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?