This braid was hard earned! I had been trying to get it for about 3 weeks before I stumbled onto the correct way to do it. I was giving up for the morning and did something a little different. Well, that little change I made was the thing I was doing wrong and I was able to finally get all the pieces of the puzzle. It's so easy once you know what you're doing but figuring it out is not!
Here it is with a flip through at the top. I really like the look of this one, but it makes my hair look shorter.
I did it again a few days later to make sure I knew how to do it. This time, it was just done with a regular ponytail. Success, finally!