Pocahontas Inspired Braids

Pocahontas Inspired Braids tutorial on HairByLori.com

Fall (autumn) is my favorite time of the year!  I love the changing weather & the gorgeous scenery that we have in Ohio as the leaves change color.  It’s just magical… plus everything is pumpkin flavored – donuts, coffee and more!  It’s the best! 

Another great thing about this time of the year is that it’s the perfect time for some fun hairstyles!  I really enjoy being creative with styles, and Halloween is a fun one (and then there’s Thanksgiving and Christmas!!).  I think today’s Pocahontas inspried braids is a perfect fall hairstyle.  This style would be great for Halloween as well as for those of you (like us) who might be studying the Pilgrims and Indians and want to get into character! 

Today’s post was sponsored by Scunci.  They are rolling out a new product this month – hair tattoos!  When I saw them, I knew that they would be a perfect fit for this hairstyle. ,I already use and love Scunci products so I knew that these would be hair tattoos would be great too!

We filmed this great tutorial for you – then we had some fun playing around taking some Indian princess themed photos.  Hope really got into it and we even brought out our Siberian Husky, Obi, to join in the fun too.

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We picked the Pocahontas costume up on Amazon – it is adorable and affordable.  You can find it here

Now, let’s get started on how to do these fun Pocahontas inspired braids!

Supplies you’ll need: hairbrush, rat tail comb, 6 small elastics, a couple of clips for temporarily holding hair out of the way, and Scunci hair tattoos   

Time Needed:  15-20 minutes

Skill Level:  Easy


Step 1.  Start by brushing hair out and then parting it down the middle.  Secure one side out of the way.
Step 2.  Part down along the hairline from the part to the ear, secure the rest of the hair out of the way and do a French braid on this section, braiding all the way out and then securing with an elastic. 
Step 3. Let down the hair from this side that was secured out of the way, go back a couple of inches from the French braid (making sure you leave enough room for your hair tattoo) and then take your rat tail comb and create another part line going from the center part to the ear.  Temporarily secure the hair between this part line and the French braid out of the way.
Step 4. Go back an inch and a half or so and create another part line from the center towards the ear.  Temporarily secure the hair that is hanging below this (by the neck) out of the way.  Dutch braid the hair that you have just sectioned off, braiding all the way down and then securing with an elastic.
Step 5.  Take out all the temporary clips on this side of the head – gather all the unbraided hair together and use that as one part, then take the other two braids you just created and braid this all out together as a 3 strand braid and then secure it all together with an elastic.
Step 6.  Repeat steps 2-5 on the other side of the head.
Step 7.  Select your hair tattoo, cut it from the package, remove the plastic sheet on it and position the tattoo on the hair.  Take a damp sponge or cloth and wet the back of the tattoo for about 30 seconds.  Carefully peel the backing up off the hair, leaving the tattoo on the hair.  Repeat on the other side of the head.
You’re done!   You can smooth down any flyaways and finish with hairspray if you need to. 
The hair tattoo will last for days (though it does get a bit messy looking as braids do after a couple of days!).  When you are ready to take the hair tattoo off, shampoo and condition the hair.  Most of the tattoo with come off at this point.  It does take a little extra work, but most washes out.  We had some remaining in her hair after, so I added a generous amount of hair oil to her hair while it was wet and brushed it out.  I was able to get the rest of the hair tattoo out at that point. 
Hope really loved the hair tattoos and was so disappointed when I said we had to wash them out — but I reassured her that we could buy more when they come out in stores and do more styles with them!  She was happy to hear that.  We are both really looking forward to doing some more styles with the hair tattoos in the future!
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Be sure to look for these Scunci hair tattoos in store and online soon!  They are a really fun way to spice up your hairstyling.  I’d love to see how you use them, so be sure to share photos when you do!

I hope that you’ll give this Pocahontas inspired braid a try!  If you do try this style and want to share a photo, I would love to see.  You can post it to my Facebook page or tag me in a photo on Instagram @hair_by_lori or just use the hashtag #HBLPocahontasBraids so that I can find it.  Plus, photos with that hashtag will show up on this page below !

Thanks for reading!  I hope you will stop back by my blog again soon!

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