Since I previously mentioned that we recently cut Goose’s hair, I figured I’d go back and add as many of the styles that I’d done with her hair before we chopped it off (that I got pictures of anyway!) I got this idea from watching this video HERE.
I’d try to embed the video in here, but I’m still figuring all this stuff out! Anyway, I watched it a couple months before I ever got around to doing it in her hair, so I forgot about the part at the beginning where the gal sections out hair on the sides by the ears. I pulled Goose’s back into three ponytails without hair on the sides. It works either way, but it definitely looks pretty with it the way the “pro” does it! Also, by pulling hair off on the sides for extra knots you don’t see the parts as much as you do in ours. Oh well. It was my first try! I also just did shoe string knots and laced them around her head pinning them down as I went.
So without a video or step by step pictures of how I did Goose, I’ll attempt to explain how I got our look! With the expert video, hopefully you’ll get what I mean!
Step 1 – I divided the hair into three pony tails.
Step 2 – Divide each ponytail into three sections.
Since the top one had more hair in it (since I hadn’t pulled any out for the sides) I think I did four sections in it.
Step 3 – Then starting with one of those smaller sections, make shoe string knots.
So you’re taking two strands of hair tied into a knot – like you would when you begin to tie your shoe.
Step 4 – Tie the ends off with rubber bands
Once I’d tied 3 -5 knots in one of those sections I actually used a tiny clear rubber band to tie off the end to ensure I didn’t have little stray hairs coming loose or the knots coming undone. Plus, then I had something sturdy to slip my first bobby pin through to anchor it.
Step 5 – Anchor knots with bobby pins.
I worked backwards compared to the video – from top to bottom. I wanted it a bit fuller around the top. To ensure nothing was falling out or slipping around I put tons of bobby pins in – we counted after we pulled them out that night and there were about 25! I did my best to keep most of them hidden.
I also made sure as I did it that I kept the hair nice and damp so as I tied the knots hairs weren’t flying all over. If your little girl has lots of layers, I don’t know how well the knot tying would work.
In the end I used plenty of hairspray to make sure everything stayed nice and smooth. And maybe you’re thinking — I should have put some flowers or decorative bobby pins in it. Yeah, 20/20 hind sight – we were going to be late to church so I totally spaced it! Oh well.
Good luck & hope this makes sense. I’m a very visual person, so hopefully the video will help you more than my written instructions.