My youngest daughter has become a master at braiding her hair. After she puts her hair in two french braids, she uses girls hair accessories to create various styles. One of her favorite new hair accessories for girls are spin pin corkscrews. With the corkscrew, she can put her hair into a bun or create a “Swiss look” without using bobby pins. She truly looks like she belongs in the alps with that hairdo.
I used to have very long hair, and I became quite accomplished at french braiding my own hair. Sometimes I wore a classic french braid; other times I put my hair in a dutch braid where the braid was on top. Braids are a great way to keep long hair free of tangles.
Hair Braiding Tips:
Wash your child’s hair before putting her hair in braids.
Wet or damp hair is much easier to braid than dry hair.
Make sure your child’s hair is free of tangles before attempting to braid your little girl’s hair.
In addition to hair being tangle free, hair should be smooth and combed out before beginning to braid hair.
Choose a braid style that is easy to do. Easy braid styles include simple straight braids, french braids, micro braids, loose sloppy type braids, and up-do braids.
Braiding already existing pigtails or a ponytail is easy.
Children’s heads and scalps are delicate, so be gentle as you braid your little girl’s hair.
Don’t leave your child’s hair in braids for more than two days. Hair can be damaged if left in braids too long.
Use hair accessories for girls to add a finishing touch to braided hair.
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The author of this article is Jo Ann Schneider Farris, About.com’s Guide to Figure Skating and the mother of three children.
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