How To Do Yarn Braids/Genie Locs Step By Step Tutorial Part 2


Here we are in step 2 of the yarn braids style
in this step I will be showing you in detail step-by-step how to do your own your yarn
braids before we begin braiding I will first show you how to prepare your yarn you want
to make sure that you predetermine how long you want to leave of your braids to be whether
you want them above your shoulders your shoulders were below your shoulders I will show you
how to prepare your yarn for your style once your pieces are prepared I’ll show you step-by-step
how to braid your yarn before you actually begin braiding your yard braids you want to
make sure that you have already measured out pieces of yarn that you will be using to braid
your hair so to begin you want to know exactly how long you want your yarn braidsrace to
be an hour my arm brace to fall past my shoulders maybe a little bit above mid back so what
you want to do to help you as a guide to know how long your pieces will be visibly going
to take the yard on this for you have here you want to unwind a very long amount just
to give you an idea of how short or long you want your braids to be so I am just going
to why this off my your piece that I have here number online probably about 2 to 3 feet
now my yarn braids are not going to be that long but this will help me as a guide to how
long so you can simply take your scissors in your going to cut the yarn off from the
spool and now it is extremely long piece that I have here I have one end of it and I’m going
to take this in place it where I want it to be so if I want my yard braids to be somewhere
bit back a little higher than mid back it is probably going to be at my rib cage here
so I’m just going to take the end of my yarn piece just wanted a place that my rib cage
now I’m going to bring it up to the side of my head here to stretch and see how long I
want it to be so when I pull the thread up this is exactly where it meets up to the side
of my head in this point as well goes down to my rib cage so now what I do is I take
this finger that’s up here and I leave it there and I also have my finger here at the
bottom below simply want to do is let this piece go with his hand so they can meet down
at the bottom of where the yarn meets so where that piece meets here I’m going to cut it
off so that I had even an even piece of yarn so I am going to place my finger here and
then I’m going to cut this piece of yarn and now want to premeasure to make sure it’s the
length I wanted to be so to make sure that the yard braids fall kind of mudpack or little
bit higher than mid back I want to make sure that it’s my rib cage at least top of my rib
cage so I am going to go ahead and find the middle point of this your data to pieces that
even down here and then am going to place it at the side of my head to see exactly where
it falls and it falls exactly what I wanted to be right at the top of my rib cage so now
this is the exactly length that I would like for my yarn braids to be if you want your
yarn braids to be a lot shorter you only wanted to hit your shoulder then make sure that you
rest you are see where on your shoulder here and then you will pinch the yarn and cut exactly
where you wanted to be and I will serve as your length so now my length is of how long
I want my yarn to be I’ll use as a guide to cut all of the individual yarn pieces were
my braids so once again I’m going to take this piece that’s the exact length I wanted
to be and I’m going to grab the yarn from my spool of yarn meet the cut piece that I
have to the beginning of the yarn and I’m going to try both pieces all the way perfectly
down as possible that I can and then where is going to take my scissors to cut my new
piece of yarn to match that length now I have two pieces of yarn that are the same length
and if I measured again to the side of my head it falls right at the top of my rib cage
so just continue to cut pieces to make sure they are the length so that all of the lengths
of your braids are the same so once again I grab my piece of yarn and grab 2 pieces
or just simply one of them since they are the same length so I will just used both of
them that I’ve cut and I’m going to place this here on this yard draw it all the way
up to the end and then I’m going to take my scissors and I’m going to cut the yarn to
make sure matches so now I have read pieces of yarn and if I make sure the bottoms are
equal and put it back up to the side of my head is still falls exactly what I wanted
to be when you are doing yarn braids we will be using 3 pieces of yarn to do so you can
use more in your using more yarn draw it all the way up to the end to I am going to take
my scissors and then I am going to cut the yarn to make sure it matches that length now
I have 2 pieces of yarn that falls right at the top of my rib cage so just continue to
cut your yarn pieces so that all of the lengths of your braids are the same so once again
just continue to cut pieces that are the same length so that all of the lengths of your
braids ae the same so one again I am going to grab the lengths that I cut and I am going
to place this here on this yarn draw it all the way up to the end and then I am going
to take my scissors and then i am going to cut the yarn to make sure that it matches
so now I have 3 pieces of yarn and if i make sure the bottoms are equal and put it back
up to the side of my head it still falls exactly where I want it to be when you are doing your
yarn braids we will be using 3 pieces of yarn to do so you can use more yarn but using more
yarn allows for you to have bigger braids so what I will show you is with these 3 pieces
of yarn how you will braid them onto your head now that you have already measure out
your yarn pieces for your yarn braids I will show you how to position your hands on the
yarn so that you can install the yarn for your yarn braids so what you need to make
sure is that you already measured out your lengths we will be using 3 pieces of yarn
you can use more yarn you could use maybe 2 pieces but 3 pieces the typical size that
you want to stick with for your typical yarn size braid so if you are familiar with doing
individual braids like zillions or single braids or box braids the same technique for
positioning your hands applies even though we are using yarn but I will be showing you
the same technique applies to yarn so what you want to do is make sure that you divide
the hair into its parts so we have 3 pieces of yarn here and you simply want to divide
this into two thirds and one third so we simply will just take one of the pieces of yarn away
from the other you are so much you divide that now is perfectly broken up because now
in my left hand I have two thirds of the I originally had in my right hand I have one
3rd of the yarn that I originally had so next what you want to do is take your one 3rd and
throw around and wrapped around his two thirds first to form a 3rd part so now the small
pieces going to wrap around this to 2-3rd is like that in your going to bring both the
ends together and make sure they are of equal lengths for all the parts and now here we
have 3 legs for our braid this 3rd you have here I brought the piece back around itself
so looks like now there’s 2 pieces and there’s 2 pieces here in 2 pieces here as well so
now you have this hair that’s divided equally into 3 parts for your braid since your braid
consists of 3 sections as well so to further position your hands what you want to do is
take your right hand the three main fingers of your right hand position it around your
peice that we had in the beginning so that small 3rd they wrapped around two thirds you
want to position 3 of your fingers) as close to the meeting point of all the pieces of
yarn as possible once you do that you take your left hand insert your index finger into
the middle of these 2 sections here and your middle finger is on the outside with your
thumb on the outside as well and all the rest of your fingers will wrap around the thread
just like this so once again I will show you exactly how you want your hands positioned
for the braid to take this 3rd off and bring it back with the 2 thirds making sure all
of the legs are equal now what you do a separate this piece of thread into a 3rd and two thirds
so I am going to pinch one off now is perfectly separated into one 3rd and two thirds now
you going to wrap the 3rd around the two thirds to form your 3rd leg of your braid so once
all the ends are neat and perfect and now you have 3 points for your braid so the part
that was originally a 3rd you take 3 main fingers of your right hand and position it
on the hair there any take your left hand insert your index finger into the opening
of these 2 pieces here and on the outside you have your thumb your index finger and
the rest of your hands will go around hair just like that so you once again to answer
your index finger your thumb in your middle fingers on the outside in all the fingers
just wrap around the hair and that’s how you want to have your hands positioned now the
last step is to simply take your right hand swirl it underneath insert your index finger
through and hold that piece of hair there in between your index finger in your and now
this frees your left hand so that you can use your right hand for braiding so once again
I’m going to show you what just happened so now that you have your hands positioned on
your thread you are going to take your right hand firmly holding hair going to twirl underneath
insert into that v opening there with just your next finger and pinch the thread between
your index finger in your thumb and I your right hand is ready to braid my your left
hand is for so now that you know how to position your hands on the pieces of thread now will
show you how to braid and your left hand is free so now that you know how to position
your hands on the pieces of thread in your yarn braids before you begin braiding your
yarn braids you want to make sure that you prepped the section of hair that you will
be working on so what you want to do is take your comb and part your hair and a desired
section that you want to begin your braid with also you can use a spray water bottle
to mist your section of hair to help you part your hair and detangle through as you prepare
your hair for your braid so what I will be doing is taking my spray bottle I will just
slightly missed the section hair that I want to are to help me part my you want to take
your comb and you are going to part a section of hair that you that you will be working
I will start by my ear to show you how big you want your part to be if you are familiar
with doing individual braids like box braids you want to go along with that measurement
of how wide or big you want your part to be so the section the hair that I will be braid
is about half an inch on both ends of how wide you want your part so now you want to
take your comb and you’re going to detangle through your section of hair and then you
are going to apply a little bit of hair gel to the ends of your hair to begin braiding
for your yarn braids to begin braiding I will quickly show you once again how to prepare
your hands on your yarn so what you want to do is make sure all the ends are equal to
one another and you going to take one of the thirds wrap it around the two thirds and then
the part that was originally a 3rd you want to position 3 fingers on your right hand on
it and then take your left hand insert your index finger and use the rest of your fingers
to hold the hair in place once you do that you going to twirl your right hand underneath
insert it through this opening with your index finger in you and pinch the hair this in between
your index finger in your together this frees your left hand and now with your right hand
we are going to begin braiding so I am going to go right up to my part where I am on my
section of hair here and now what you want to do is take your left hand and put it over
your head to help assist you as you are braiding your first yarn braid so what you want to
do is take your left-hand and gather all of the hair with the 3 main fingers of your left
hand which is your thumb your index finger in your middle finger so now what I will do
is I will take my right hand now open up my next finger and my index finger and my thumb
and I will grab all of the hair that I have in my left hand in between the index finger
and thumb of my right though I will grab all of the hair there with my index finger
now that I am holding hair going to take my
left hand and I am going to grab the yarn that’s on top position it with my 3 main fingers
and then I’m going to turn my right hand to right turn to the right keeping everything
nice and tight I hold the hair with my left hand excuse me I hold the thread with my left
hand and I take my index finger inserted through this opening I created once I twirled my hands
to the right I hook this bottom piece of bread here and I add that to my left hand so now
my right hand is free and my left hand has 2 pieces of section 3 to take my right hand
3 main fingers and I am going to grab the hair and the thread together so once I have
down that I have two section pieces of hair my left hand, twirl my left hand to the left
and in this v opening I am going to take my index finger put it through and hook on that
bottom piece of thread there so I am going to add that thread to my right hand here and
now my left hand is free once again and i have 2 separate pieces in my right hand every
time you have to section pieces in either one of your hands you are going to twirl your
hand to the desired direction so since i have 2 separate pieces in my right hand, twirl
my hand to the right and it creates an opening here in-between those 2 pieces and now that
I’m holding my left hand to the thread i take my index finger i hook the bottom piece
with the thread in the hair hair and add that to my left you going to continue this process
a couple more times to make sure that the braid is secure so now i have 2 different
sectioned pieces of yarn in my left hand in my right hand the 3 main fingers will hold
a piece of hair there was a sad 2 sections of hair here mature my left hand to let the
left hand gets twirl to the left the right hand just want to the right so as you see
here two pieces I am going to twirl that to the left and in this opening in between those
2 sections I am going to hook my right index finger and i want to continue the same process
two pieces here so i twirl my right hand to the right in this opening I’m going to hook
the index of my left hand now to pieces on my left hand so i twirl my left hand to the
left insert my finger into the opening there and hook the bottom piece so now you know that you for the braid on
pretty securely if you can let go without unraveling and as you can see a braids started
to form here so from this point which want to do is make sure that all 3 pieces are distinct
and you’re going to put those pieces into your fingers and continue to braid down to
the very bottom
the reason why it’s great to put gel at the ends of your hair here is because once i start
braiding past the hair the slick gel on the ends helps the hair to a really flat with
the yarn then you are just to keep braiding all the way down to the very end of your yarn
braid now you are going to continue to braid down onto the very bottom to you can no longer
go any further so now once you braided to the very bottom
for you want to do is grab the end of the braid that you found with your yarn you want
to twirl around your finger and create a knot so you just simply creating a not at the very
bottom of the yarn braid
once you create a knot you are going to all the night very tightly as tightly as you can
and as flat as you can so you can use your fingers to just really flatten that knot and
make it extremely tight were going to take our scissors and you are going to go back
to your yarn braid in you are going to cut directly below that knot there this creates
a very safe seal at the ends of your braids so that your braid doesn’t come down so if
you have any extra threads sticking out of the braid you simply grab your scissors and
just snip those pieces all and that is your complete yarn braid so once again i will show
you how to braid your yarn braid so he was a pretty 3rd from the two thirds of the yarn
wrap the 3rd round of two thirds position your right hand on the 3rd piece and now the
other piece you insert your index and wrap the rest of your fingers around the hair like
so take your right hand turn it under insert the index finger of your right hand and pinch
that hair that’s underneath your index finger between your thumb your index finger and now
your left hand is free and your hair is still section pieces and we are going to braid so
now once you bring your hands up to your hair your section of hair your hair should already
be prepared section the little bit of gel so now with my left hand when I’m going
to do is grab all of the hair securely in my 3 main fingers make sure that I have all
of the hair here then I am going to take my right hand open up my index finger and my
thumb and grab all of the hair in between my index finger and my thumb so once I grab
all of the hair and take this piece to move it to the side out of the way a position at
piece in between my left hand with my 3 main fingers my right hand has two section is a
pair of which were my right hand to the right so I am going to twirl my hand to the right
and take my index for my left hand insert it and hook that bottom piece of yarn so now
my right hand is free and my left hand has 2 pieces of hair I take my right hand again
in 3 main fingers wrapped be here in the thread it is my left hand has 2 pieces of section
here is where my left hand to the weft in between opening at creative and hook my index
finger and add that piece of thread that to that hand and i have one section of the left
hand with my 3 main fingers and once again the section that has 2 separate distinct pieces
you will turn that to whatever section so my right hand gets turned into the right which
creates a opening so I am going to insert the index through in hook the bottom piece
to add to my left hand now my right hand has one section of hair my left hand has two process
repeats the left hand rotates to the left insert into the opening of the bottom piece
of thread and then continue the same process for the thread and once I have hooked the
thread onto the braid well enough i should be able to let go of the thread in the braid
is still intact here so now from this point i can bring my left hand that was over my
head down more comfortably keep the sections divided as you see here and just continue
braiding to the very bottom of the thread you would just continue braiding to you get
to the very bottom until you cant go any further all all once you braided down to the very
bottom you just want to grab the bottom grap the bottom of your yarn braid twirl it around
your finger to create a knot once you create a knot you are going to squeeze it really
tight until its as flat and as tight as you can possibly get it and then you take your
scissors once again and then you going to trim off the bottom piece of yarn that’s underneath
your knot to complete your braid once you’ve done that you can go ahead and skim any pieces
that stick out from your yarn braid and then your yarn braid is complete in this step I
have shown you in detail how to do your yarn braid first show you how to section your yard
pieces how to position your hands on your yarn and then finally how to braid your own
yarn braids in the next step number 3 i will be giving you my best tips tricks and advice
for doing your yarn braid style

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