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Changing up the same hairstyle

Simple ways to change a hairstyle.

Using different numbers of strands makes a hairstyle look different. There are hundreds of braid patterns you may learn to make your same old hairstyle look different day-to-day. Type “braids” into the youtube search bar or google. Below is one hairstyle changed up using different braid patterns. Notice how different it looks photo to photo despite being the same hairstyle.

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Learning to braid

So many patterns. So little time.

What is your favorite braid pattern? Most people use the three-strand pattern. Well, one of them. Usually the french braid pattern. That is the most common. Mine is the two-strand knot pattern.

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Strand Number Options

How many strands do you braid with?

I like to use as many as nine-strands when I braid. Each number creates an interesting pattern. Different patterns can be created using the same number of strands. Take the three-strand braid. There are lots of patterns to be made using three-strands. The same is true with all the strand numbers. Braids using one-strand have many options. The same is true for nine-strands. Here are a few common patters using different numbers of strands.

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Change Up Your Tail Braids

Simple changes to your ponytail can dramatically change your hairstyle day to day.

Learn to use the same hairstyle over and over while making small changes to it to get a different look throughout the week. Here we have a ponytail braid. You may use three strands to braid your tail. I used four in a round pattern. The braid itself does not matter. This is an easy style to create. Just braid a ponytail with the number of strands you know how to braid.

4-strand, round, braid, tail _ (2) copyThen, the very next day do the same thing. Only this time flip the ponytail through a split in the hair to create a topsy turvy hairstyle. You may use a special device to accomplish the flip or you can just slip the tail through the hair and adjust it until you like how it looks.

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Keeping a Braid

Change your style day to day while reusing parts of yesterdays style.

Fun is creating a completely different look by re-using a portion of yesterdays hairstyle.  Change the bun or take out part of the hairstyle keeping part of it in.

A different look without that much work. How fun is that?

In my examples I made the top cornrow portion, the day before. It was a fast and easy style, I knew I would build upon the next day, for a fancier overall style. This cuts down on the amount of time you have to spend in the morning creating beauty for your little ones. I gave her two cornrows. I braided out the tail with a four-strand round braid. I added two rope accent braids to make her look like a princess.

13220835_1069776206393762_6578758197654621238_nThe next day, I put the rest of her hair up. I started by french braiding the hair in between the cornrows. I finished by pulling everything into a bun. She was set until tomorrow evening. Both styles were quick and easy. The second days style took half the time it would have if I had done it in its entirety that morning. Save time by breaking up styles and doing them over a few days time.

13241254_1069778006393582_5945025616615135606_nHere is a video to help you create an easy full bun for the back of a hairstyle. The more you blossom it, the fuller it will be.

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FOUR STRAND ROUND

The four-strand round braid is so beautiful.

Blossoming the four-strand round braid truly brings out its pattern visually. At first is seems complicated, but the more you practice the easier it gets. As you can see, it is worth learning the pattern. It is so beautiful to look at.

four strand roundThe four-strand round braid can be done both french and dutch. Both patterns have their merits depending on the form or style you are creating. So, if you have the patience, it can be fun to learn both.

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