I've had people ask where to get the hair bands that I use. I actually buy mine from Family Dollar! I got some new ones today at 1000 pieces for only $1! They have so many different colors to choose from. I loved the clear and black ones because I can use them on myself as well.
They are super cheap but not reusable. If you're daughter has thick hair you might want to double up on the elastics to avoid having them break during the day.
The mermaid tail is pretty simple. You start with a fish tail braid. Only braid till all the hair has been put into the braid once, then connect each half of the hair into a small elastic band. Pull each one out to the side to extend the 2 ponies coming off of the braid.
Notice you will only see 1 elastic though. Cathy's hair is so straight that this is the best curl we could get! I think this style would look best with curls.
Start by sectioning off the top back of the head only. I like to put it up into a quick but just to hold it better. Next, you're going to braid down, be sure to follow the hair line, you don't want to have just a straight braid. Keep it close to he head so that you don't end up with bumps when you connect them. I french braid only to right behind the ears, braid it out all the way then connect them together in the back. Here we have an inside out braid but a regular french braid or even puvvy braids would be cute too.
On a side part. Notice how this is going to be halfway between the hair, not all the way under.
Supplies needed, 2 small elastics and 2 hair bands. This took me about 5 minutes.
Again, I forgot to do the step by step instructions! I've been so bad at that lately. This one is pretty simple really. I find it easiest to divide the hair down the middle and pull one side into a pig tail, that way you keep your part even.
On the first side, separate into a half pig tail and braid the top section. Close it off with an elastic (clear would be best because with this do you're not going to take it out)
Next, pull all the hair into a low piggy and braid it all together.
This one is simple and sweet. You want to start by sectioning off a square on the top of the head. Next, make a side part to make the first pony, gather that portion into the next pony till you have all 3 ponies connected.
Here we have this on Maddie. Maddie has her side swipe bangs as well. And here on Kathy to show that this style is good for babies and toddlers.
To quickly and easily tame down frizzy hair (and add a healthy shine at the same time) dag a small amount of conditioner with a little water (just enough to make it a smooth consistency) and smooth through hair. Do this before styling hair or any time on a down do to smooth away fly aways!
Meet Cathy, Maddie's cousin. She came over to play for a few hours today. I have this terrible obsession with hair and any girl that ever gets left with me gets her hair played with! (unless it's already adorable)
First, we have braids into Pigtails! Pretty simple, Start by making a zig zag part, then braid each zig zag and put them into pigtails.
Side view Back View Front ViewNormally we would take out the braids sticking out in the pig tails but I was originally going to braid them but had to do something in the middle.
Next, we french braided them. Do the french braid like you normally would. I did the inside out french braid today but it looks just as adorable on a regular french braid as well.
And there you have it! You can have zig zag braided pig tails one day and french braids the next!
Detangling spray is a must have for many girls hair. The cost can be pretty high though sometimes. You can make your own spray pretty quick and very cheap!
You will need: A spray bottle and conditioner (you can use any regular conditioner for this).
Fill your spray bottle with HOT water and add 1 tablespoon of conditioner per 8 ounces of water, shake well till it is all mixed and you no longer have any clumps. Again, water must be hot to melt the conditioner. If you use cold water then you will get little clumps in the water instead of a good mixture. :-)
There's so many different hair blogs out there now that it is IMPOSSIBLE to keep up with them all! Many of the dos that I do are variations, or very similar, to dos that someone else has already posted.
I don't want to steal someone else's dos to take credit for something that I didn't think up either. So here's my "fairness pledge". If I ever post something that you have posted on your blog before (or know someone else that has) PLEASE feel free to leave a comment with the link! I hate when people do my dos and then claim that it was all their idea!
One more thing, if you have a hair blog and want me to link yours, I'll be happy to! just send an email to kristiceron at yahoo dot com with your blog link, and please, be sure to return the favor by linking mine to yours! I typically check my email every day but will get it linked asap.