Tutorial Tuesday~ Astrid’s Braid

Because why not continue with Astrid (I swear I’ll try to do something non-Astrid next week xD)

Astrid’s braid isn’t that complicated and is mostly just randomly intertwining bits of hair till it looks like how you want it to look. But I’ll try to describe my process.

First, you gotta get rid of any nasty tangles and frizzies that are on your wig. Make it as smooth as possible. Oh and use a wide toothed brush! When brushing your wig, use one hand to hold the hair near the wig cap. Start brushing from the tips of the hair and then work your way towards the top.

Once it’s all smooth, grab three small strands of hair for her mini braid on top. You can just do a simple French braid for this, but I like to wrap the sections around the braid to give it some diversity.

If you want to make your life easier, put Astrid’s headband on after the tiny braid is done (like I forgot to do in the video).

Now for the big braid. Section the rest of the hair into three large sections over your shoulder, and make sure the tiny braid is included in the first section. Then start braiding the sections together. I occasionally wrap one section around the braid to make a nice lumpy look. I also divide one of the sections in half towards the end of the braid, and start randomly braiding the four sections of hair together.

Once you’re happy with the braid, put a hair tie on it!

If you haven’t put the headband on yet, now’s the time to do it. Weave it under the tiny braid and under the front bangs.

Touch up any areas that need it and fix any loose hairs and voila! Look at that fancy braid, worthy of any Viking queen.

As always, if you’ve got any questions or something’s just not making sense to you, feel free to let me know!

Happy crafting!