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vskid
04-28-2004, 05:55 PM
Does anyone know of a good site out there that shows how to do a french braid (inverted cornrow). I know how it's supposed to be done, but would love to see the finger/hand position while it's being created...

law
05-04-2004, 07:48 PM
Hello vskid,

dreamweaverbraiding.com is a good instructional braiding web site.

Lovelee
05-07-2004, 03:11 AM
Check out this site and read below: http://www.longlocks.com/how-to-braid-hair.htm

French Braids and Dutch Braids

This is a beautiful braid that looks much more complicated than it is. It can be done in two styles, the overbraid which creates the classic woven appearance of a French braid, or the Dutch Braid (sometimes called an underbraid or inverted braid) which creates a braided rope that sits on top of the hair.
1. Divide a small section of hair where you want the braid to start (usually at the crown of the head) into three even sections.
2. Comb each section smooth.
3. Cross the right hand section over the middle section. The original right hand section is now the middle section.
4. Pull all the sections away from each other to tighten the plait.
5. Cross the left hand section over the middle section. The original left hand section is now the middle section.
6. Tighten the plait again.
7. Using the pointed end of a rat tail comb, lift a small section of hair on the right by drawing a line against the scalp from the hairline to the middle of the braid about a half inch to an inch beneath the first plait, depending on the thickness of your hair and how woven you want it to look (more strands create a more woven appearance).
8. Add the new section of hair to the existing section on the right and then cross it over the middle section; tighten the plait.
9. Again using the handle of a rat tail comb, lift a small section of hair on the left by drawing a line against the scalp from the hairline to the middle of the braid even with the section you just lifted from the right, add this hair to the existing section on the left and then cross it over the middle section.
10. Continue the process alternating right and left sections over the middle section, tightening each plait as you make it, until you reach the hairline. Secure the end of the braid with a hair-safe ponytail holder or continue weaving an English braid to the ends of the hair.