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Haku

Blaisdell
5/5/15
Period 7
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Elizabeth Blaisdell

How to Braid Hair


Introduction
a. Attention Getter: Common Ground: Girls (and guys)- we all know the
struggle of trying to style our hair. Whether your hair is too frizzy, too
tangled, too curly, or even too damaged, achieving a decent hairstyle
can be a stressful task to take on.
b. Link to thesis: Of course, there is that 1% of the girl population that
can just roll out of bed and with flawless hair, but for the rest of us,
our locks just arent that talented. Lucky for you, I have a solution.
c. Thesis: Braiding your hair is a cute and easy way to style your hair.
d. Preview of Points: Today, I will be talking to you about the history of
braids, why its important to know how to braid, and how to
successfully braid your hair.
e. Sign-post transition: First, the history of braiding.
Main Point 1: History of braiding
a. SP1: The first style of braiding dates back to 3500 BC with the African
style cornrow, and later became popular in Egyptian, Greek, and
Native American cultures.
i. FS: Fact: Ethnologists have discovered a common ground
between cultures; the complexity of the braid actually
indicated a persons status, religion, age, and wealth (Kim from
Lovelyish.com)
b. SP2: In todays time, braids are making a huge fashion statement.
i. FS: Testimony: According to Dana Oliver from the Huffington
Post, Braids transcend trends and seasons (Oliver). Its true,
different styles of braids including fishtail, French, and
cornrows are among the popular styles.
c. Review-preview transition: Braids hold a lot of history while still
remaining a presence in todays time, therefore braiding is an
important skill to have.
Main Point 2: Why its important to learn.
a. SP1: Braiding is a universal skill that is used practically and leisurely
everyday by millions of people around the world.
i. FS: Statistic: Over 25 high-fashion designers including Rebecca
Minkoff, Diesel, Chanel, and Kenneth Cole have used braids on
the runway. On a more practical level, its safe to say that
nearly every girl (with hair) has worn her hair in some kind of
braid before.
b. SP2: Braiding is a fast and easy process that can hide even the worst
of bad hair days.
i. FS: Narrative: Whenever I skip washing or brushing my hair, I
braid it. By doing that, it hides the frizz and the tangles and
looks pretty decent, too. It only takes me two minutes when I
wake up to braid my hair, so its perfect when Im in a rush.
(Blaisdell).

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Haku Blaisdell
5/5/15
Period 7
c. Transition- Internal Summary: Braids are a popular and practical way
to style your hair.
Main Point 3: How to braid your hair
a. SP1: Braiding just involves three steps. First, separate your hair into
three equal sections. Next, weave your hair into the middle section by
crossing the left section over the middle, then the right, and so on.
Lastly, secure the end of the braid with a rubberband.
i. FS: Comparison: The process of braiding hair is just like
weaving or plaiting, its very simple and easy to catch on to.
b. SP2: There are so many braiding techniques and possibilities.
i. FS: Example: For example, the boxer braid is one of my favorite
styles. It involves two French braids on each side, and you can
choose to combine the two or leave them separate. I usually
wear my hair like this when Im at home because its cute and
comfortable.
c. Sign-post transition: Now, on to my conclusion.
Conclusion
a. Restate Thesis: Braiding your hair is a cute and easy way to style your
hair.
b. Restate MP: Today, I discussed with you the history of braids, why its
important to know how to braid, and how to successfully braid your
hair.
c. Closing Statement: The importance of braids is emphasized through
this quote from Roman Payne, A girl without braids is like a city
without bridges.

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Haku Blaisdell
5/5/15
Period 7
Works Cited

"How to Braid Hair." Real Simple. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 May 2015.

Kim. "The Beautiful And Amazing History of Braids." Lovelyish. N.p., 15 Apr. 2013.

Web. 06 May 2015.

Oliver, Dana. "12 Braids That Are So Stunning We Can't Stop Staring (PHOTOS)." The

Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 5 May 2015.

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