Water Fall Braids.

**UPDATE** We made a video, check it out at this link.**
I have no desire to make you think this is uniquely me--- LOL. But in order to move on to my hair do you need to learn this hair do. I first saw this kind of braid idea over at Story of a Princess, but Beans hair is to fine for her way of doing this braid. Her way is different than the way I saw it done at Adopt A Do Hairstyles. Mindy's is more the way I knew to do this kind of braid and how I have always done this. Both are great tutorials and the video's are far more helpful than my week tutorial, but ya get what ya get :D. And tomorrow I have a new do that you need to be able to do this one for. So check out my tutorial and when you are left clueless go watch the video by Mindy on this one--- LOL. Tomorrow you will get the add on for this one that I have.
The BIGGEST difference between mine and the others is that I am working with fine hair that tends to find its way out of this one. It is kind of loose and fine hair falls out easily. So I have to start by really securing the bangs. Especially while they are growing out. So I start with parting out the bang area for a real braid that is not part of the waterfall braid.
This is just a regular braid down the front bang section. Once I get down to the side and angle it back I will start leaving down strands of hair.
Start adding hair now angling the hair back towards the back of the head.
Add like normal on the top.
And when you are on the bottom you drop out the bottom strand and add a new strand that works into the braid as if the bottom strand didn't go anywhere.
You can either have your little one hold that down hair that was left out or you can use a clip to keep it separate from the other hair you are still working with.
Continue by adding like normal on the top and incorporating it into the braid.
Drop out the bottom and part in a new bottom piece. This would normally be what you add to that bottom strand, but it is the NEW piece in this hairstyle.
Continue using that pattern all the way to the middle back of the head and repeat on the other side. You won't have to do the bang section like before for the other side. just start from the waterfall braid.
You should have a finished look that looks something like this. See you tomorrow with my little twist on this hair do. Because the problem is... Beans hair usually comes loose with this braid and falls out in only a few hours. Unless I CAKE IT with hair spray-- then it doesn't look as loose as it is supposed too look, so that defeats the purpose. So... I've come up with a few different ways to hold it tight and make it last. So see you tomorrow.

30 comments:

  1. I *love* a waterfall braid. The couple of times I've tried it I had the same problem, so I'm eager to hear what you have come up with!

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    1. I love this braid too. It's really easy to do and it looks wonderful on its own, but you can also twist it, swoop it to the side, do a ponytail, or create a bun! Great! Isn’t it? Angela - uniqueofsheffield.co.uk/ | Hairdressers Sheffield

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  2. Beautiful! I love the way it looks when done on both sides. I will have to try this, but since my daughter also has very fine hair, I can't wait to learn your new trick!

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  3. That is so pretty. I saw it on Adopt A Do and have not yet tried it. This way is so unique.

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  4. Love it! Can't wait til tomorrow! p.s. It's fun to see how different people do the same 'do's.

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  5. ooooh!!! Very cute!! Can't wait to try it! Thank you for ALL your fabulous ideas! My girls and I love your blog!

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  6. WOW this is the coolest braid i have ever seen!

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  7. This is about the only one I have just not been able to figure out. My girlie's hair is fine too. I absolutely love the look. I can't wait to see what you "add on" to it tomorrow.

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  8. This looks beautiful. I'm going to attempt it tomorrow. Grace already has some great 2nd day wave going on from french braids, so I'm hoping that will be a nice complement to the waterfall. Wish me luck! (Or just stop by my house before school tomorrow and do it for me. Please?)

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  9. I love it! I will have to do it on a day when I am not rushing for school. BTW, did you know your are large enough they block out part of your posts?

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  10. I LOVE this braid...and you did SUCH a great job of securing the two braids at the back!! Everytime I attempt this, I finish one side but I just can't manage to secure it while I do the other side :(...and IF I do make it that far, I can never secure them togther as neatly as you did here.
    Would you mind giving me some tips on how to do that? Either in tomorrows add-on, or you can e-mail me (Krybak17@yahoo.com) Thanks! I'd really appreciate it! :)

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  11. This looks awesome. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! You rock -as always!

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  12. I did this on my little sister today for a birthday party, and she LOVED it! I also curled the ends, and it turned out great! This is my new favorite hairstyle!

    Allison♥

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  13. That has to be the most beautiful braid I've ever seen!!! Wow!!!!!!

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  14. I love this!! I haven't taken the time to see how to do this. Seemed to hard for short hair. But your tut was great! I have to try it!

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  15. Love this 1..... I am going to try it soon with a bow in the middle for Easter....

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  16. Great tutorial link, glad I found your site I like it!

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  17. This might be my favorite of all time and I have looked at every single tutorial on here!! LOVE this one. so darn pretty!

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  18. I just did this for my daughter with short hair. It looks great, but I'm worried about the braid not holding. I hairsprayed it like crazy. But, did you find the pieces you left down tending to bubble up at the top above the braid???

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  19. I love this. I just tried it for my daughter that has short hair. I'm wondering if the pieces I left down will bubble up at the top above the braid. I hair sprayed it like crazy. Did you have any problems with that?

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  20. This is great! My daughter looks great with her hair down and this gives her something special she can do with it. It reminds me of the time we smocked her hair, I took a picture but it was years ago, before I got a digital camera. Thanks for the great instructions!

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  21. Nice! Finally a turitional on fine thin hair lol! Very rare lol

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  22. I love this braid and my daughter has very fine hair with fly aways.I struggle keeping it looking nice in this style so please let us know what you have come up with.... Its just not the same pulling it in at the bottom into a pony tail!

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  23. OH MY GOSH! This is the cutest thing ever!!!

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  24. This is very interesting post..and nice review i love this..this is looking awesome..You doing great job..thanks for sharing here.Conditioning Treatment

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  25. I go to the renaissance festival yearly and always have my three daughters hair done. After watching and asking questions each time the trick to making it tight and lasting is gel. have a small bottle of gel that you dip your fingers into as you work each piece and when folding one piece into the other give it a small twist this helps with flyaways as well.

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  26. Its really very nice post such great tips and steps you have mentioned i liked the hairstyle alotttt great one :)
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  27. its really nice post such nice ideas mentioned nice tips and steps very loving hairstyle it is great helpfull post thyanks :)
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