Challenge, but we’re definitely on our way again.  Many friends have shared that since they never mastered how to hold three strands of hair for a French Braid, they just assumed that all braids were tricky.

I am about to prove that assumption wrong. This “Half Braid,” as I am so unprofessionally calling it, only requires two strands of hair, making it not only simple, but also perfect for those with shorter hair. Not only is it easy to master, but there are so many looks that can be achieved from this basic technique based on how tight you pull the hair or where you position the braid.

Above, I wrapped it around one side of my hair and then fastened it on the side with a pony tail holder. My hair is longer here, but if you observe the picture below, you see how well it works on short hair as well. For years, our youngest daughter had very short hair and would feel left out when playing “hair salon.” This was an easy braid that I could do, even with her self imposed layers, by just doing one small braid at the top of her head..

I purchased a new video camera to obtain better quality, and shot this very quickly. Imagine my surprise, after I delegated the uploading of it to my son, to see that the picture blacked out half of the screen shot. Since you all know that the thought of re-shooting this means it would never happen, glean the major concept of this easy braid, and with future videos, the problems will be remedied.  (That’s the bedlam part of my life shining through.) 🙂

Remember, any one can master this easy half braid, and you’ll be so glad you did.

It’s as simple as beginning with two strands of hair and bringing the bottom strand of hair up and over the top strand, so that the top strand becomes the bottom strand, then gather some hair to add to the bottom strand and repeat.

Clear as mud? Yes, if you only follow those written directions, but hopefully, it won’t be once you watch the video.

If you need clarifying, feel free to ask in the comments

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