I blew out her hair, flat ironed it, and gave it a needed trim. It was soooo long - past her shoulders - and she LOVED it. Stood in front of the mirror for a loooong time brushing her hair. It was nice to see her curls back after a few days of straight hair, but it's nice to know we can straighten as a special treat every once in a while.
These photos are after the blow out, before the flat iron.
And these are after the flat iron. So smooth and shiny!
To complete this style, I first made a circle part about an inch from the girl's hairline that went all the way around her head. I banded the rest of the hair into a ponytail. I sectioned the hair around the hairline into square inch sections, more or less. I dampened and combed the hair, banded it at the base of each section, divided the section in two, and twisted. When I got to the ends I twirled the ends. When I completed that circle, I sectioned off the next circle and repeated. There were four circles total. I think it was around 40 twists. These looked ok hanging down, but would have looked better with smaller sections, and I was worried that they'd be ruined at daycare. So up they went.
The twists lasted a week worn up in a ponytail every day. At the end of the week I was anxious to see what the twist-out would look like. That's next.
This style only took me one and a half hours instead of, like, three! It's 8 cornrows from an off-center point at her hairline in front to a ponytail in the back. I didn't braid the hair at the nape of her neck, instead just pulled it up into the ponytail. That saved me from having to cornrow upside down. Hate that. I divided the ponytail and created two braids. But after a couple of days I redid that and made a six-braid ponytail that the girl enjoys flinging around as she shakes her head. This style looks great and is lasting about a week. I should re-braid tomorrow, but we'll see what I have time for.
This hair style happened after I spritzed the girl's hair with water and conditioner and took out her cornrows from last week's style. We were headed up to the bath to wash it, but it looked cute, long and thick and I had to get a few pics. I love that her hair is long enough to put into low ponytails like this, and can't wait until she's old enough to wear it this way.
I ended up putting in cornrows after we washed her hair. That's the next post.
I love this and it's lasting all week! Hair parted in the middle from forehead to nape. Front hairline separated out and cornrowed down to backs of ears. The rest of each side parted into 5 sections and cornrowed toward the center where hair is banded and braided into two hanging ponytails on each side.
Saturday we go to the first meeting of a group for people with textured hair. Looking forward to swapping some products and hearing about others' regimes.