French twist for long straight fine hair

French twist for long straight fine hair

Joined: May 9th, 2003, 11:25 pm

July 18th, 2004, 3:02 am #1

Those of us with straight fine slick hair have a challenge to make a nice french twist and then the added length just makes it more difficult.

I was doing some experimenting and came up with this very workable, comfortable french twist that can be dressed up with lots of toys, or made very exactly with every hair in place or with more of a messy look. Hope the explanation is understandable.

1. Put a claw in part of your hair and push hair up in the back so you get some lift in the front.

2. Start twisting all of your hair in the back and bring it up and around the first claw.

3. Pin various places as you go so hair feels secure. Put in a matching claw after wraping around the first claw. This is where you can make it messy or neat. Tuck in any ends and add hairtoys or more pins. I used one hairpin on the very top of my head as I looped it back down. If your hair still seems flat in front, pull out some hair to give more lift.

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July 18th, 2004, 2:33 pm #2

It looks very pretty. I bet it would go great with floral accents too. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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Joined: March 12th, 2004, 4:58 am

July 18th, 2004, 8:05 pm #3

Those of us with straight fine slick hair have a challenge to make a nice french twist and then the added length just makes it more difficult.

I was doing some experimenting and came up with this very workable, comfortable french twist that can be dressed up with lots of toys, or made very exactly with every hair in place or with more of a messy look. Hope the explanation is understandable.

1. Put a claw in part of your hair and push hair up in the back so you get some lift in the front.

2. Start twisting all of your hair in the back and bring it up and around the first claw.

3. Pin various places as you go so hair feels secure. Put in a matching claw after wraping around the first claw. This is where you can make it messy or neat. Tuck in any ends and add hairtoys or more pins. I used one hairpin on the very top of my head as I looped it back down. If your hair still seems flat in front, pull out some hair to give more lift.

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19/32/36
She had some great updoes in Spider Man 2 and that looks just like one of them! Very pretty!
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Joined: January 13th, 2003, 7:14 am

July 19th, 2004, 5:53 am #4

Those of us with straight fine slick hair have a challenge to make a nice french twist and then the added length just makes it more difficult.

I was doing some experimenting and came up with this very workable, comfortable french twist that can be dressed up with lots of toys, or made very exactly with every hair in place or with more of a messy look. Hope the explanation is understandable.

1. Put a claw in part of your hair and push hair up in the back so you get some lift in the front.

2. Start twisting all of your hair in the back and bring it up and around the first claw.

3. Pin various places as you go so hair feels secure. Put in a matching claw after wraping around the first claw. This is where you can make it messy or neat. Tuck in any ends and add hairtoys or more pins. I used one hairpin on the very top of my head as I looped it back down. If your hair still seems flat in front, pull out some hair to give more lift.

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Handmade Scrunchies
19/32/36
Just to clarify... when you are twisting the length, you are bring up the hair from around the nape area, and then twisting it so the tail is still hanging downward and you have a looping type twist motion going? I use this in the Dangling French Bun. I need to take better step by steps for it too because I think it was a confusing step for the ladies. It looks like you are doing the same thing I do, but I just wanted to be sure in case I got it wrong!

You did a great job and it looks lovely!

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July 26th, 2004, 3:56 pm #5

Those of us with straight fine slick hair have a challenge to make a nice french twist and then the added length just makes it more difficult.

I was doing some experimenting and came up with this very workable, comfortable french twist that can be dressed up with lots of toys, or made very exactly with every hair in place or with more of a messy look. Hope the explanation is understandable.

1. Put a claw in part of your hair and push hair up in the back so you get some lift in the front.

2. Start twisting all of your hair in the back and bring it up and around the first claw.

3. Pin various places as you go so hair feels secure. Put in a matching claw after wraping around the first claw. This is where you can make it messy or neat. Tuck in any ends and add hairtoys or more pins. I used one hairpin on the very top of my head as I looped it back down. If your hair still seems flat in front, pull out some hair to give more lift.

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July 8th, 2007, 12:01 am #6

Those of us with straight fine slick hair have a challenge to make a nice french twist and then the added length just makes it more difficult.

I was doing some experimenting and came up with this very workable, comfortable french twist that can be dressed up with lots of toys, or made very exactly with every hair in place or with more of a messy look. Hope the explanation is understandable.

1. Put a claw in part of your hair and push hair up in the back so you get some lift in the front.

2. Start twisting all of your hair in the back and bring it up and around the first claw.

3. Pin various places as you go so hair feels secure. Put in a matching claw after wraping around the first claw. This is where you can make it messy or neat. Tuck in any ends and add hairtoys or more pins. I used one hairpin on the very top of my head as I looped it back down. If your hair still seems flat in front, pull out some hair to give more lift.

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Handmade Scrunchies
19/32/36
I like to pull my long hair back but for a variety of reasons it doesn't look right, least of which is lack of "poofiness"! I never thought of securing THAT hair first!! THANK YOU!!!!
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