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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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Re: Square Braiding?
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2019, 01:22:45 pm »
Fwiw, when I braid challah I do a 4 stranded braid that has a fairly square, ropelike shape to it, and it's really simple. Under two, over one is the basic instruction - you cross the outside strand under the middle two, then back over one of them, then do the same from the opposite side, and so on. I've done it on hair, and it has the same effect.

Here's a link to a challah picture on my Instagram, if that gives you any idea what I mean! https://www.instagram.com/p/BNhnIzjlrGU/?utm_source=ig_web_options_share_sheet

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Re: Square Braiding?
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2019, 02:06:22 pm »
Haha,  that just made me hungry.


 


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