February Challenge update: I learned how to French Braid!

Believe you me! I have been whining for 25 years that I can not french braid and now I have practised for 3 weeks and voilá!

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It is really no rocket science!

Apart from being ridicoulously proud of myself I would also like to give you some pointers if you would like to learn.

  1.  If I can do it – anyone can! It is of course good if you know basic braiding already.
  2. Braid a little every day, this is the only way you can train the muscles in your arms because if you are not used to it you will feel muscles you never knew you had. If it seems too complicated in the beginning, just braid a small section and put in elastic when you get tired. Try again later.
  3. Also good, you can braid only one side until you get the hang of it, then start braiding both sides or full braid.
  4. Practise in front of the mirror – I know what you are thinking – but a lot of people I know braid in front of the TV and then when you would like to style your hair for an event you stand in front of the mirror and you are totally uncoordinated. Don’t fall into the trap, while you are learning, practise in front of the mirror and you will get used to the movement.
  5. Don’t give up! 🙂007

February Challenge: Learn to French Braid!

 

As I had ment001ioned earlier, I have a lot of great resolutions for 2013!

While the kitchen is now tidy most of the days I have decided to tackle another thing that I have wanted to do for a while now.

I am going to teach myself how to French Braid!

By March 1st I will be able to braid my own hair! This is ambitious because I have tried countless times but my arms get tired really quickly and my hair is very thin and slippery. My dear bavarian friend has been braiding hair since she was little and even for her it is always a struggle with my stubborn head.

So, stubborn hair, weak arms and clumsy fingers. That is quite a list of obstacles!

 

 

I have prepped a001 little bit in January so you can see where I am at now. Over the next 28 days I will practise and let you know if it can be done, hopefully with pictures (it’s really hard to photograph the back of your own head, believe you me.)

If someone cares to join me in this, you are welcome!

If you have your own goals for February please share and let me know how it progresses, maybe I still need some inspiration for March.