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Obsession : Bohemian Rope Braid

Friday, January 21, 2011

Growing up I was always teased by my family that if I never kept my fingers out my hair, I won't have none left by the time of adulthood lol. I lived in my hair. Yet I've noticed in the last few years I've not done or experimented much with my hair .

I love bohemian style clothes, lifestyle and hairstyles so I tried out this hairstyle today. I am in love with it, it's fantastic for medium hairstyles and I'm sure for long hair it can be done too.

It's pretty quick too once you get the hang of doing it. I did both sides but because I always wear my hair in a side parting the opposite side isn't as thick a rope as my left side.

You'll Need

Bobby Pins / Kirby Grips / Hair Slides ( whatever you prefer to call them )
A Comb
Clear Elastic bands ( alternative )
Hair Spray

Comb through your hair and part it to however you feel comfortable. I'm a side part wearer so that's why I chose to do a side rope braid....

Step One :

Take section A which would be the very first piece of hair by your parting. Then take section B which will be right underneath section A

Step Two :

Cross B over A so now A is the piece underneath falling over your forehead. Before looping A back over to B collect more hair into section A

Step Three :

With more hair in section A loop it back over section B and repeat the procedure of collecting hair into the section that is underneath after each loop .

Step Four :

Continue until you have a tight 'rope' braid that will give off a french braid effect due to the adding of more hair to get the thick rope effect. Once you get to the end you can tighten it with a hair band or use a bobby pin and pin it to the back. You may choose to do the other side as I did and then have a scruffy back and side messy bun which was held together by just pins .

I really do hope that was understandable lol in retrospect I've never been the best person to give directions - believe me.

Any questions, please don't hesitate.

How do you think I did ? First attempt and all

LaaLaa x Dom & Ink


Curly haired bandit, living the Bun life. Award winning blogger x professional make-up artist. Just trying to give you the best feedback on products but remember what works for me, might not be cool for you - My ass isn't liable! If you want to know more you can here!! Thanks for reading my online heauxm, boo boo!


  1. This looks so pretty! I'm going to try this out next week! :D xx

  2. @LipglossAndLeopardPrint. thanks lovely. Think I'm going to live in rope braids for awhile lol xo

  3. I wear my hair like this too :)
    LOVE <3

  4. Oh my goshhh this is stunning! I mustttt try this. Thanks for sharing!

    I love your make-up as well!

  5. great hair tutorial ,, i cant do it on my hair ,, cuz its crazy layered =/
    but looks great

  6. @Jennifer you do? Don't you find it so chic and simple. xo

  7. @Arezu yay. I hope you get the hang of it and like it.

    Thanks love. The makeup will be in the next post .

  8. Wow thats looks so pretty! Love your makeup too :)

  9. I love this hairstyle, thanks so much!