Avainsana: winter hairstyles

Winter braids

Winter weather and nice hair is quite an impossible combination: any kind of hair do is easily ruined by wearing a hat.

It’s been cold and windy here, and we’ve had some snow, so hats have been on for weeks already. Just having a french braid or two low pig tails is getting a bit boring. So I thought I’d compile some nice braids that will fit under a hat, and won’t get messed up when you put your hat on and take it off.

A good idea is to have a lace braid holding all the hair around the face, these styles will hold well. Here I’ve done one french lace finishing in a french braid at the back and one fishtail lace braid finishing in a fishtail at the back. (The fishtail picture is a bit summery, but works well in winter)

puoliranskalainen ja ranskalainen letti lace braid into fishtail, kalanruotoletti

double scissor waterfall into a fishtail braidI’m really into waterfall braids lately, but they don’t hold that well, especially if you’re wearing a hat! But a nice thing to do is to tie the rest of the hair back, and your waterfall will stay, no matter what the weather:

This one uses the scissor waterfall braid (tutorial by Hair4myPrincess here). I’ve just done two of them on one side, one on the other, and finished with a fishtail. If that’s a bit too much for you, you can do any kind of waterfall and braid the rest of the hair.

fishtail pullback

Finally, all half down braids look good with a hat, and if the top part is strong enough, the hat won’t ruin it. So single or double lace braids work well. This one is two fishtail braids, but works just as well with normal 3- or 4-strand braids.

Winter braids to fit under a hat

We just returned from a holiday in Finland. It was good practice for the winter, as I had to think of hairdos that stay nice under a hat. Here are a few that I came up with:

flower braid spiral half up hairdo5-strand lace-braid half-up do

The one on the left I started from the middle of the swirl and lace braided around a few times, then did a little french braid into normal braid with the hair on the right, and combined at the back. The braid on the right is a 5-strand lace braid adding hair from the left.

waterfall braid french braid comboThe last one is a combination of waterfall and french braids. It caught my eye once on Pinterest, and I’ve done it a few times, always gets many comments, as it is a bit different. I can only get this braid to work on my oldest daughter, as she is old enough to help a bit by holding the strands from the waterfall braid until I braid them into the two french braids. Without her help, the strands from the waterfall become loose, and the whole thing falls apart.

All three hairstyles lasted couple of days and didn’t get messed up under a hat, so perfect for winter.