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On Monday night on Dancing with the Stars, Whitney had the prettiest hair in her carousel dance with Chris, the bachelor. It looked like a crown made out of braided hair. They frequently have her in cute braids across her head.

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I really wanted my hair to look like this too, but my hair isn’t really long enough and I’m not sure if I could go all the way around even if it was long enough. I thought I could create a similar look based on this and other hair tutorials I’ve seen in the past.

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I started with a crazy mess of bed head. I’m sure not everyone is this tangly in the morning, but I just work with the birds nest.

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I parted my hair so I could have a chunk to braid at the front. The part is not straight because it will get messed up in the end anyways. I pulled the rest back into a pony tail holder to hold it out of the way.

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Then I french braided my hair as close to the front as I could. I only pulled hair from the back and not the front. This way it could come farther foward. Instead of pulling the hair over the braid I pull it under so the braid sits on top of the head. At the end of the braid I just used bobby pins to hold my hair instead of a rubber band because I was planning on pulling it apart and the rubber band might rip hair out.

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I started pulling on both sides of the braid one little chunk at a time. You just keep going back and forth over the braid until you get it as big as you want.

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If my hair was really long and thick I would probably make it really big…I love big hair! But this is about as big as I can get it without making the braid fall out. I also twist is a little bit as I’m going so it will almost stand up instead of laying flat to my head.

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I then just pull all the leftover hair to the side. I fluff and twist it into a little bun thingy on the side (aka another birds nest to untangle later).

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Here it is front the front.

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Here it is from the back.

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Everything is easier in the morning time with coffee! Another tip: If you plan on wearing makeup, do that part first because your hair will be in the way.

Have a great day!!!!!