My daughter’s hair always looks messy. I love it long and it’s pretty when it’s combed, but it stays combed for 2.52 seconds before going back to a tangled mop. Her hair, much to her delight, is also beginning to change. It’s becoming a bit frizzy and on especially humid days, it will wave and even curl right around her face.
She dreams of curly hair.
I have no idea why, because she sees how I fight with my own hair. She’s constantly telling me my hair is growing or that my hair is too frizzy. Yet, every day she showers and then plays with her hair, plumping pieces and begging them to twist into a s-curve.
In the meantime, I must find ways to tame her mop.
She despises having her hair “done”, so I try and be quick. I’m not a stylist by any means, but I can French braid, so I decided to work on the French side braid. I don’t know if that’s the technical term, but I’m using it.
French Side Braid
Begin by section off a chunk of hair at the left ear. Divide it into three parts, like in a normal braid, and begin braiding as you would a French braid, pulling in more hair each time you lay one section of hair over the other.
Now, my first reaction was to keep the braid high across her head; however, if you want the braid to wrap around your daughters head and then hang nicely over her shoulder, you’ll want to keep the braid low, closer to the scalp line.
If I were better at braiding, I’d continue the braid right down to the tip, but those little strands always escape, so we call it good about midway down the last section of hair.
I give it a little spray to keep the wispy strands of hair down and we’re done!
What styles work on your little girls?
Do you think your daughter would like to wear a French Side Braid?