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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

Start out with clean, brushed, dry or damp hair.
<p>Awesome!</p>
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?
AJMansfield also suggested this and I replied to that comment, but I did try it! It doesn't look so much like an &quot;X&quot; if it's interwoven, and it definitely takes a lot of patience!
You should have the strands for each braid interlace at the crossing point, so that it looks even cooler.
Just wanted to let you know that I tried this and it is possible! It takes away from the &quot;X&quot; 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.
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! :)
Wow thank you so much!
I bet this would look awesome in dutch braid style!
What a great, fresh look! Your instructions and pictures are very nice too! Good work!
Looks nice :-) Now if I only knew how to French Braid lol.
That looks really cute! Your instructions are very clear, too.
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!
Cool! Now come do mine!
I can hear it now, daddy braid my hair! <br> <br>Thank you for sharing
That is so cool!
Whoa! That's amazing. I've never seen one of those. It's so pretty!

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