I have a lot of ideas I hope to do by Valentines Day and also some that I'd like to borrow. This is one of (hopefully) many!
Since I'm planning on doing several different styles all by Valentines Day, I decided to go with a style that wouldn't take long to put in or take down.
I started with damp, well detangled hair. I separated C's hair into several small sections and moisturized each section with Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. I used a little Africa's Best Herbal hair oil to seal the moisture in.
First, I parted the heart off to the side in the front of C's hair. Once I was done with the heart and the cornrows around it, I put the rest of her hair into several big cornrows.
I was having a 'bad hand day' as I like to call it. For some reason I noticed that whenever I go for more than a week or so without doing cornrows, I don't do good with them. o_O I'll be doing another post to talk more about that later.
Anyway, there's not much else more to say about this style. It was just a simple, short lasting style. Since this style isn't going to last long and won't be in for Valentines Day, I didn't add any accessories. I like to keep accessories to a minimum, although I might add a few jumbo pink beads in the morning if her hair still looks fresh. I'll be taking this style down tomorrow night and doing something different.
I really like the front view of this style! :)
Since I decided not to add any accessories, I ended each braid about an inch or so from the ends so that they would be curly.
I used to be a LOT more creative with C's hair than I am now! But no that I've found all these styles on hair blogs and keep seeing things on facebook that I want to try, I find myself trying all of those instead of thinking up something of my own. I'm working on cutting down on that so I can show you all some better things- I really can do more, so stay with me :)
Also, I did this style last Valentines Day and I've wanted to show it to people ever since! I didn't want to show it without permission of the person I borrowed the style from, but I finally got brave enough to show it on facebook and I'm going to show it here. I hope no one minds...
In case you don't already know, this style was borrowed from BeadsBraidsBeyond! :) Hers looks better though. At the time, I thought I did a great job on this style. I still think I did pretty good, and I think my hearts have gotten better too. I accidentally deleted the picture of the right side, but it's basically the same as the left side.
I used Africa's Best Kids Organics Soft Hold Styling Pomade & Hairdress for this style. Although it has no petrolatum or mineral oil, it does have parabens and silicones. I liked it, but I don't use it any more because I'm trying to use the healthiest products possible and more natural products are easily available.
So... What do you think? I'd love to share your Valentines Day styles too so if you want them shown, send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org