Don’t know if you remember my post on Toddler French Braids. I did it mid-November. I totally spaced posting this next bit – as it kind of was the 2nd day hair from the French braids. So here we are, almost 2 months later & as I was going through my pictures, looking for something totally un-hair related, I found these.
So – here’s my tip for you today. It sort of has 2 parts. Maybe this is nothing new to most of you – but maybe for a few of you to try.
K – so your dd has had her hair in braids – regardless of what kind (this works on twists and the like too) and the next day you want to take advantage of her beautiful curly/wavy hair that the braids have created. So in this case it was our “Toddler French Braids.”
The next day … you go to take out the braids – and from where the rubber band stops and below – it’s straight. That’s problem #1 (at least that’s my opinion!)
Because I’m —
O.C.D., uh – really into hair – that totally bugs! So this is what I do. Remove the rubber band, and before doing anything with the braids using a small barrel curling iron, curl the ends – clear up into the braid.
When you’re done curling, you should have something like this. You can do each section (meaning 3 separate pieces of the braid) if you want …. or you can wait until you’ve totally taken the braids out and curl the ends — but this way is soooo much faster I think, and works pretty much the same. You may have a few misc. ends to curl here or there, but for the most part this takes care of those “straight ends” that are left over after braids.
Here’s Problem #2 (in my opinion!) You’ve got all these lovely waves from the left over braids – but on the back of the head it’s – you guessed it – straight. So after I’ve put to little pony tails on each side of the head up front — I doTHIS great easy hairdo to pull the 2 ponies to the back (that are so nice & fluffy and curly).
By pulling them towards the back, it covers up most of that straight middle section in the back of the head, and instead makes it all look pretty and wavy. So you have nice waves in the middle section, and the ends are nice and curled under too – not all straight and jig-jaggy (that’s probably not a word – but you kwim!?)
Sorry – her light hair against her white little jacket – with a hood – wasn’t the best thing to show the end result of this on – at least to see the curled under ends. Maybe a b&w pic you can see it better. Either way – I’m sure you get the idea. I just think curling the ends while they are still all grouped together is so much easier than curling along the whole bottom of her hair. Oh, and this fabulous turquoise clip is from Gimme Clips. If you haven’t known where you could get their amazing clips – they now have listed on their website a bunch of the major retailers where you can purchase them.