I thought I best get a few of these pictures you guys have sent my way up & posted before they got lost in my in box! Thanks so much for sending them, and please keep ‘em coming! It’s great to see your pictures and fun to hear that your DD’s will actually hold still sometimes!
Katie sent pics of her 2 year old with the Madonna braided wrap. Very cute on two little piggies. I only have ever done it on one in the back. I’ve got something new to try now!
Here’s a view from the top. Cute little curls too!
Here’s Gennifer’s darling daughter sporting Dorothy braids. The bangs even make her look more like the real thing.
She put a zig zag part in which I think looks great. She also sent me another picture of her and they recently cut her ponies off. That will be fun to play with as well, and nice and cool for the summer!
Emily sent me this one of her little girl with a cascading waterfall ponytail. I really do loves these much more than a regular ponytail. So cute.
Thanks you guys for sharing. Now on to answer a few questions and give a few tips. Some of you may know this stuff already and so feel free to skip it if you want to! But for those of you who don’t, read on.
This is my favorite comb. I use it in my hair daily as well as on the girls. It’s my rat tail comb from Sally’s. I don’t know if you can buy these at Target and the like, but I get mine at Sally’s. I prefer this metal handled rat tail over the ones with a long pointed plastic tail/handle. The reason being it is completely smooth, free of seams. In the past I’ve had ones with that were all plastic and the handle has a thin seam down it from the mold or however they make combs. (I have no idea) Anyway, the plastic always seemed to be just a little rough or uneven and so when I’d stick the tail into the girls hair to smooth a bump out or hold something in place, when I removed the handle/tail, it would catch on the hair (the slightly uneven part) and cause more problems for me. Does that make sense? Anyway, these are great for pushing down and smoothing out bumps in their hair and the very tip is fabulous for making parts – straight ones or zig zag ones. Of course you’ve got to be careful you don’t poke them too hard! The other reason I like these combs so much is they work great on baby hair. The teeth of the comb are so close together and different lengths so it really grabs Bee’s fine baby hair. I use nothing else to comb her hair with at this point in time. Recently one of the girls must have been playing with this and somehow the top tooth of the comb broke off – but you get the idea.
Onto another question. People have asked if my girls don’t say “ouch” when I’m combing their hair. Goose has a pretty hard head and maybe it combs with age I don’t know, but she rarely complains. Bug on the other hand has a very sensitive head and some days it’s almost a constant thing with her. So to help with that problem I buy this:
I just get it at Wal*Mart – it’s nothing fancy or pricey but you can just spray it on as much or as little as you want. If I get a spot in her hair that has some big knot I just saturate it with this stuff and slowly comb through it. It works pretty darn good and so it keeps a lot of the “ouches” at bay with Bug!
One other tip I’ve got, and maybe it’s just at my house because of all the hairspray and product we use. Don’t mean to gross you out, but if you find that you are getting that “lovely buildup” on your combs (and with 4 girls it can add up!) – just soak them in white vinegar and water. The stronger the better. It of course doesn’t smell overly wonderful, but it really helps make your combs look a little more appealing! And the smell goes away rather quickly and I don’t think it makes your hair smell like it or anything. If your worried about that spray it with your favorite body spray or something! It just gets the gunk of the combs – but maybe it’s just us – just trying to keep it real here ladies!
And lastly, Becki requested back at the end of July (sorry it’s taken a while) a video of how to do a fish bone braid — or as we call them a dinosaur bone braid (when my girls were younger they were totally into dino’s and because they tend to take a little bit longer to do than a normal braid I convinced them it was a dino bone cuz they didn’t like the idea of a fish bone in their hair! – Ah, kids and their logic!)
***Our fishbone braid video can be found in THIS POST … we had to redo the video & added it into a new post ****
So there you have it – a bunch of loose ends (not to be confused with split ends!) – all tied up. I feel much better now. Thanks again to all of you who comment, send pics and ask questions. Keep ‘em coming & happy hair doing!