Hey everyone. I’m Abby from LA. And this morning, we’re going to film the messy five strand braid. So you’re going to love this one. It’s really different looking when the braid’s done. But this is not a beginner’s braid. This is a complex braid. So if you’re a beginner, I would suggest that you go to my messy regular braid post first and master that, and then come back to the five strand. OK. I have in my extensions today because I need the length for my hair to do this one. And I’ve done wand curls just yesterday and brushed them out this morning so that it’s still a little bit curly. And I’m going to just take my hair and pull as much of it as I can around to the side, but we’re not going to worry too much if things fall out because that’s, you know, the messy part of it. Remember, you’re dealing with five strands here.
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So we’re going to take a chunk that’s worth about two strands of hair and set it just off to one of my shoulder for the moment. And now we’re going to take this section and divide it into three. So you’re going to have your middle this’ll be the middle strand and then your two right my left sorry, left strands. And when you do a five strand post, not joking, you need to say, “over, under, over, under” out loud, because it will really help. So you’re going to laugh at all my over unders, but I’m going to say them anyway. We’re going to start with this far left strand, and we’re going to go over the second strand and under the middle strand. Now I don’t know if you can see, but these two strands are separated by this middle strand so you can just clump them together at this point and hang onto them like so. And it’s going to make your stranding a little bit easier to do. So now we’re going to go back over to this piece and separate it into two chunks. And we’re going to go over see how I went over over and then we’re going to go under the middle one. Now again, these two chunks are separated by a middle strand. So at this point, I can just scoop them all up in my right hand and just hang onto them. OK. Now we’re going to go back to the left side, and we’re going to go over piece number two and we’re going to go under piece number three. Scoop them together and just hang onto them. And go back and go over here and then under. And hold them together. Give it a tug so the braid stays tight. OK. Back to the left side. Over and then under. And hold onto them. To the right. Over and under.
Once you get this hand hold down, it’s really an easy braid and it looks so good when you’re done. It’s just a matter of figuring those switch-offs out, which is a little bit complicated when you first start it. So again, over under. Hold those two together. And then over under. Hold them together. Over and then under. Can you see I’m pulling that strand under? And then on this side, over and then under. So it’s, of course, like, January. And it’s freezing cold here. So if you could be anywhere on vacation, where would it be right now? Let’s see. Where would I go? I would go to Kauai. I love, love, love, love, love Kauai. So if I could be anywhere right now, I would go to Kauai. Over, under. And you can see we’re running out of hair at this point. Over, under. OK. So when you get to the end, secure with an elastic. And then what I’m going to do is go back and just loosen and like, pull those edges so that is loosens the braid up and you can see more of the five strands. Can you see it on here, how you can see all the interweaving of the five strands? Up here it’s a little messier because I have all my layers pop out. But that’s what a messy braid is about. So there you go. OK. People are going love this one. And then I’m just going to loosen the top. I want it to look messy. And like me, I have these little layers back here. If I wanted to, those are bugging me, I could just secure them. Just take a little bobby pin and tuck them in so they stay a little bit more in place. And I get a little bit more of that look. See? And this just looks different enough from a regular braid that I promise you’ll have people going, what did you do to your hair? What is that? How do you do that? I get all the time. It’s really fun. So have fun. Enjoy the five strand braid, and leave me a comment telling me where you wish you were right now instead of living in snow. See you later.