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As I briefly mentioned yesterday, this is an idea that Goose came up with. I’ve got to admit, there are days when I get an idea for a style & I’m bouncing off the walls to try it out & I can’t because the girls are at school. On days like that I feel like I’ll go crazy if I can’t get my hands on some hair! But then there are days that are completely the opposite where I feel like every ounce of creativity that I have in me has been flushed right down the toilet! The day we did this style was one of the latter. I sat and brushed through Goose’s hair just in a daze not really feeling like doing much of anything besides a ponytail. She asked for a braid. She got a braid…
Then she said she had an idea for me to “roll” the braid up to her head. That posed a problem because the ends of the braid came spraying out. Enter Goose’s further creativity …. She came up with this song for the instructions … (Sung to the melody “Row Row Row Your Boat” sort of!)
Roll, roll, roll your braid
Gently up your head
Add a few bobby pins
This is what we did
Well – there’s just a little bit more to it than that – so I’ll fill you in on the rest of it if you keep scrolling down!
Divide the “tail” of the braid in half…
Begin to roll the braid in toward the head – with half the tail poking out on the right side of the braid & the other half of the tail poking out on the left side.
As you are rolling the braid the tails should look like this:
Roll it up as far as you can to make it snug against the head.
We added bobby pins at first to hold it but because her hair is so thick & heavy we added our trusty Spin Pins from Goody after wards to give it added security.
Once you have it secured the ends should spray out all willy-nilly on either side of the rolled up braid.
We sprayed the ends a bit and ever so slightly turned them under with the flat iron. You could just mist them with hairspray them and flatten them out so they “fan” out a bit more. That’d give it a nice fun & funky look – more than this already had.
Here’s a look up close. We’ve since done a few other fun variations with this that I’ll show you soon. This really was a quick & easy one that you could do on those mornings when you want more than a braid but something a little different than your typical bun. Just remember Goose’s cute little song — Roll roll roll your braid … gently up your head …. and you’ll be set to go! I’m just glad when my creative juices weren’t flowing Goose stepped in and saved the day!