Sunday, February 13, 2011

Woven Heart

This is another one of my favorites.  You will want to leave yourself a good 30-45 minutes for this style as well but it's worth the time! 
Begin by creating a small section in the front of the head, right in the middle, and secure it at the back with an elastic.  We've used some fun colored elastics to make the heart stand out a bit more.  Separate that into 3 equal sections and set the middle section aside.  Braid the outside two sections into their own braids and place a temporary clip at the bottom to hold them from unravelling. 
 Now part out two more sections (one on each side of your original section) and make sure they don't go as far back onto the head as the first.  Combine one of the braids from the first section into the new section and secure it with an elastic.  Do this on the other side as well.  Now unplate any remaining braid that is below the new elastics.  Separate the two new ponytails in half and leave one half hanging down while you braid the other half.
  Part out two more sections just below your previous ones and add your new braids into them, securing them with an elastic.  Unplate any remaining braids that is below the elastics.    Separate the two new ponytails in half and leave one half hanging down while you braid the other half.  Now gather the last bit of hair just above the ear and combine that with the braid and secure it with an elastic.  do this for the opposite side as well.   Unplate any remaining braids that is below the elastics.    Separate the two new ponytails in half and leave one half hanging down while you braid the other half.  You will want these braids to go to the ends of the hair and clip them with a temporary clip so they don't unravel.  Now pull all the little "halves" from the ponytails that you didn't braid out of the way while you comb the rest of the hair hanging down and put it into a low elastic. 
 Move back up to the hair from your very first section and divide it into two pieces.  Twist the piece on the right side and pull it across the head and add it to the left side braid with an elastic.  Now move down to the second elastic on the right side, twist that hair and pull it across the head and add to the braid on the left side with an elastic. 
 Do this with the hair from the remaining two elastics on the right side and be sure that you are adding them into the braid on the left side so that the braid is being lifted into the middle of the head.  Twist each strand of hair on the left side of the head and weave them through the right strand so that they can be added to the right braid.  It sounds so confusing to type so hopefully the pictures help out. 
Finish your heart by adding one final elastic to the bottom to combine the two braids.  Now take the elastic out of the low ponytail so that the rest of the hair is hanging down flat. 
 You can curl the ends like we've done here or just leave it straight.  

5 comments:

The Pingel Family said...

WOW! That is gorgeous! I wish I had your talent. But with Rachel it's hard enough just to get her to sit still long enough to do a pony tail lately!

Patty Ann said...

Oh, I wish my girls would let me do this one. They hate getting their hair fixed. They think it "hurts too much". Oh well, I can totally admire your work, and hope for grand-daughters that I can experiment on.

Julie said...

I do have to admit that it's much easier to do her hair now that she has a Leapster video game to play. :) She doesn't even notice what I'm doing because she's so involoved. (It's been awesome!)

Anonymous said...

I tried this hairstyle yesterday and for the first time it looks great =D But now ater one day when I opened it again it doesn´t look very well. Have you any idea what I can do with it now? Thank you =)

Julie said...

hmm, that's a tricky one. I don't know if this realyl has a "second day" option to it. You may just have to wet the hair to get rid of any braid kinks and start new with a different style.