Sunday, February 27, 2011

Crossing Over

This is a fun little hairstyle that we came up with for church the other day.
 
Start by parting the hair right down the middle and beginning with the left half.  Section out a piece of hair from the ear up to the middle part.
  Gather it together into an elastic and create a Pull-Through. 
 Now separate that Pull-Through into 4 equal pieces and create a flat 4-Strand Braid.  Make it about 4 inches long and then secure it with an elastic. 
 Pull the rest of the right side down into a low ponytail - leaving the braid out of the ponytail. 
Now move over to the right side of the part and follow the same steps as on the right side.  You should now have two low ponytails and two loose braids. 
 Take the braid on the right side and divide the hair under the elastic into 4 equal twists.  Twist them over the middle part and combine them into the left-low ponytail with another elastic.  Now move up to the left braid and divide the hair under the elastic into 4 more equal twists.  These twist are going to be woven through the right side twists in an "over/under" pattern.  Once they've been woven through they can be added into the right-low ponytail with another elastic.  
 Now braid your two low ponytails into Flat 4-Strand Braids and secure the ends with elastics.  We've added small flower clips glued to bobby pins instead of regular hair clips because we didn't want to hide any of the weaving.   

2 comments:

Curly Hairdo Ideas said...

SOOOO cute! I love the woven look - and the 4 strand braids :) Very very cool!
~Karli
www.curlyhairdoideas.com

Jill said...

Beautiful!