I’m sorry that I didn’t get anything posted for “Just Wondering Wednesday” yesterday. Bug has been having some health concerns recently and we’ve been spending time at ER’s and such lately, and so if posts are a bit hit & miss for a while – chances are that’s why.
But lucky for you – at least I’d like to think it’s lucky for you 😉 …… blogging, for me, is a bit therapeutic and so here I am! This is actually a style I did clear back in September of last year and totally had forgotten about. I’ve always loved to do this and this style that She Does Hair posted years back – and so I’m assuming back when I did this post I was sort of thinking of those styles.
It’s really a playful & funky one and it gets the hair up off the neck on a hot summer day so I thought it appropriate that I post it today since I’m feeling toasty! Nothing earth shattering here – just fun & funky braids that make an X! And if this has been done elsewhere, I wouldn’t be surprised!
Part the hair from ear to ear across the crown of the head.
Then part it from the front to the back – down to the nape of the neck. I actually did an off center part in front & a bit of a zig-zag part down the back.
In the end you’ll have 4 sections of hair & you need to braid them. You can do twists or whatever you prefer. Tie each braid off with rubber band leaving a bit of a tail. As you braid make sure you make it long enough that it can reach across the head to make the X – otherwise this won’t work.
Because I don’t have a Topsy Tail this was my make shift Topsy Tail with pipe-cleaner! Please don’t laugh at me!! Just be sure if you do it this way -the wire on the very tip isn’t exposed or it catches in the hair.
Take your fake (or real!) Topsy Tail & put a tail of the bottom left braid through it.
Poke the tip of your Topsy Tail through start of the front right braid.
You may need to help the hair through since the braid is so thick, but you’ll want to pull the whole tail of the braid through so it is poking out on the front right side of the head. Once you have the tail pulled through secure with a few bobby pins so it won’t slip back through.
Next take the front right braid and pull it back towards the bottom left side.
Repeat as you did the first time with your Topsy Tail and pull it through the bottom left braid so the tail is sticking out on the left side of the head.
Repeat with your remaining 2 braids. Take the bottom right braid and pull it up and out on the top left braid. Then take the top left braid & pull it down to the bottom right braid & pull it through as well.
Secure each braid with bobby pins to keep them from slipping back through. You may need to arrange the braids a bit so they lay like you want and make the X across the back of the head.
Depending on the length of hair you’re working with – the “tails” that poke out may be a bit shorter or longer. You can curl them if you wish to make it a bit fancier – or even add bows too. We just left it as is since it was a more “playful” style for Goose.
I just love this picture! Her hair was the perfect length for this when I did it. If you don’t want the “tails” to “sag” be sure to spray them a bit with hairspray so they keep fanning out on the sides of the head. I also ran my flat iron over the “tails” to be sure they fanned out nicely.
That’s it. If your dd has a more spunky & silly personality this would be a great style for her!