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Re: Square Braiding?
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2018, 06:14:43 pm »
I just ran across this topic. Which got me curious enough to look it up on the web. I found this cool tutorial. 

http://www.cutegirlshairstyles.com/hairstyles/time/10-15mins/box-fishtail-braid/
Has anyone tried this braiding style?

I have not.  I'm not generally a fan of fishtail braids (I just don't like the way they look), so I've never learned to do them.  (I still have long hair, but it's waist-length these days, quite a bit shorter than it was when I said [in 2009] that I could sit on it.)
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Re: Square Braiding?
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2019, 07:24:32 pm »
My late grandmother, part Scots, often braided her hair into a 4-ply braid. It was either square of a lozenge of, hair brushed back and hanging from the back of the head, then with parts 1 and 3, then cross that with parts 2 and 4.
She told me it honored the the four seasons, the four compass points and the 4 archangels.

This is the Square braid...........then repeat until completed. {||, = or \ and / indicate the 'crossing of the weave'}
  1
2||3
  4

  1
2=3
  4
----------------------------
This is the Lozenge braid........the repeat until completed.
   1                        2
     \      then         / 
       4                 3

Good Luck.

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Re: Square Braiding?
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2019, 10:44:18 pm »
Somebody would have to do it for me. Can't braid behind my head. Now I can braid other people's hair all day long.
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Re: Square Braiding?
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2019, 07:05:30 pm »
Fiddled with both of @LeDuc 's diagrams, and I'll try again another day when I'm less tired than today, because I think I was getting the hang of the lozenge type.  The square one I think I might need to sit in front of my mirror to do well.  Sitting at my computer desk, I can't see what I'm doing, LOL.

If I figure it out, I'll post pics.   8)
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Re: Square Braiding?
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2019, 09:15:58 pm »

FYI

I noticed on page 1 of this thread the post I made that showed my d'gula from my first marriage had a broken link. That has been fixed and now the image is simply attached to that post if anyone goes back to it.

 


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