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Friday, April 15, 2011

Abstract Hair- The Peace Sign

So, do you ever ask your daughter "What do you want done with your hair today?"  And has she ever came back with something you think (or know) would be impossible for you to do?
I always ask C how she wants her hair unless I already have a plan for it.  Sometimes she gives me simple ideas, like a french braid or 2, braids with beads or ponytails. But sometimes she tells me things like "I want my hair to say Happy St. Patrick's Day with a 4 leaf clover and a leprechaun!" ... So of course sometimes I have to explain to her I cant do everything, and thank her for thinking I can! :)
A little while ago, C asked for a peace sign.  That sounded easy enough, so I decided to try it.  She wanted more braids, but this is how it turned out...

C was expecting a braid going around her head for the circle, but I wanted a style I could use a little decoration with, so I went with pigtails around the 'peace sign' braids. 
This was a pretty easy style, and didn't take too long. All I did her was made a braid straight down the middle of C's head, and made smaller braids on each side near the middle- like a peace sign.  Then of course I put the leftover hair into ponytails.  C said that people could tell what it was, so I guess it was a pretty good choice.
*For this style I wet C's hair with water, then combed some ORS Carrot Oil through her hair with our Curl Tamer brush.  I used Bee Mine Curly Butter to do the braids and ponytails, and did some quick 2 strand twists (which you cant really see in the picture) coming from each ponytail with some matching purple barrettes at the ends. The style took about 25 minutes all together.  I don't usually time myself even though I mean to since everyone is always asking me how long things take!  I'm pretty slow, especially when it comes to braiding, because her hair always ends up clumping together, and little hairs are always wrapping around each other so I have to be careful that I don't end up snapping her hair while I'm braiding or doing pretty much anything!  This happens no matter how much banding and moisturizing I do- her hair just wants to stick together!
Anyway,... if I didn't tell you what this was supposed to be, would you have guessed it right?


  1. So great! You can for sure see the Peace Sign, I love it! I would have guessed that :)

  2. I agree that you can see the peace sign, though I'm rather dense at times, so I don't know if I'd recognize it right away! I'd love to see you try to braid a leprechaun, though! funny that she mentioned that she wanted a leprechaun in her hair! I could see my daughter asking for the same kind of thing. =)


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