I've finally learnt how to do something I've always wanted to be able to do? Yes! You read that correctly.
Now, my dear reader, you may be curiously pondering on what that something could be. Shall I endeavour to enlighten you on that esteemed subject?
Hehehe. I shall.
I've figured out how to plait my hair!!!
Upon reading that statement, you may well be fairly astonished, for it may seem that to plait one's hair is a relatively simple task.
Well, I could never plait my hair (or any hair for that matter!) until late last year when I managed to plait my hair in either one plait down the side, or two pigtail-style plaits.
I continued in that fashion for the majority of this year, only having my hair in a single plait straight down my back when someone else did it for me.
Not to readers: To plait one's own hair straight down the back (see picture) is far more difficult that it seems.
Yes, this picture is off Google Images, but it shows the plait straight down the back. I tried and tried and tried but I still couldn't do it on myself! I could do pigtails and plaits on the side on myself, but not the above plait on myself. I could do it on other people, too, but not on myself! Until two days ago.
Yup- I managed to do it once on myself! I was pretty stoked! Granted, it was rather messy and had a rather large twisty bit in it, but it was still a plait. And I had done it myself. :-)
This morning I practiced a bit more and I managed to perfect one without the twisty bit in it! I am looking forward to the many options available to me now that I can properly plait my own hair!!! :-)
Yes, I'm sure you, my dear reader, are an expert in the plaiting of hair. I am not. (!) But, I'm willing to learn, and would like to someday perfect the fishtail plait (below) or french plait (which I can't even do on other people yet!) or some other fancy plaiting ideas.
Any hints or tips for someone who doesn't know much but is willing to learn??