So anyway, this blog will be about fishtail braids. Some of you are probably unaware of what a fishtail braid is. Well, it is really similar to the usual hair plait with 3 strands of hair, except a fishtail braid requires... 2 strands and 2 slimmer strands. Sounds confusing I know. It is much more complicated than a plait and in my opinion, it takes longer.
I have seen pictures in magazines and online media sources of celebrities and models having a fishtail braid in the hair. When I first saw them I knew straight away that they were different to the normal plait and it captured my eyes. I was curious and so with the help of YouTube tutorial videos, I was able to replicate the fishtail braid on my own hair. I didn't know the name of it until I did some research via Google. Google will always be the best online search engine (Y) This is how it looks like...
Watching a tutorial of it made me think, 'wow it looks really hard'. I knew I couldn't have done it on my own hair without testing it out first etc. so I tried braiding it on my hair extension. I must say it was a really good idea because I was able to see whether I was doing it right and braiding in front of me and it would have been better than doing it behind me or on one side of my hair.
I won't be making a tutorial on how to make the fishtail braid (maybe if it's requested) but I can show a tutorial picture. I haven't really perfected the technique and I do still find it quite challenging to do. Also, I won't be uploading the YouTube tutorial video on my blog purely because I haven't gotten permission, however it can be found on YouTube by searching 'fishtail braid'.
Serena Van Der Woodsen from Gossip Girl, a.k.a Blake Lively
Credits: Style.com, Lipstick Masala
First I will show my first attempt with my hair extension and then with my real hair.
Making the braid on a hair extension can be used as a forehead band :)
My first attempt (the above pictures) were actually done a few months ago, and it was only yesterday that I decided to use my real hair. It was hard at first for my yesterday because I kind of forgot how to do it but then I remembered and it wasn't so bad after all :D
Close up of the first half. My hair is half brown due to regrowth and I didn't want to re-dye my hair. I still can't believe that the D.I.Y hair dye has lasted for more than a year!
Patterned fabric butterfly hair pin from Equip. Wearing my pyjamas :]
I am hoping that the next time I try to do the fishtail braid, I use my whole hair (this was only half!) and also that it starts from the very top of my head. I might post pictures of that if I ever achieve that ^^
All I can say is that the fishtail braid is really nice and props to the person who created it :)