I think you could fall in love with anyone if you saw the parts of them no one else gets to see. Like if you followed them around invisibly for a day and saw them crying in their bed at night or singing in the shower or humming quietly to themselves as they make a sandwich or even just walking along the street. And even if they were really weird and had no friends at school, I think, after seeing them at their most vulnerable, you wouldn’t be able to help falling in love with them.
First, section your hair deeply to one side—isolate any fringe using a clip or bobby pin. Then, grab a bundle of hair from the thickest side of the part you just created (around three or four inches wide) and separate it into three even strands with your fingers.
STEP 2GO DUTCH!
To give this style more volume and definition, we’re braiding it inside out—Dutch-style. Instead of weaving counter-clockwise like a regular plait, we’ll be twisting the strands clockwise—in an over-to-under motion. Grab your three strands and begin to braid Dutch a couple of times, then gather your strands from your scalp with each additional loop—like you would a French braid. Keep going until you hit the area over your ear.
Beautylish Tip: For extra volume and structure, don’t weave the braid too tightly into your scalp. Keep your fingers firm, but your hands relaxed and loose.
STEP 3PIVOTAL PLAIT
When you’ve hit the top of your ear, slowly manipulate and turn the direction of your braid to wrap around your nape diagonally instead of directly down. Reposition your fingers at the back of your head, and continue slanting the braid towards your neck.
STEP 4LOOSE WEAVE
When you’ve reached the bottom of your nape, keep weaving your hair, but direct the plait away from your scalp. Let the hair fall loose as you wind your braid down the side of your collarbone.
STEP 5TAIL-END TOUCH
Finish the braid with a clear elastic or a decorative hair tie. Loosen the plait for more volume and dimension. Rock the romantic side-swept wrap as is, or twist the tail into a bun at the side of your head for an elegant alternative.
Avoiding caffeine (a stimulant found in coffee, soda, iced tea, chocolate, and various over-the-counter medications) 4-6 hours before bedtime.
Avoiding nicotine. Especially when it’s near your bedtime or when you wake up during the night. Having a smoke before bed is actually putting a stimulant into your bloodstream. Better yet, quit smoking!
Alcohol is a depressant and although it may make it easier for you to fall asleep, it also causes you to wake up at night, and may cause nightmares.
A light snack may be sleep inducing, but taking a heavy meal right before bedtime interferes with sleep. Skim milk and a low-fat snack may be a good night time treat.
You may not want to exercise vigorously just before bed. It may be best to exercise late in the afternoon. Still, some studies have shown that exercise right before bed is not as bad as was once thought-unless you are the type of person who becomes more alert with exercise.
Minimize noise, light, and excessive cold, or hot temperature during sleep.
Set the mood for relaxation before bed. This is not a time to be rushing about or planning the following day’s events.� Accomplish this earlier in the evening.