Plait HairQ: Hi. I’m desperately trying to find step by step instructions on how to plait hair. I don’t want braids. Please can you help me?
A: According to “Wiktionary”, “Dictionary.com”, and “Mirriam-Webster Online” (three leading dictionary websites) the word “plait” means “a braid or twist (as of hair or straw)” or “a pleat or fold of fabric”.
Our website has a number of articles and demos on various braiding techniques that can be modified to use a variety of base section sizes to create an infinite variety of styles. The plaits can be styled to lie along the scalp, or can be created using a small base section and braided into “cords” of hair that swing loosely. You can see the basic braid techniques (as well as links to advanced braiding/plaiting designs) here.
It’s possible that you are referring to something else, but I have no way of discerning what you want. Please let us know if there is anything further we can try to help you with.
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