French Braid and Twist Braids!
Fun little girl updo
I've been away! Sorry for the delay in posts.You all know that a mother's life is never a boring one! I've been with my brother and sis. in law, who just welcomed no. 3 into their family, and then my family was away on a little vacation. (No cooking or cleaning for me!)
So, here we are with a little something new. This twist braid has become a new fave of ours. My daughters have been practicing it on their barbies. We hope you like it too!
I began with a center part down to her neckline. And of course....her hair is thoroughly dampened. Keep that spray bottle handy!
I parted off the front side to begin my french braid. I was aiming for a straight line from about her eye level to the back center of her head.
This is where I started my french braid. I usually end up doing the inside out/Dutch braid, since for some reason, my fingers find it easier than the normal french braid.
Bring braid to the center part.
Repeat the french braid on the other side and bring to the same point in back. Secure both together with an elastic.
After making the ponytail out of the french braids in the back, I then begin a few twist braids.
Depending on the thickness of her hair, do 2-4 twists, making up approximately 1/2 of her hair in twist braids.
After making the small twist braids, I divide the hair into two sections, to begin a large twist braid. I divide the small twists evenly and divide the rest of the loose hair evenly, like in this picture.
Then I did a twist braid.
Finished super twist braid!
My main thought in beginning this hairstyle was the french braid to the back, since that's something that could be used on shorter hair as well. I always have to improvise what to do with her length of hair, so hence the super twist braid.
Have you noticed how much I like to braid? Braids are so great for two reasons: They stay in (most of the day), and they keep the hair from getting tangled throughout the day. I get really tired of combing out knots at night, and so do my girls. I also put their hair into a loose braid before bed time to eliminate knots in the mornings.
Have a great day!