Begin by making a side part. I do mine on the right side. Then from that side part, make another part down to each ear. (Ignore my nice little hiccup on my left side part!)
With those 2 side sections of hair, make a rope/twist braid and twist it as far down to the end as you possibly can. And remember, damp hair makes these look a lot better. Tie each rope/twist braid off with a rubber band.
Then with the remaining hair that is hanging down in back make another ponytail & secure with a rubber band. I made it high in the middle of the back of her head.
Once you’ve done that, take the right side rope/twist braid and pull it towards the left side across the top of your ponytail. Do the same with the left one – taking it towards the right – so they cross on top covering the rubber band of the ponytail.Then take both rope/twist braids and pull them underneath the ponytail and cross them over each other on the back side of the ponytail. This will bring the ends of therope/twist braids to the front of the ponytail again where I crossed them over each other again – basically making an X every time. She had enough hair to pull them to the under side of the ponytail again – where I then fastened them with another rubber band. If you click to enlarge the picture you should be able to see the rubber bands there on the underside. Depending on the length of your DD’s hair, you may be able to wrap it several more times down her ponytail. In a way it reminded me of a fancy horse tail – like ones that I’ve seen at horse shows & rodeos.Here’s a view from the other side.
I did this another day too, and the ends of the rope/twist braids were giving me grief and not staying blended with her ponytail – but instead were poking forward towards the nape of her neck. It looked totally stupid & I couldn’t get them to hang right. If this happens to you – this is what I did: I just took a clear rubber band and and wrapped it around the part of the ponytail where the rope/twist braids ended (so I included the whole ponytail plus the tails of the rope/twist braid.) This held the little tails of the rope/twist braids down and helped blend them back into the ponytail. It gave the ponytail a slightly different look, but was still pretty.