I managed to get the crown of my head done and mostly down the back, only to find I had tangled the ends up horribly using my creative new single-handed styling method. It took 20 minutes of painstaking patience with an anti-tangle comb to work through those knots!
I am trying to post my best attempts at hair selfies (hard to photograph the back of one's own head!) but guess I will need to edit them in later if I can get my cell phone talking to my computer again. (First world problems!) Pictures posted at http://strokeofgrace.blogspot.com/2015/01/great-lengths.html instead.
I was shocked, stunned, overwhelmed by this accomplishment and just had to share! I've been doing two regular side braids on my hair each night for bed and for most swimming, for a while now. The single braid at the back of my head has remained more challenging than I could master until just a few weeks ago. Last night I got it in my head that it would feel so much better to sleep on a single french braid again (and it did!) and so I was up until well past 10 to make that happen. Can you tell I'm a little bit excited!