I finally attempted an upside-down French braid! I started out with thoroughly combed-out hair, so the tangles were minimum. I was able to keep my hair basically tangle-free by running my fingers down to the ends of my hair each time I added a new section. For the top, I added another French braid going in the normal direction with my left-over hair. I like the over-all gathered look that this hairstyle has on each side~ and it's stayed up all day long!