I’d totally forgotten about this one. I’d done it clear back at the beginning of the year just after Bee had smacked her head on a metal bed frame, so she is sporting a nice bruise/goose egg on her forehead. At the time I felt so bad for her and it hurt just looking at her so I must have unconsciously filed this away for a later time!
This is really quite simple as well as quick & easy. Bee still has a lot of baby hair up front and at the nape of her neck and so unless I really plaster her hair with product I can’t just give her a plain old ponytail or bun in back. If I don’t plaster it she has hair falling out of the pony in no time and into her face. So this was my solution the day I did this!
Part the hair out along the crown – from the temples to towards the back of the head.
On the right side make another little ponytail – part the hair a bit further back behind the ear if you can. Secure the ponytail with a rubber band.
Once you have 3 ponies across the front of the head, take the remaining hair hanging down in back & make another pony tail – for a total of four.
Combine all 4 ponies into another ponytail (for a total of 5) and secure with a rubber band. You’ll have 1 big ponytail smack in the middle of the head now. This should be higher than that 4th ponytail you’d made a second ago.
At this point you could just leave it – but we went for a messy bun this time. Take another rubber band and wrap it around the ponytail, but on the last time wrapping, don’t pull the hair all the way through & you’ll form a loop.
I did the messy bun my way (go HERE for the video) — add a green beetle (or bug of your choice) & with your choice of accessory you’re good to go. I got this darling white bow from Flowerz in Her Hair. Doing a pony or bun this way keeps all those little fly aways in place & it holds up with hours of play!
Promise she’s not flashing a gang sign or something here! Like I said – quite basic and easy but a problem solver. Those are my fav’s!
And our silly little Bee … see the nice ding on her forehead? It was so sad.
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