Alrighty. That's it. All you hair worshipping lunatics finally did it. You got me to try something fun with Brayla's long, thick hair. Even worse, she LOVED it. I mean, in the beginning (you know the 30 minutes of detangling) she wasn't so crazy about the pulls and pushes or the "turn your head this way" and "can you please stop moving while I snap a picture" requests ('cause Lord knows no one will ever believe I did this unless I document it in photos). But in the end, she was swishing her braids around, adoring herself in the mirror, and asking me if she could wear her hair this way forever. As you'll see below, she even got out her tiara to wear.
So here's how I did it... (warning: there are a TON of pictures in this post)
First, we got out our hair supplies and picked up a few new ones.
Hi Brandon! :waves:
Next, we detangled, dampened and parted the top section off for later.
Next, I frenchbraided the little side braids (to get the little side hairs over her ears) and then regular braided those down the back. Then I did one braid down the middle with different colored bands. And finally, I undid the top section of hair, made it into a pony tail and then braided that.
Then I just turned the top braid into a tight bun and fastened it with another band.
She loved it so much--she pranced around the house, flipping her braids around. Later she brought me her tiarra and said she should probably wear that with her hair.
So, I'm kinda hooked. As other mommy-daughter "hair" bloggers have shared, it gives them a good 15-20 minutes alone with their daughter each day. And I've discovered that a little pretty can go a long way. So Brayla and I set up a new blog that we're going to record our hair adventures on each week. Right now it's a private blog, but maybe one day we'll make it public for family and friends who want to see what we've been up to.
By the way, some of the hair blogs I've been following (especially for Brayla's type of hair) are:
http://babesinhairland.blogspot.com/ (ALERT: giveaway going on right now)
http://princesscharmedhair.blogspot.com/ (I'm still new to this one)
http://shedoeshair.blogspot.com/ (also pretty new to this one)