Sage, my 16 year old daughter will never learn how to do her own hair.
Some mornings I have to pretend to be sleeping otherwise she gets me to do it. (Diva)
This morning she came to me with pins, a brush and a hair plea.
I liked her idea so I agreed to not charge her. [kidding] I know, the back of her head is RIDICULOUS, riiight?
Sage found an image on Tumblr with a French braid done in an 'S' shape. I duplicated it for her for school.
DIY: French braid following from the crown around to the side hairline, back to the other side and along the neckline; just like the pic above. Tuck up the ends and pin - don't forget to 'lock' your pins by crossing two in an 'X' formation.
Have fine hair? Blow-dry upsidedown with some mousse which gives added volume and texture. Don't worry about flyways as it adds to the texture. But if the flyaways really bug you, use a soft toothbrush with a hint of pomade to gently comb them down.