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This blog has provide some of those cute do's for short hair, although most are for long hair.
I have been stocking this blog lately. Here are two do's I have tried from it:
1. Part the hair down the middle into pigtails. And then part the pigtails in half, so you have four sections on her head. Tie back three of the sections. The one left out should be one of the front sections.
2. On Classic pigtail french braids, I usually start the braid with a triangular piece in the front by the part. However, on the criss cross braids start with a small rectangular section above the temple, which is then separated into three pieces to braid with.
3. French braid toward the middle of the head. When you get to the middle, braid for another inch or two before you begin to french braid again with the section opposite the one you're working with.
4. Then, just do the same thing with the other two sections.
So, you start behind her left ear. If you look close enough, you can see the part in her hair where I started. I clipped the hair up in front of that spot so it was out of the way. Then you just french braid in a circle. Next time, besides using gel, I will braid the bottom half of the circle closer to the middle. After you're done braiding, just follow the bottom half of the circle with the long braid and pin it up. I didn't even put a bobby pin in. I just tucked it in, and it held really well.
1. Part the hair down the middle into pigtails. And then part the pigtails in half, so you have four sections on her head.
2. Do a regular french braid on one front section and then the other. I usually start the braid with a triangular piece in the front by the part. When you get to the end of each french braid, continue to braid for an inch or two:
3. Then, start at the base of her head on one back section. And braid upside down.
4. Then just put the two braids together on each side and tie another pony tail holder around both braids. Hope that makes sense.
In this picture, you can see the triangular area (mentioned earlier) in the front, by the part, that I start my three strands from.
I have no idea why her shirt is off....my guess...I got it wet while spraying her hair. Even when her clothes only get wet with water, she is convinced they are dirty. So sorry.
I was still in the experimental stage when I made the accent braids here, but I now know how to do them properly. There are two ways. Way #1: take a small section from her hair and braid. And here's the step I missed: When you take your next strand to add to the french braid, you have to take some from above the section that is the accent braid and some from below. That way you hide where the accent braid comes from.
Way #2: Have the section for the accent braid be the same length and width as the rest of the sections that you are adding to your french braid. However, I don't think that this way hides it well enough.
This do is called Classic Pigtail French Braid.
When the princess saw my hair today, she came up to me and said, trying to make me feel pretty, "Mom, I love your back hair." LOL! So precious and inoncent!