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Braid 20-Double Headband Waterfall Braid is the inverted version of the Double Woven Headband Braid and the last braid in the series!!!

You guys, this series has been so tough; I am not even going to lie!

I love braids and this has truly tested my skills and abilities! Not to mention my creative juices! I tried very hard to bring you new styles that you haven’t seen before. I hope I accomplished that while still sharing styles that you can recreate at home!

I am sure you are anxious for the regular posting schedule to return and it will starting this week! Get ready for some great new makeup posts, fashion posts, and of course, more hairstyles!

My recipes have been waning recently and I know some of you have requested those come back. We will see about that bit. Those are a tad harder for me to come up with so I will see what I can do. double-headband-waterfall-braid-missy-sue-blog double-headband-waterfall-braid

Follow these steps to get your own version of the Double Headband Waterfall Braid:

Step 1 / Section off the front section of hair; from the part down to the ear. Tie this off with an elastic band.

Step 2 / Take a piece of hair next to the part on the heavy side and divide this into three strands.

Step 3 / Cross the back strand over the middle.

Step 4 / Now cross the front strand over the middle.

Step 5 / Next cross the back strand over the  middle and bring in a piece of hair right behind it.

Step 6 / Then take the front strand, that would normally cross over next, and wrap it to the other side of the hair. Pin this off so it stays out of the way.

*This is the same method to achieving a Waterfall Braid.

Step 7 / Grab a section of hair right below the strand we separated away and cross it over in its place.

Step 8 / Now repeat steps 5 through 7 until you reach the left ear.

Step 9 / Tie off the braid with a clear elastic band.

Step 10 / Now remove the pin that was holding all the waterfall strands and let them fall downwards.

Step 11 / Grip a section of hair right near the part, along the hairline, and separate this into three sections.

Step 12 / Cross the left strand over the middle and then the right; as you would for a French braid.

Step 13 / As you cross the back strands over the middle, bring in the Waterfall strands that were separated out.

Step 14 / Continue braiding until it reaches the base of the first braid.

Step 15 / Tie off the braid with a clear elastic band.

Step 16 / Next, hold the braids back against the head and secure a pretty clip over the top to hold them against the head.

Step 17 / Remove the clear elastic bands from the braids.

Step 18 / Finish by curling the ends of the hair with a curling iron or wand.

Step 19 / Spray the braids with a bit of hairspray to keep them in place throughout the day.

And that’s it!

The last braid in the 20 Braid for Spring series!

I cannot believe I made it!  xoxo

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Braid 19-Double Woven Headband Braid is actually two Dutch Braids and the first is a Waterfall Braid. Whoa, what?!

Yessum, and there is a video for this so go watch that because you will not believe how easy it actually is.

Many of you comment that you love styles like this but couldn’t ever do them. It makes me think maybe I should show more everyday styles.

What do you think? Would you rather see more basic styles for any day of the week?

Let me know because I love featuring styles that you love!

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Follow these steps to get this double dutch waterfall headband style braid!

Step 1 / Beginning with a part on the right side, separate out a section hair at the front; from the part down to the left ear.

Step 2 / Tie off this front section to work with later.

Step 3 / Next, take a piece of hair right behind the section we tied off, near the part, and separate it into three sections for the first braid.

Step 4 / Begin a dutch braid by wrapping the back strand under the middle.

Step 5 / Now wrap the front strand under the middle strand.

Step 6 / Next, wrap the back strand under the middle again and bring in hair.

Step 7 / Then, take the front strand, that would normally go under the middle next, and pull it to the other side of the head and clip it out of the way.

Step 8 / Now take a section of hair directly behind that strand and wrap it under the middle strand in its place.

Step 9 / Repeat steps 6-8 until you reach the top of the ear.

Step 10 / Braid the hair into a regular braid and tie it off with an elastic band.

Step 11 / Next, release the clip holding the strands we separated out as the waterfall portion.

Step 12 / Take a piece of hair at the top of the had near the crown and divide it into two sections.

Step 13 / Grab the first waterfall strand and include that so you should now have your three strands for the next braid.

Step 14 / Braid the hair downwards into a dutch braid pulling in the strands from the waterfall portion on the back side.

Step 15 / When you reach the ear, finish in a regular braid and tie off with an elastic band.

Step 16 / Now pull all the hair up into a ponytail.

Step 17 / Gently loosen the top strands from the first braid.

Step 18 / Now carefully loosen the side strands from the front braid so the woven aspect can be seen more clearly.

Step 19 / Grab a curling iron and curl the ends of the ponytail.

Step 20 / Finish by smoothing down any flyaways with hairspray.

And that is my first ever written tutorial with 20 steps, my friends!

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Braid 18-Four Strand Half Updo is a level upgrade from this Four Strand Braid. I am not gonna lie, four strand braids are pretty darn tricky; especially on yourself.

This version of a four strand braid is a whole easier to master if you have a little time on your hands to practice a few times. Try it out, let me know what you think!

Don’t forget to tag @missysueblog or #20Braids on Instagram and Twitter if you recreate the style!

Please pin your favorite image too so your friends can be a part of this neat “20 Braids for Spring” series too; it’s almost over!

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I will attempt to talk through the steps for this lovely process:

Step 1 / Taking a section of hair right at the hairline separate it into four strands.

Step 2 / Wrap the strand in your left hand under the strand next to it.

Step 3 / Now cross the strand over the next one.

Step 4 / Next, wrap the strand under the last one.

Step 5 / With the strand that crossed over in the last step, wrap it under the strand next to it – to the left.

Step 6 / Now cross the strand over the last strand.

Step 7 / With the strand that crossed under the last one, pull in a section of hair as you would a french or dutch braid.

Step 8 / Now repeat steps 3 through 7 until you reach the back of the crown.

Step 9 / Tie off the braid with a clear elastic band.

Step 10 / Gently loosen the braid to create a disheveled appearance.

Step 11 / Finish with hairspray and curling the ends of your hair.

Whew! There you have it. Luckily there’s a video so hopefully that’s a little bit easier to follow.

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Braid 17-French Braid Tie Back is the newest version of Double Back Side Braids. A simplified version, held together with one little pin.

I always refer back to my older tutorials and try out new versions of those looks. Lately, I have been thinking maybe it is time to redo a few of those. Some go back as far as three years! What do you think? Would you like to see updated versions of some of my older tutorials?

They are all listed in the Hair Gallery at the top of the page. If there is one in particular that you would love to see, send me a note and let me know!

It’s Braid 17 today! Can you believe it’s already almost over?!

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Follow the steps below to achieve the look:

Step 1 / Take a section of hair on the heavy side of the part and divide it into three sections.

Step 2 / Begin a french braid pulling in hair from both sides.

Step 3 / Continue french braiding until it reaches an inch above the ear then continue in a regular braid.

Step 4 / Wrap the braid across the back of the head and secure it with a hair pin.

Step 5 / Next, take a section of hair on the right side of the head.

Step 6 / Wrap the strand over the braid and tuck it down through the braid.

The braid will hold the strand in place so that is how it only uses one hair pin. It is genius!

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