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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cornrows With Ponies And Beads

There really isn't too much to this style.  I wanted to do something that would hopefully last the rest of the week so that I don't have to do anything with C's hair until we wash it on Sunday.
I wanted this style to be random, so I didn't work section by section.  I did 1 or 2 cornrows in one area and then I went to another area and just kept moving around until I was finished.

Right Side
I decided to add ponytails to this style because C wanted to wear her new glittery barrettes and beads, but I have no luck getting beads to stay with snaps or barrettes so I did a little combination style.

Back/Top View
 The braid in the middle looks a little crooked because it was actually only cornrowed halfway back.  I wanted a partially free hanging braid just to be cute :)

Back/Bottom View
 I didn't add the barrettes until C left for school because they like to get caught in her sleeping cap. (I took these pictures before she went to bed.)

Left Side

I don't know why the m isn't where it belongs, it was before I posted the pics...

I  didn't use a specific pattern with the beads.  I just grabbed them and put them in C's hair to add a little more random-ness.  It also saved lots of time! 

C's hair was banded overnight to try and stretch her hair, and also to keep it from tangling.  In my opinion, a style takes enough time to do so I try and keep it as tangle free as possible.

For this style, I wet C's hair with our spray bottle of water mixed with a few drops of Africa's Best Herbal Oil.  I didn't use anything for hold because I wanted to see how the moisturizer we used would do all on it's own.
I used Unrefined African Shea Butter (I'll try and do the review later tonight or tomorrow)
I always use a lot of moisturizer because C's hair is sooo dry, but I really used a ton of this! 
As usual, I used a rat tail comb for parting. 
I'm pretty slow at hairstyling, especially when it comes to braiding.  I have to take extra time because I don't want to pull or snap any hair and C's hair gets knotted during braiding.  This style took me about 1 1/2 hours to do, plus a few short breaks.

I know I haven't been posting anything in a while, but I finally got a good enough camera to take pictures I can show so hopefully you'll be seeing more from us!  :)


  1. This is really cute! Good to know that you also use a ton of moisturizer. My daughter's hair tends to be dry as well, I'm starting to use a lot more moisturizer for her.

  2. Thanks Tav! :) Hopefully we found something we can use on a regular basis now!


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