It's no secret that I'm not very good at doing hair.
When my hair does look nice in a blogpost, it's because I've talked my sister into doing it, or my very talented friend Anastasia did my hair for me, like in this post, and this post. She's better than some hairdressers, I kid you not.
I got together with her last week so we could do up a hair blogpost - and the result is this stunning dutch braid going into a ponytail.
2 // Begin a dutch braid on one side of the fringe-y part. The easiest way to describe a dutch braid is that it's like a french braid, but instead of putting the outside strand over the middle strand, you put it under the middle strand, adding in more hair as you go, just like a french braid.
3 // Then, cross the right strand under the centre strand. Cross the left strand under the centre strand. Repeat the pattern and cross the right strand, then the left strand, under the centre strand. Pick up a small section of hair from the right of the braid, add it to the right strand, and then cross it under the centre strand. Pick up a small section of hair from the left of the braid, add it to the left strand, and then cross it under the centre strand.
4 // Add the rest of the separated fringe-y section to the braid by picking up small strands every time you cross pieces under the centre strand.
6 // Undo the loose ponytail that you did earlier, and gather your hair into a neat ponytail at the back of your head, adding in the plait. Secure the ponytail with an elastic/hair tie.
7 // Undo the elastic that is holding the braid.
8 // If you wanted to, you could curl the ponytail for a bit of extra ~oomph~. We did.
A big thanks to Anastasia for helping with (actually doing most of) this post. I love how this style looks, especially the curly ponytail, ahh!
You can find Anastasia's blog here, and her Instagram here.
(on another note) Exciting news! In two weeks time, I'll be in Queensland. I've never been before, and I'm too excited. I've got a few posts planned for when I'm up there, I can't wait for you to see them!