Thursday, 16 April 2015

5 Minute Hairstyle | Faux Loop Braid

As I have fairly long hair I love being able to try out lots of different braids and pretty hairstyles every now and then, so when I discovered this gorgeous Faux Loop Braid on Imogen Foxy Locks' YouTube channel, I was so excited as it's literally the easiest 'braid' ever. No really! It's amazing for braid-phobes out there as there's literally zero skill required other than being able to tie an elastic around your hair (which I sincerely hope you can do or I'll be a tad worried for ya). It's amazing for those times when you're in a rush as it takes only five minutes to do but looks so pretty, so I thought I'd put together a little tutorial to show you how to recreate it.


1. Gather your hair to the side and tie it in a pony tail with a clear elastic. I got a pack of 100 on eBay for about £1.99 but you can also get them really cheap in Primark and to be honest I actually think they're better quality than the eBay ones. I also pulled a small section of hair out my layers out to frame my face.

2. Next, make a hole in the middle of your hair above where you placed the elastic and push the length of the ponytail up through the hole. Sorry the photo doesn't really show this particularly well but hopefully you understand what I mean. You don't have to do this step, Imogen didn't do this in her video, but I just find doing so helps to create a bit of volume to my hair so the weight of the braid doesn't drag it down.


3. Split the ponytail into two parts, one on top of the other. Take the top section and tie it with an elastic about 3 or 4 cm away from where you placed the above elastic. 

4. Create a hole in the top section of hair, and pull the underneath section through it.


5. Again, place another elastic around the new top section.

6. Make a hole in the top section and once again, pull the underneath section through. 


7. Repeat these steps until you reach the end of your hair, and it should look something like this.

8. Lastly, pull at the sides of each loop to loosen it and make it look much bigger and fuller.


Done! So quick and simple and I love the finished result.

What do you think?

xoxo



25 comments :

  1. I have super long thick hair too and I love experimenting with braids! This is so gorgeous and so so easy, I really liked your step by step guide. Also you eyeliner is flawless!

    Sinéad xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

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    1. I never used to bother with braids that much but have been trying to more cos I might aswell if I've got the hair for it! Aw thank you! xo

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  2. This looks amazing on you!! I don't think this would work for my hair atm as it's just around my shoulders x

    Blushhx

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    1. Aw thank you! It might work as a little mini one? xo

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  3. Love this! I've done a similar thing before, with lots of topsy turvy ponytail things, but I prefer the look of this, and looks gorgeous in your hair (blonde hair envy!) xxx
    www.chibbybeauty.com

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    1. Aw thank you, would look lovely in brunette hair too though! (Or whatever other colour haha) xo

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  4. This looks so cool, I really want to try it out!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD // Win a Luxury Beauty Item of your Choice

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    1. Thanks, give it a go it's so easy! xo

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  5. I've seen this pop up before, and its something I NEED to try!!! Looks stunning on you :)

    Francesca xo // EffStar Beauty // YouTube Channel

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    1. Aw thank you, it's so easy deffo give it a go! xo

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  6. This style looks gorgeous,and I love the finished result - times like this make me wish I hadn’t cut my hair so I could try this style out.

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. Thank hun! Aw you could try it with extensions? Braids work well with extensions as they hide them better! xo

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  7. I love this, it really suits you!!! If only my hair was as nice as yours I'd definitely try it x

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    1. Thanks lovely, I love it haha. Yeah but I wish I had your beaut naturally curly hair!! xo

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  8. Woah! Your hair looks so pretty! Beautiful! :)

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  9. You have the most beautiful hair! So excited to try this out. Wonderful blog!

    Gab xo | gabbbxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you, hope you like trying it out! xo

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  10. This is such a good idea, it looks so lovely on you!

    Tara Eavan x

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  11. This looks amazing! Such an easy to follow tutorial, great post. How did you edit the first photo with the writing in the bubble-like cloud? :) xoxo

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    1. Aw thanks so much :) I did it on Picmonkey! Such a useful website for editing pictures on and making collages! xo

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  12. This looks absolutely gorgeous! Hopefully my hair will grow a little longer as I believe it may not be long enough yet but can't wait to try!
    Leia x | SimplyLeia

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  13. I was all about braids last year and I will definitely bring them back for this summer. Love how it turned out and it is different from anything else I saw

    sparklygoddess.blogspot.com

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