Saturday, June 28, 2008

Loose French Braid

This is one of those hairdo's that is great for "one of those mornings." And, since she was playing 'Tessie' in "Annie" this same night, by the end of the hot un-air conditioned day, it was the perfect orphan hairdo.

As long as you know how to french braid (which I will be doing a tutorial on...soon) you are set.

Usually when I french braid, I start out with a little section on the top of her head and when I add more hair, I just add a little at a time, and I pull it tight. Sometimes I braid over and sometimes I braid under (making the braid sit on top of the head).

With this braid I start out with a big section of hair on the back of her head and when I add more hair, I add a lot and I keep it loose. I always braid over. Also, I don't braid it down to the end, I think it looks pretty with some hair left out (and curled...of course) and a pretty bow/ribbon.

Since I knew she was going to be an orphan that night, I didn't use as much product as usual.

It took about 3-4 minutes. Piper and I decided to start timing all of these lovely do's for you!


Sarah said...

lovely! And great idea about timing the hairdos. I usually get myself in way over my head and end up rushing out the door late to church or playgroup or wherever we happen to be going that day. Thanks for all the ideas! I was looking at some pictures of my little girl the other day and realized how awful her hair ALWAYS looked before I found blogs like yours. So, thank you from the top of my little princess's head!

Alyson P. said...

I've been wanting to try a loose french braid but I'm afraid it will fall out before the end of the day. I guess if you mean for it to look messy then it's ok if it looks messy! Maybe I'll try it tomorrow.