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.

 

 

Two-Bunched

 

So!  After an extremely busy few weeks, lets kick-off again with this well-known, well imitated and much loved bunches.

Incorporated with braids, cornrows, beading and styled slightly off-center to give a little complexity and some difference, this style is a playful, fun style to do, and perfect for school, or the occasional family gathering.  And as usual, nothing is complete for me without my beloved twists, to which the bunches have been finished off.   I believe giving a little elegance to the edge of fun.

You can keep the style exactly as presented here or you can adapt it to suite your child’s face shape, hair volume and length, by adding or removing the braids or some cornrows. Either way, you and your child will enjoy this hairstyle for sure

Go-on, Give it a try and bring some fun your child’s way.

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

Crisscross Basket

 

How about a beautiful crisscross basket style to grace the head of your child for the Easter holidays?

Hairstyles do not always have to be up to be fancy, and this style not only gives a slightly complex look, it also looks very sophisticated.  Perfect for special occasions such as this and more.

Basket formed hairstyles are normally quite complex both to the eye and to achieve, so I decided to keep it in its simplest form.  Beginning with the first partition of your sectioned hair, band the bass and divide into two, then twist each one.  Now all you have to do is make sure you cross the rest of the hair over to the other side of each partition and band.

Continue this to the end of each section.  I decided to to section the entire hair into two.  If your child’s hair is thick you may want to have more sections.  However if you want to keep it looking as is in the pictures, you may have to make sure you get a band thick enough to band the hair well at the base.

Finally, once you’ve banded the end of your last partition for each sections, divide hair into 3 or more parts, depending on volume of hair at this point and then twist each one. the whole aim is to now create the basket effect end with these remaining twists.  This simply means, joining one twist from one section of the head to another twist from another section of the head and banding.  Keep joining strands of twists from one section to the other and banding, making sure you are happy with how it is taking shape.

Get creative with it and keep going joining one twist to the other and band to the next.  I directed the basket towards one side of her head, then when there was no more room left between the strands of twists, I did a large twist to complete the look and then beaded the very tip of the twist.

I’m sure this hairstyle will make your child look awesome for the Easter holidays.  Try it and enjoy your handy work.

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.

Twist-Cornrow, Tucked-UP

It feels like it has been a long time since I made a post, life seems to have caught me up a little.

Well how about starting again with one of my favorite looks when it comes to cornrows, and that is the ‘twist-cornrow’ or what others may know it as, ‘flat-twists’.  The normal braided cornrow is the ultimate loved hairstyle, however if you want to give the style a slightly more elegant look, the twist cornrow is the way to go.

I just decided to do an up-do where I tucked in the ends of the twists with a few pins, with absolutely no real thought into the pattern, but the twist-cornrow is as versatile as the normal braided cornrow (meaning you can do any style you want).  I will venture to do more styles with twist-cornrow so you can have more ideas as to its versatility.

There are a few differences when it comes to twist-cornrow compared to the normal braided cornrow:

1).With a normal cornrow the hair can be quite short, quite fluffy, woolly or thin and it can still last a little while, because of the tightness of the grip in the braid, however it may look thin in its presentation.  

2).On the other hand with twist-cornrow the hair can still look nice and full, but may not last as long as a braided cornrow with short, fluffy, woolly or thin hair.

3).Also if the hair is very thick or full, it may not be a good idea to use twist cornrow as it may make the hair look too bulky and out of shape.

TIP: Whether twist-cornrow or braided cornrow, always make sure to wrap the hair for bed as it allows the hair to last longer.

This is a great alternative for the original braided cornrow….go ahead and give it a go if you haven’t already.  I’m sure you will fall in love with it as much as I have.

Enjoy!!!!

Be inspired.

Part’n’Twist Rows

 

 

This part cornrow, part twisted hairstyle can work for any occasion.  With added bows or accessories this can look awesome for special occasions, however left as it is, it can make a great casual or school style for your child.

I wanted to try an alternate style to the common two cornrows (side to side) that is normally done on kids hair as a quick night time or very casual hairstyle.  And even with that in mind that very common cornrow style can be made to look exquisite when the time calls for it.

So with that style in mind, I decided to do an upgrade (if I may call it that) to the hairstyle. It does take a little bit more time, but it is still fairly simple to accomplish.  I have used elastic band to catch the hair, however this is not what I always do.  Normally I use black hairbands, but I had run low and did not have enough.

TIP:-Please be very careful when using elastic bands, as the removal of it (if not done with care) can damage hair.

-Use hairbands where possible, especially with kids having fine or woolly hair-strands.

Once again the twisted finish gives it a slightly more elegant look, however this is personal preference as mentioned in my other posts (please feel free to browse through them).  But i’m sure it can look just as great if a plaited look is preferred as a finish, and may compliment the small cornrows added for effect.  The contrast of cornrow and twists however,

does work very well as is demonstrated with this hairstyle.

Overall, I think it looks great and I hope you enjoy this style on your child.

Be Inspired

 

 

 

 

3 Bunched Mo’

 

How about a stylish mo’ up-do?  Parted into three, with a brick layered effect on the sides and front, each bunch has been finished with twists and connected with the next bunch, to create a beautiful style.

It may look complex, but once again, this is really simple to accomplish.  When you need a style that works for special occasions, this hairstyle is great (which was the case in this situation).  However if you want that something fancy for a casual look instead, its more than doable.  The bows are for added effect, but you can surely do without it, or you can add your own accessories.

This style can be done on any head shape, with any hair type, but once again, there needs to be some length to the hair, if it is to look the same as this style.  It surely can be adapted for the shorter hair, and the front can also be adapted to suit different shaped faces.

I love this hairstyle and do it often on my daughters hair.  I hope that you enjoy the look on your child’s hair as much as I do mine.

Be Inspired.

 

 

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.

 

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.