All these years I have been dreaming about fixing a little girls hair. I love braids, ponytails, and ribbon. I finally have my little girl and she came with her head shaved! I couldn't even put in a clip. The headbands with the big bows just aren't my style.
Lily's hair final got to the point of being able to go into a band on the top of her head. I call this her "horn".
I tried the clip for the bangs, but Lily just pulls them out. If she doesn't pull them out, they just fall out.
Then, a dear friend sent me a link to a hair blog. This blog increased my desire to fix my sweeties hair. Of course, most of the hairstyles were for kiddos with long hair. I figured that I would just have to be patient.
And then I caught a random post by the author. She mentioned that she was babysitting a little one and there wasn't much she could do with her hair except for a rubber band braid. I had no idea what she meant by this but it gave me an idea.
I came up with this hairdo-
This style was kind of cute and kept her growing hair out of her face. I just didn't like how it was finished in the back.
I later attempted to add a ribbon. I wasn't very successful with this attempt. The ribbon came out as a straight line and was pretty blah.
I decided to stick with just the bands and ditch the ribbon.
On the blog mentioned above, I came across a fake french braid with a ribbon. I realized that this is essentially what I have been doing. Just without the ribbon tied throughout.
Here's my attempt at adding in the tied ribbon. I started off center and then across. Ending half way back with a bow. Much cuter this time, but can be pretty tricky with a constantly moving toddler.
My next attempt was two "french braids" ending half way. Oh my, did she look cute! I love how this one turned out. Just don't look closely. The braids aren't even due to the constant movement of the head!
Now, I love the ribbon, but it takes a good 15-20 minutes to fix her hair this way. Once she learns to sit still I will be able to do it lickity-split. I thought I would try to finish the "braids" all the way and skip the ribbon, hoping to cut down on my time.
Cute, but not as cute as the ribbon ones.
Poor thing has to suffer through me fixing her hair during breakfast. Now she is less inclined to sit in her booster seat to eat. LOL!