Ever since I can remember my mom and older sisters have been putting crown braids on me, and I still wear them a lot today! They're so versatile that you could easily put a wreath of flowers on your head for Renn Fair, or add some glam earrings for a formal event. Oh, adn its perfect for going in swimming. That's a pretty big deal:)
The steps are pretty simple again, and I've tried to walk through them clearly. Also the supplies are totally next to nothing, so you can't get any better then that right?
- bobby pins
Step 1. Use a pointy implement (such as a...pen) to make a part from the crown of your head straight to one of your ears, and brush that hair in front of your face. Start above that ear braiding a dutch braid ('dutch' means the hair is going under instead of over).
Step 2. Continue braiding all the way around your head to your other ear (it can get a little difficult for newbie braiders when you're doing the back, but with a little practice and a two way mirror it'll be beautiful!).
Step 3. Once you've reached your opposite ear or run out of hair to incoorporate, braid all the way to the end and tie with a small hairtie. Then wrap your braid up and over the beginning of your first braid, tuck them snuggly together, and bobby-pin in place!
At this point all's I do is tug the hair in the back out a bit to add a little more volume, and shoot it with a little hairspray for hold, and you're done done done!
Be sure and let me know if you give it a try!! If your a beginner braider or just feel a little insecure about back-head braiding (I know I still kinda am), you can always grad a sister or roomie to give you a hand with the back. Remember a two way mirror is your total bosom buddy with this one:)
Have a terrific day darlings!
P.S. little guy needed some snuggling after I finished and I couldn't resist sharing a few pics of his chubbs. Love him!