A week or so back, I saw this great picture over on Hair Romance’s site that is from the 2012 Spring NY Fashion Weekand I thought it was pretty cool. So the other day for school I did a quick variation of it on Goose. I’m still going to have to try the real way they did it, but Goose had had braids the day before & I didn’t want to loose her beautiful waves from that & I didn’t want just a plain ol’ pony tail. So we did this instead.
Just make a basic ponytail. Start making a fish bone braid and only braid a little way down. If you need a quick review on how to do a fish bone braid, check out my video in THIS post. Or if you want to “fake it” and do our “Fake Fishbone Braid” technique – go HERE to see how we did that. As I pulled the last part of my fish bone braid over to the right side of the pony tail, I wrapped it around the bottom of the braid where the pony tail continues hanging down so it wouldn’t have an abrupt ending to it. I then secured it with a clear rubber band so it all blended in nicely!
It looked really pretty with the braid at the top & the waves below. This is one we’ll likely do again since dresses up a regular old ponytail quite nicely.
I also keep meaning to mention something I find very handy as I wash my girls hair. A hand held shower head. I don’t know if you have one or not, but every place I’ve lived (which hasn’t been a whole lot of places) when we move in I replace all the shower heads with hand held ones.
Not only does it make it easier to spray the showers down when cleaning, I’ve found it extremely helpful when I wash the girls hair. Even if your kiddo doesn’t like showers, they still come in handy when trying to rinse their hair. I found out quickly that it is so hard to really get their hair rinsed well if you’re doing it in the tub (especially with real long hair), since they just keep swimming in all the soapy water and their hair never really gets cleaned well. At least that’s what I found. Anyway, if you don’t have one, I highly recommend getting some kind of shower head you can pull down. It has also helped the girls as well as they’ve learned to wash their own hair. You can get way fancy & expensive ones that have all kinds of settings & ways they spray (which is nice too) but there are really inexpensive ones as well and you can buy them just about anywhere bathroom hardware is sold. So that’s my tip for the day!