Tuck and Cover Half Looped French Braid

I am so excited to be introducing a new Tuck and Cover. This Tuck and Cover Half Looped French Braid, besides being a mouthful, incorporates a previous style, the T&C Half and a new tutorial, the Looped Half Up Crown Braid.

This hairstyle starts like a waterfall braid then each waterfall piece is gradually brought back into the braid to create a cascading effect. With the other side wrapped into a headband like the T&C Half the two sides creates a beautiful hairstyle that can be dressed up for an evening out or party. Dress it down for work or just relaxing with family during this holiday season.

This gorgeous headband is from Banded; find it here!

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Tuck and Cover Half Looped French Braid Step-by-step:

Step 1 / Start with a part on the right side.

Step 2 / Separate out a section of hair from the part down to the ear.

Step 3 / Then separate out another section of hair about an inch behind the first part and pin this section out of the way.

Step 4 / Grab a stretchy headband, this sparkle one is from Banded, and place it on the part before stretching it down over the back of the head.

Step 5 / Let down the pinned portion and lay the hair over the headband.

Step 6 / Next, pick up a section of hair right next to the part as well as a section of hair behind the headband.

Step 7 / Divide the front part into two pieces so there are now three pieces to begin the braid.

Step 8 / Cross the side strands over the middle, creating the first stitch of a braid.

Step 9 / Cross the back strand over the middle and bring in a section of hair.

Step 10 / Cross the front strand over the middle and bring in a section of hair.

Step 11 / Repeat step 9, crossing over the back strand and bringing in hair.

Step 12 / Next, divide the front strand in half and cross over half the strand.

Step 13 / Pick up a section of hair and incorporate it into the strand as well.

Step 14 / Cross the back strand over the middle and bring in another section of hair.

Step 15 / Repeat steps 12 through 14 until there are four strands hanging down.

Step 16 / Split the front strand, crossing over half the strand, then bring in the first waterfall strand hanging down.

Step 17 / Continue splitting the front strand and bringing in the front waterfall strand until the braid reaches the back of the head.

Step 18 / Next, bring in a hanging waterfall strand until they are all bright into the braid.

Step 19 / Pin the braid up and out of the way to work on the opposite side.

Step 20 / Pick up a section of hair on the right side, directly over the ear.

Step 21 / Wrap the strand over the headband tucking it around it.

Step 22 / Pick up a small section of hair, wrapping it around the headband again.

Step 23 / Continue wrapping hair around the band until it reaches the left side.

Step 24 / Gently pull apart the wrapped hair to create a fuller effect.

Step 25 / Unpin the braid and tuck it into the headband as well, pinning it against the head.

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