Maybe it’s just me – but I thought this hair do looked like a bunch of little fishbone braids – or maybe I’m loosin’ it (which is very much a possibility these days!) So if you like the look of a fishbone braid, but don’t like the time it takes to do them, this one is for you. Or if you don’t think it looks like a fishbone – that’s fine too … either way, this was a quick & easy one that we’ve done a couple times & have really liked it!
Start by making your basic pony tail. I put ours on the left side of her head. Then you are going to do a “pull through” or topsy tail, knots, or whatever your house calls them. Just between you & me – at our house until we got into the hair blogging we called them “thingy’s” for lack of a better thing to call them. Whenever the girls would request “thingy’s” I knew exactly what they were looking for! Anywho – we don’t own a topsy tail, so we do it the poor man’s way – using my fingers which works great too. Pull the pony tail down through the hole you make in front of the rubberband.
Once you’ve done the “thingy” use a thin rubberband and tie off the ponytail an inch or two below that.Then make another “thingy”Pull the hair through the hole.Once you’ve pulled the hair through if there seems to be a big gap/hole in the middle of your thingy, just cinch the hair up from below like you would a ponytail to make it tighter. Then once you get it looking like you want, add another rubberband below and repeat. Do as many as you can fit in your DD’s hair. We’ve done 3 and 4 of these.This time we did 4. Btw – I didn’t know where this hairdo was going, so I’d put in a matching bright pink rubberband that in the end I didn’t really like showing … so adding a flower or bow pretty much should solve the problem.This day we did just 3 of them. She’s scowling at Bee who was tugging at Bug’s pant leg & she was worried she was going to get pantsed! Luckily that didn’t happen.She’d actually asked only for a ponytail on this day, but in the end was happy with the results. Phew!
P.S. If you prefer the real fish bone braid & need a reminder of how it’s done – you can check out my video on it HERE (it’s at tail end of the post – no pun intended – well, ok, maybe a little!)