April 21, 2016
Hello! it’s Katie with Abella braids and it’s great to be back! I’ve had a lot of fun with some braided ponytail styles coming to show you, and I hope you like them! Most of them are pretty simple, but of course I had some more advanced ones for those of you adding that as a bigger challenge! A few of the styles use tiny elastics, but the rest only require a larger elastic to pull the hair into a ponytail first! I always like to wrap my elastic with some hair and make it look a bit more polished under pin on the ponytail, but that is completely optional!
The first style is super easy! just divide the ponytail into three equal sections. Braid every section in a different kind of braid! For this species I have a fishtail, a three-strand and a two-strand (twist)! Then just weave together all three! I love how chunky this look is and how much texture is involved!
For our second style, I took nice sized pieces of hair from the left side of the ponytail, and has a three strand braid all the way down. While braiding, I left a small piece of hair before crossing each section. It ends up looking like the photo on the left. Then I went to the right and took another piece of hair about half the size of the one I took on the left, then I started a braided three. Every time I crossed to the left, I have a piece that I left out in the braid on the left section. As I crossed on the right, I went under and grabbed a section that I left out on the left side of the first braid. These ponytail sandwiches between the two pigtails. So slim and elegant! This is a I would definitely recommend the elastic of the ponytail on with hair wrapping
This style is two types of mermaid braids, divided into three sections with the small, clear elastics I parted. Start with a good piece of hair from the top, in the middle. You’re going to do a French braid, but when you’re in pieces adding, just add in really small pieces from the outer edges of the ponytail. Put a small elastic if you have braided a few inches. Take the ends of these and start a French fishtail braid, adding in small pieces as you cross before any time in the step you have. After a few inches, put another elastic and finally start another three strand French braid. You can keep up with the pattern when the ponytail gets longer, if desired! Be sure to braid quite loosely to achieve the pictured effect.
I love this farther style because it looks so complicated, but it’s actually very simple! You will need small clear elastics. You can use colored bands, even for a fun pop color!
Our fifth style is very simple! Take small sections of hair on each side of the ponytail and make three strand micro braids. I have three on each side. Then start a three strand pigtail in the middle, and add in a braid every time you cross a section! If your ponytail is longer, add more micro braids!
The last style was done using the same micro braids from the previous style. They will bring the micro braids in the middle and weave them. I started with the first micro-mesh on the left under the one on the right side of the intersection. Then I took another braid from the left and crossed it over the braid furthest to the left. Go back to the right and cross the next micro-braid under the first braid and under the next. Take the last micro-braid on the left and cross it under the leftmost braid and over the next one. Go back to the right, take the last micro-braid and cross it over, under, over. Now that you’re adding micro braids, go further back and forth between the left and the right side, cross under the braid before, and cross backwards until you’ve reached the desired length. Do not be afraid to gently tug at it a little when you’re done perfecting the look and getting ready with hairspray to keep your look! Weaving can be intimidating at first, but you’ll forget the case of him with lots of practice!
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