In today’s easy hairstyles hair tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can create 2 messy French Rope Braid Hairstyles that you can wear everyday casually or for a wedding, homecoming and prom on medium long hair.
First style is a Rope Braid bun/chignon and the other, a Boho, loose & carefree side rope braid.
Feel free to skip reading and watch this “everyday” hairstyle tutorial on my YouTube channel.
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Since my Asian hair is straight and I have a lot of layers, I’m doing this on damp hair with some soft gel on my ends – other wise, it would get a tab “too” messy. I suggest you do the same.
French Rope Braid Bun-Chignon Coiffure
Starting from the sides, split the hair into 2 even bundles and twist them twice. After the initial 2 twists, start French Rope braiding towards the back.
Unlike the regular French braid, you can not twist or braid until all bundles (2 in this case) have a piece of hair from each side.
Therefor, keep the 2 big bundles - we’ll call them bundle A and B - immobilized while you gather hair from each sides before twisting them – once.
- grab some piece of hair from the left then give it to bundle A
- grab some piece of hair from the right and give it to bundle B
- now that both bundles have a piece of hair, we twist.
You simply repeat this process until all the hair is put up before you tie it with a rubber band at the nape.
- Wet the ends again to continue rope braiding until the end.
- After tying the ends, create a tight bun/chignon and simply secure it with a few bobbi pins.
BOHO Side Loose Rope Braid:
For the loose braid version of this hair tutorial, simply stop at Step 2, loosen the rope braids and wear it as is.
If you like tight looking rope braid look, then you’ll need to twist the 2 bundles separately in 1 direction, before connecting them and twisting them together in the opposite.
Example: if you had twisted the 2 strands “clockwise”, then you will combine the 2 strands and twist them together “counter clockwise”.
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