Yesterday I felt very inspired by the 'Great British Bake Off' and decided to do a little bit of baking of my own! (Post to follow....) But first things first I had to get my hair up and out of my face. I decided to have a go at the upside down french braid bun- which I had seen previously on this Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8xw4GNncRs
I found this a little tricky at first as French braiding is not my forte at the best of times but eventually I managed it! I think if I did this again I would pull the braid tighter as I went and make sure I used hairspray at the end to keep it in place.
Step 1) Brush hair upside down (possibly while hanging from the back of the couch- this worked for me!)
Step 2) Gather a little bit of the hair right at the nape of the neck, divide into three and and start to plait- then continue the plait up the head incorporating more hair into the strand each time you plait.
Rather then a normal plait where you cross the strands over the top try crossing them underneath instead as this makes the plait lie more neatly against the head.
Step 4) When you plait reaches the top of the head gather the rest of your hair and twist it into a messy bun- secure with hair pins and Tah-dah!
I actually really enjoyed wearing this haristyle as it did what I needed it to do (ie keep my hair out of the way) but it felt a bit more polished and intricate than a normal bogstandard messy bun and made me feel a little bit glamorous as I wreaked havoc inn my kitchen.