No matter how much effort my mom put into making that braid perfect and snug, by the time i would be on my way home from school, it would be barely hanging on by the last strand of hair.
I'd like to think that it was because i was a "tomboy" then.
Growing up as a Russian school girl, I had to maintain a tradition of braids and bows.
And at that time, to every Russian girl, her braids were her pride!
At some point the traditional bows even became a competition
of who can have the biggest, "larger than life", bow on their head.
I, too, partook in that tradition, though my bows never reached the heights
of the most popular girls in class and my braids never reached the lengths either.
(this is my 2nd grade class and i'm in the very center of the first row with the smallest bow)
I remember dreaming and even obsessing about long hair then,
measuring my braid almost on a daily basis.
Still working on that goal to this day... :-\
I guess it's time to admit that i didn't get that luscious, "hair-growth-gene".
Nevertheless! I work with what i have! And so can you!
Here is my new hair inspiration for you!
It is a Messy Side-French-Braid.
It's easier to braid than a normal French Braid, because it is usually
on the back on your head and requires a team of people to get it on there.
And here is a video tutorial to help you do it your self.
Note: I did curl my hair prior to getting started but that is not required.
The trick is to keep the braid loose versus tight.
And show it off!!