First let me begin by sharing with you that #1 I am new to the hair obsessed club and still learning from my "Hair Heroes" and #2 I am a working mom (who by the way is NOT a morning person!!!) I am finding that practice makes
perfect better. Meanwhile my girls and I are enjoying our time together and we invite you to join us on our journey. Sometimes we do fancy and sometimes we flop but for us it's the process.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
We sectioned off the top and twisted them combining them into twist braids that we added to the ponytail we had already created. It's nice having a big collection of bands, we used a big one for the big ponytail and an elastic to secure the twist braids.
Then I only created the top of the flower bun, leaving the rest of the hair to hang long and then curl with the spiral curling iron. I like doing this occasionally so one can get a sense of how long her hair is. Someday she'll probably want to cut it, but hopefully that day is far, far away. Meanwhile, she loves having long hair!
Monday, November 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Little Bird wasn't very happy with her hair and I don't know if I'll be able to capture it again to show it better. It looked great though! She had two french bumpy braids each going across the top of her head. I gathered each french bumpy braid into a ponytail and then created a messy bun. I loved the symmetry of it. Little Bird prefers ONE french bumpy braid and ONE messy bun!
The Princess's bumpy braid is so tiny compared to her sisters. The girl's hair is so very different! It's much thinner. I braided it into the pony tail just on one side. Then I made twisty braids. Sometimes we turn this style into buns for swimming, but not today!
Baby Bean doesn't have enough hair . . . yet! For the time being, I'm trying to get her used to hats and headbands!
Friday, August 20, 2010
We ended up with this style more often than not the whole summer and have used it for fall trips to the pool as well!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
So I’m beginning to get over the worst of the morning sickness, just barely. But today’s occasion called for me to do something fun. Today was “Crazy Hair Day” at school. On top of the morning sickness, I had a 7:00 a.m. staff meeting as well. Usually we don’t have to all be to school until 8:00 a.m.
Last night to prep, I sectioned my princess’s hair into ponytails all over her head. Then I threaded glittery gold pipe cleaners into the pony tails and braided them into the hair. I left the hair at the end to twist and hang with the ends of the pipe cleaners which I twisted into little spirals. Then she was off to bed. It took her a little while to find a comfortable position to sleep, but she finally managed it.
This morning her daddy brought her to school a little early. She and her sister arranged her braids and then I added a few flowers and an extra pipe cleaner. I stayed remarkably stiff all day!
Last night I divided Little Bird’s hair into pony tails all over her head. I wasn’t worried about being especially neat since I knew the girls would be sleeping on their hair. I wrapped her hair into loose bantu knots. This morning, I re-wrapped the knots and added flowers or pipe cleaners to many of the knots.
These days I can’t get caught up on perfect - but it sure was fun!
Question – what did I do for Crazy Hair Day??? I wore a hat! LOL, after all it was actually Crazy Hair/Hat Day.
Post Script: Both Girls won for their grade. They were very happy!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
I've been extra tired but I had the girls take a bath last night and prepped their hair so I had VERY LITTLE to do this morning. After baths last night, I parted my little princesses hair into the hair headband, then I divided the rest with the zigzag part. I put the hair in pony tails and I wrapped them around my finger and made them each into a giant pin curl. It took a lot of bobby pins. I secured the hair headband with another set of bobby pins and put her to bed.
This morning, I wet down the hair headband and added gel. I smoothed it down and secured it behind her head. It looked like a little ponytail sticking out. Then I made some loose messy buns. They looked cute with the large curls in them. Then I tucked the little ponytail from the headband up into one of the messy buns.
Honestly, it wasn't perfect, but I'm talking 7 minutes tops here - and compared to yesterday, she looked like a million bucks!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
I parted my princess's hair diagonally across the top into three large sections and left two small ones on the sides.
I made the french knots by tying the hair like you would a shoelace, after each tie, I'd grab another little section of hair and tie that in working myself from the front to the back.
After I finished each row I bobby pinned it in place for the time being.
I pulled all of the hair (minus the side sections below the french knots) into a pony tail and then removed the bobby pins.
Then I did a small french twist with the little side hairs on each side and continued the twist to the end.
Then I used another elastic around the pony tail - pulled the hair half way through and used a second elastic to help shape the messy bun. Other than the bobby pin showing in this picture, I really like how the messy bun turned out.