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What you will need: 2 small hairties, a brush, and a tail comb


What did you make?
I made a new type of French braid that I've never seen in which two braids cross on the back of the head to form an X shape.

How did you make it?
Every time my best friend comes over to my house, she has me do her hair, and she likes when I try new things. One time, I tried to make a braid that looked like an X just for fun, and this is how it turned out!

Where did you make it?
I made this at my house, but anyone could do it anywhere as long as they have a few hairties or rubberbands!

What did you learn?
From making this "X" Braid, I learned that it's okay to try new things. Sometimes they don't work out, but sometimes they do, like what happened in this situation!

Step 1: Starting

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Start out with clean, brushed, dry or damp hair.
 
megaliz53 months ago

Awesome!

mgalyean2 years ago
I don't do hair, but like playing with sailing knots and, and other rope techniques. That looks really cool, and very well done. But I can't help but wonder what the visual effect would be if the two braids were somehow interwoven at the crossing point. Not into a Y shape, but retaining the X you have there. So just woven at the crossing point. I know it is easy to come up with an idea, but does anyone feel up to the challenge?
dncedvl (author)  mgalyean2 years ago
AJMansfield also suggested this and I replied to that comment, but I did try it! It doesn't look so much like an "X" if it's interwoven, and it definitely takes a lot of patience!
AJMansfield2 years ago
You should have the strands for each braid interlace at the crossing point, so that it looks even cooler.
dncedvl (author)  AJMansfield2 years ago
Just wanted to let you know that I tried this and it is possible! It takes away from the "X" shape though. I don't think it looks as nice, but maybe I'll make a tutorial for it anyway :)
It would be easier to do that with a four-strand braid, though, I think.
1inspirit2 years ago
I WAS A PROFESSIONAL COSMETOLOGY TEACHER FOR 30 YEARS AND SELDOM WHEN I FOUND A STUDENT WHO WAS AS CREATIVE AS THIS I KNEW I HAD A WINNER ON MY HANDS. KEEP IT UP! IF YOUR NOT A HAIRDRESSER NOW - CONSIDER IT AS A PROFESSION. LOV IT! :)
dncedvl (author)  1inspirit2 years ago
Wow thank you so much!
juls522 years ago
I bet this would look awesome in dutch braid style!
whynotpie2 years ago
What a great, fresh look! Your instructions and pictures are very nice too! Good work!
truliwicked2 years ago
Looks nice :-) Now if I only knew how to French Braid lol.
LeeFogle2 years ago
That looks really cute! Your instructions are very clear, too.
badger42 years ago
Wow! That is a really cool idea. I am going to give it a try!
Hmm... I'm going to try this with a Dutch braid instead of French!
Madrigorne2 years ago
Cool! Now come do mine!
tonygperez2 years ago
I can hear it now, daddy braid my hair!

Thank you for sharing
That is so cool!
Whoa! That's amazing. I've never seen one of those. It's so pretty!