Twist’Falls

 

Going out, need it quick, no time for cornrows or braids, but you want it unique and with some class.  Well here’s a style for you.

With a cascade of large twists falling to the side of the hair like a waterfall, its no wonder how it got its name.

Whether it lasts for more than a day depends on hair texture, thickness and length, and how well the child can keep it during the nights with a head wrap on.  My daughter is very responsible so she makes sure her head wrap stays on during the night.  Don’t ask me how, she’s not the greatest sleeper…hahaha!

Doing this style is as simple as 1, 2, 3, 4.  Once you have decided you know which side of the head you want the style to fall;

  1.  part the hair initially with the tail of the comb to get the outline, then using the other-side of the comb, neaten your partitions.  The neater the better it will look, then loosely band each bunch.
  2. Using a strong hair band, properly secure it to the base of each bunch.
  3. Do large twists on the end of each bunch.
  4. Pin into place…..and…….

Tadaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!! hairstyle complete, so simple.  I do not use any gel or sprays, just head wraps, but you’re more than welcome to and it may even help keep it in longer.

In all honesty, I banded the hair too tight and by the end of the day, my daughter was complaining and then took it out….lesson learned and a tip for you.  Make sure when your banding, that its secure enough, but don’t make it too tight, otherwise your child may complain and take it out like mine did..lol!  And it looked so good on her too, well! next time ey?

Enjoy your day out, i’m sure there’ll be smiles all around.

Be-Inspired.

 

 

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Simply-One-Sided

 

Sometimes what you need is something so very simple and easy to accomplish.  Amidst all the hustle and bustle of life, accompanied with limited time, having to juggle the styling of your child’s hair can be added stress.

With a total of 10 cornrows, this simple cornrow directed to one side of the head is exactly what is needed to fit into your busy schedule yet grace your child’s head with beauty.

The most time consuming part to this style is the parting/sectioning, which I recommend to do first, band and get out the way, then all that’s left is to cornrow and ‘VOILA’.. your head is complete…SIMPLE’S!!

As with all my hairstyles, it is there for you to copy or adapt to suit your child’s face and hair type.  I braided the side together to keep it all neat, but you can play with this, depending on length or hair type, but you could also leave the ends out, or wrap extra hair around it to give it added suave…’hehe’.

the plan here for all busy mothers is that, I do the thinking so you don’t have to.

Now you can fit your child’s hair into your busy day.  Go on and give it a go, see how simple it is.

Be-Inspired.

FlowerPuffs

This beautiful flowerpuff hairstyle is a perfect spring summer look. And it is ever so simple to achieve.

I wanted to do something really different, and poofy came to mind.  So in case you’re also feeling like it’s time for a little change, here’s how to re-create this summer poof.

First divided the hair at the front of the head from the the hair at the back of the head.  Making sure to part where you want the puffs to begin and loosely band.  Now part some hair on the sides of the head, and loosely band, don’t forget to loosely band the back too.

I divided the front section into five parts.  You can make it more or less, depending on how thick the child’s hair is or how you want it to look.  Use a strong band to band the base of each section at the front.  I keep it all natural, so apart from a shear-butter  mix that I make for the hair, I do not use any gel for extra hold, but you are more than welcome to do so.

Divide only the top section of the front in two, then twist each one.  Then twist the rest of the other sections at the front.  Now use a strong band for the side sections then twist like the top.  Take one of the twists from the top section and using the same twisting formation, join it to the other sections on the same side, continuing to the side section too.  Now repeat on the other side using the other twist from the top section. then join together at the very back with another band and twist.  This will now create a twisted band around the puffs.

To create the puff look at the back, divide the hair into as many sections as you want, keeping each section as full as possible, and do a very loose twist on each section, the looser the better.  Now fold and pin each twist in place, including the twist at the very back, making sure you’re happy with each placement.  Finish with a flower of your choice at the front and…VOILA!

Style accomplished, very simple, and perfect for the sunny days.

Give it a go and bring some sunshine into your child’s hair.

Be-inspired

Hair Today!….

 

So, my daughter has been begging me to do a style that allows her to showcase her hair for a long time now.  “Mummy pleeeeaaasseeee” are her words from week to week followed by a long sad face when the words “not today” has been heard.

Honestly! I prefer to keep my daughters hair tucked and protected and apart from to reduce tangling and knotting, I am just not really keen on letting her hair out.  But the truth is, whats the point of having beautiful hair if its always tucked away.   So on this one occasion I decided to surprise her.  You should have seen her face when she saw herself in the mirror.  If a smile could express a million words!!!!!!!

I was going to use a hairband to separate the cornrows from her natural hair, but had a light bulb moment and decided to use her own hair to accomplish that look instead.  So after parting the amount of hair I wanted to leave out at the back, I did one massive cornrow.  Then for the front, each cornrow was completed using an elastic-band to secure them in place.  Upon completion of front cornrows, the open ends of the cornrows were then braided together from end to end.  No particular direction required, any way you want it to go is great, then tucked and pinned at the very back of the head so the hair covers it.  Undo your massive cornrow at the back, use your fingers to separate strands and VOILA!!!!!!  style accomplished.

At the end of the day the hair was cornrowed, we didn’t have the hair out again, due to the level of shrinkage and tangling, so indeed it was ‘hair today…gone tomorrow’…haha!!

Putting a smile on my daughters face was priceless, making this one day style was so worth it.

why don’t you try it and do something that puts a smile on your child’s face?

 

Be-Inspired

 

Cornrow Singles

 

Here is a hairstyle that will last at least 3 weeks for you, for all those mothers who prefer not to use extension in their children’s hair, but would like something to give you a break for a few weeks other than the average week or so, this is the one for you.  With an average time of an hour (depending on how small you would like it) the cornrow singles is a quicker way of achieving the singles look without the long sit down that comes with singles.

Finished with twists and multi-coloured heart shaped beading, this hairstyle is extremely versatile and is perfect for school.  Apart from the all down look, it can create some beautiful up-do’s as well.  The half up, half down, bunched and mo-hawk look are but a few styles that this can do.  This style can be done with a fringe as demonstrated in the pictures, or without a fringe.

TIP: – Always do the front in a way that will suit the face, which means be willing to adapt the style always.

Due to the styles versatility, I believe it will suit the majority if not all faces, will work on any head shape and will look good and full with any type of hair stranding.  Even though it will work best when the hair has some length to it, I’m sure it can be adapted to work on the shorter hair.  This will also encourage hair growth as it minimizes fiddling with hair and can be repeated as often as you would like.

The style does not have to be finished with a twisted look, you can continue the braided look to the tip of the hair, however those who know me by now know my love for the twisted finish as well as the most important fact that it works best on my daughters hair, as it aids minimal/no breakage.

Enjoy this hairstyle as much as I do and I believe your child will love it too.

CrissCross

 

Happy New Year to everyone

I thought this simple, yet common hairstyle would be a nice way to begin the year.

It may look slightly complex, but believe me, its really quite a simple hairstyle to do.

This hairstyle can be done for any occasion, like school, casual and special occasions.  It can be done on any head shape and with any hair texture.  There does have to be some length to the hair in order to get the hair to cross from one side to the other, however making the partings smaller and thinner may be able to accommodate the shorter hair.

Those with longer hair can easily make the partings bigger without added pulling pressure to the scalp and the fringe can also be adapted  to work on different shape faces, but overall its a good look for any little girl.

As my daughters hair gets longer, I’m sure I’ll be able to get a more perfect crisscross pattern coming towards the back of her head, otherwise its a great all rounder hairstyle and I love it on her.

I hope your year is as you wish it to be and I also hope that you have been inspired.

 

Sweeping Cornrow

 

A very simple cornrow style with beading attached to the ends.  To the side really suits my daughters face.

TIP:  Always do styles that work on their FACE.  When it suits them, it makes the style look more appealing and attractive.

So if its not bunched or an updo or something like that, its gonna be to the side..(lol), and as mentioned before, the cornrow style has been finished with twists.

This style can be replicated easily, made smaller or larger or even to the opposite side and will work on hair type, head shape and most face shapes.

Style instructions: Single twists at the very back to the side, with the cornrows braided on top.  parting makes all the difference to the neatness of the hair.  A good comb with clean ends will be able to accomplish this.

Hope your inspired

A touch of class updo

 

This hairstyle was based purely on inspiration.  A huge thumbs up to it’s creator.

It’s such a beautiful hairstyle which ended up being done for a special occasion.  The simple mirror reflection of both front and back makes this hairstyle very classy for any special occasion.

Once again the ends of my daughters hair has been finished with twists to give it a fuller look.

This hairstyle, I believe can be done on any face or head shape and will suit all hair types.  There may need to be some length to the hair in order to get the fluid grip of the hair at the top, however I believe it could be adapted to work on even the shorter types of hair lengths with extremely long hair needing to be wrapped in a bun to still permit that neat look at the top.

Quite a few variations of this style could be created from this look, and maybe some time in the future (when I begin to run out of hairstyle ideas..lol!) I will do a variation of this hairstyle to give ideas to those who may want it.

Overall, I love this hairstyle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Step Twisted Updo

When it comes to my daughter’s hair, I have realized that twists work best.  You will see as time goes by that most if not all my hairstyles involve twists.  My daughter has a full set of hair, however she has very fine strands, which make it very easy for her hair (especially her ends) to be damaged.  If I braid her hair, especially to the tips, I find that it is difficult to undo and overall causes breakage.

Aside from the maintenance of her hair, I find I just like the overall look that twists give to hairstyles.

Depending on the density of the hair, you may find it more appropriate to finish the look of this style with braids.  Some children have not only very full hair, but also very thick individual strands.  It may not be a good idea to keep the hairstyle as twists, because it may give an overall poofy look to their hair.

However for those who find their kids hair to be fine or be similar to my daughters woolly type hair, it may be an idea for you to keep the twisted look.  Especially for those who have fine hair as well as fine strands, the twists will allow the style to look nice and full.

I hope this helps those who wish to use this style as an inspiration on their children’s hair.

 

Double cornrow side sweep bunches

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog.  This is the first of what I hope to be many more hairstyles that will be posted.

If you are anything like myself, you appreciate beautiful hair.  But i’m a lover of beauty in SIMPLE styles when it comes to children, and when I say simple, I mean, complex enough to look good, but simple enough to take out.

Most hairstyles I make up as I go along, however I find that there are so many hairstyles you can do before they start becoming repetitive or looking like other hairstyles..haha! so on a number of occasions I get inspiration from other hairstyles, which I then adapt to my daughter’s face, head shape and hair type.

Just as I am inspired to create hairstyles for my daughter, I hope to inspire you to create your own with the hairstyles that I post on this blog.

Hopefully you will be back to view more hairstyles that I post in the future.