Before we get to the hairdo — Just wanted to let you guys know who were guessing where we spent our vacation — it was in Oregon. And holy cow – Maddie Girl even guessed the picture of the ocean to be Cannon Beach — she was totally right! As well as that being Mt. Hood in the background of us at Trillium Lake. It’s amazing out there at the coast as well as in Portland. We have family out there and had a fabulous time.
Because I am dealing with little ones with the stomach flu right now, I’m posting this do that isn’t quite step by step pictures. After I posted the video on how to do a hawser braid, I was in love with them that I did several do’s without taking pictures of them (I know – where was my head?!) Anyway, this is one that I remembered to take pictures of after the fact– just before Bug went out to swim. So if you didn’t catch the video – go refresh your memory – because that’s really all this is.
Part the hair off center on the right. You could do it straight down the middle if you prefer. But part from the forehead back to the nape of the neck. Pin off the left side of the hair for now so it doesn’t get in the way.
Then divide the right side into 4 different sections. 2 in front of the ear & 2 behind it. Make corkscrews or twist braids with all 4 sections of hair.
Then combine the front 2 corkscrews to make a hawser braid & do the same with the back 2 sections – tying them off with rubber bands. Let those hang on the right side for a minute.
Make a side ponytail with the hair that you had pinned off on the left side. Once you’ve made a ponytail, pull the front hawser braid across the top of the head so it’s almost like a headband. Grab the bottom hawser braid and bring it across the back of the head and using another rubberband, add those to the ponytail.
Then I made the whole ponytail (including the ends of the hawser braids) into a corkscrew/twist braid and tied it off with another rubberband. Wrap it into a bun and secure with bobby pins. You can hide the end of the corkscrew, or leave it sticking out to make a turkey bun like I did.
Here’s a side view of how it came over the top of her head like a headband.
That’s it — one happy kiddo ready to go and swim! (I normally don’t dress her in shiny silver strappy outfits! 🙂 )