26 Jun 2012
in Little Diva Tags: Child, Cute Girl's Hair, Hair, Squidge, Twists
This hairstyle looks amazing and is quite tough to get right. Well, it is for me anyway. I struggle to keep Squidge’s hair in that twist for any length of time, her hair is so fine and curly that it untwists itself really easily. Fortunately, there is the wonder of hair spray and spray-in conditioner. A light blend of the two tends to hold the stray hairs down and the twist in place.
With this style you need: hairbrush, a rat tail comb, a hair band and a bobby pin, patience…
- Brush the hair free from knots and tangles and then use the rat tail comb to divide the hair along the middle of the head. Don’t include the hair from the sides, just a section in the middle of the head that’s parallel to the ears.
- Clip this section out of the way
- Pull the rest of the hair back and twist it into a bun. If you need a great tutorial on how to do this go here. If you don’t have time to do that, my secret is to tie the hair into a pony, separate the hair into two strands, twist them in my hands until they start pulling inwards and then twist them around each other and the hairband until they make a perfect bun, and seal by tucking the ends into the hairband and using a bobby pin to hold them secure.
- Now take the hair you clipped away and brush it into one length and start twisting. Twist it in the direction you want to go!
- Twist it down past the ear to the bun you just made, wrap it around the bun and seal with another hairband and a bobby pin.
- Spritz with a dash of hairspray
- Ta da!!!
14 May 2012
in Little Diva Tags: Child, Cute Girl's Hair, Easy hairstyle, French braid, Hair, Plait, School, Twists
This cute girls hairstyle name had us giggling away like mad this morning. Well, I was giggling but when I played the song, Twist and Shout, to Squidge she soon got the joke. This is a very easy and cute hairstyle that’s perfect for manic Monday mornings. You don’t need longer than five minutes from start to finish and, yes, that includes the brushing out of tangles and swearing under your breath.
This particular girls hairdo was invented by us and is really just a bunch of cool hairstyles smashed together into one.
You’re going to need a rat tail comb, spray/water, a brush and a hairband.
Brush the hair out using a spray (or a spray-in conditioner or detangler) and then, using the rat tail comb, part the hair from the middle of the ear to about 1/4 up the head. If you look in the pic below, you can see how the hair is pulled up and away from the ear in two directions.
Do this on both sides of the head and brush the rest of the hair into a loose pony at the bottom. This just keeps it out of the way while you twist. Clip away the left side and start on the right. How tightly you want your twist, or how soon, is up to you. If you separate the strands close to the front, then your twist will start really early on. I preferred to create the illusion of pulled back hair here, so I just twisted the entire hank of hair into itself. Like this:
Ask your little one to hold the right strand and then twist the left. When they reach the middle, twist them around each other until you get down to your loose pony. Again, ask your little one to hold this while you separate the hair from the loose pony into three and start a French braid.
As you can see in the image the twisted hair disappears under the braid. To do this, just braid the hair to the neckline, ask your daughter to hold it, then take the twisted hair and slip it under the hair at the top of the French braid. Pull it down until you reach the three strands of your braid, blend it into one of the three strands, and complete the braid.
Ta da! Done. Easy as pie and lots of fun. Although there are points when you wish you had more arms…
08 May 2012
in Little Diva Tags: Cute Girl's Hair, Hair, Mommy, Squidge, Twists
I am still struggling with twisting hair. It is incredibly frustrating and yet it delivers such awesome results that I have to keep on trying to get it right. I mean, just look at this hairstyle! It’s so chic and gorgeous and Squidge just loved it. It is one of the best cute girls hairstyles in my repertoire now.
Again, I was inspired by Adopt a Do, but what she makes look easy I find really tough. I think that the reason I struggle is because (other than my two left hands) Squidge’s hair is so fine and tangly. It seems to untwist itself as fast as I twist it! Again, plenty of spray in conditioner and hairspray (I use the John Frieda one that isn’t sticky and awful) tends to fix the problem.
If your little one has the same kind of hair as Squidge, then this style is pretty much perfect. Once you have the hair twisting to your demands, it really does keep those tangles at bay. Although I have to confess that this particular cute girls hairstyle didn’t withstand the demands of school.
I really must start taking pics of how her hair looks at the end of the day so you can see how well each one copes! Happy hairdos!
24 Apr 2012
in Little Diva Tags: Child, Crazy Hair, Cute Girl's Hair, Mohawk, School, Squidge, Twists
This hairstyle is entirely the genius of Mindy over at Adopt a Do. There is no way I could ever be that creative with hair. It also comes with a great story so be prepared to read some when you get there.
I bet you’re staring at it in a combination of amazement and concern. Who could send their child to school like THAT I hear you ask. Well. I did. And The Husband DID ask. And halfway to school, Squidge took the entire thing out and ended up wearing an awful, terrible Daddy Pony Tail of Doom.
Apparently, said The Husband, people kept staring at her and it freaked her out. I felt awful!
However, this is, to me, still an awesome hairdo and it is so easy to make. Possibly save it for a special occasion that warrants such insanity though. I’m not going to tell you how to make it, Adopt a Do does it far better and with video.
17 Apr 2012
in Little Diva Tags: Child, Cute Girl's Hair, Mommy, Squidge, T, Twists
This cute girls hairstyle had me smitten from the start but it did take a bit of persuading to get Squidge on board. She didn’t think it was exciting enough. Fortunately some cuddles persuaded her to try it out and she patiently endured my spraying and fiddling.
You’ll need spray, a hairbrush, elastic bands, a rat tail comb and patience for this style. It is really easy but requires a little bit of patience and fiddling about. The problem I have is that I am incapable of parting hair. Yes. This is very true and very embarrassing.
Ever since I was a kid I failed to part my hair. I got away with it because my hair was huge, frizzy and impossible to tame. THEN the world of hair straighteners came along and I scraped by with a faintly straight stripe.
THEN some *(!”&(!*”& came up with the zigzag parting. Who did that? Why? What did I do to them? I have never been able to do it and can almost do one on Squidge.
So this particular do demands that you part the hair in straight lines so you can get this joozsh look. As you can see at the back, I failed. hahaha. You can see all the instructions on how to create these clever twists on Adopt a Do but the premise is quite simple.
Just use the rat tail comb to part the hair into two lines, one near the front of the head and one hear the middle. You are only using the hair in the middle of the head, not from the sides. Then take the hair in the front and divide it into two strands – one on the right and one on the left – and tie them in a knot. That’s it!
Get your child to hold the ends and repeat on the second section. Now you have two lovely little hair knots sitting in the centre of the head. Pull the rest of the hair back into a low pony, adding in the strands from the two knots, and tie.
And you’re done. Feel free to add in bows, flowers, and other such pretty stuff.
I think that in my series I am going to start showing you pics of how the hair looks when she gets home from school. You’ll be amazed at which ones survive and which ones are in complete disarray.
16 Apr 2012
in Little Diva Tags: Cute Girl's Hair, Mommy, School, Squidge, Twists
The cute girls hairstyle to launch the term was both simple and pretty and inspired by Mindy’s designs on Adopt a Do. This one is really easy to make and is a good way to start the term and get back into the habit of sitting still (Squidge and her Extremely Wriggly Bottom) and not screaming SIT STILL (Saffa mom and her mood vs coffee intake).
You’ll need to brush the hair until it is silky soft and knot free. One thing about having a little girl with curly, fine hair is the knots. If your daughter has this hair, then you’ll know exactly what I mean. I recommend the Vosene spray-in conditioner or detangler spray as they are anti lice AND good at helping remove and reduce knots. And no, I am not sponsored by Vosene…
The next thing you need for your cute hairstyle for your little girl is an elastic band and a rat tail comb. Using the rat tail comb, split away a neat sub section of hair on the left of the head – this is going to form your side plait. French braid this for about 1/3rds of the way along the head (you can do it for longer, it depends on how much of a braid rope you want) and then carry on plaiting until the end, close it off with a hairband.
Now scoop up the rest of the hair into a low side pony tail – pulling the braid you just did into this – and split it into three and braid. That’s it. You are basically pulling the side braid you created into a side pony and then plaiting this until the end. We ended our cute girls hairstyle with a minimalist black hairband for school but if you do this for fun or on weekends you can just bung in a bow.
And, hopefully, you’ll be better at it than I am. While I’ve been doing these since January, I am still rather crap. This I find hilarious…
12 Mar 2012
in Little Diva Tags: Cute Girl's Hair, School, Squidge, Twists
This hairdo was my very first invented one. Thanks to the tutorials on Adopt A Do and my practise doing Squidge’s hair every day since January, I was starting to get a little creative myself. This hairdo was also an invented cute girls hairstyle out of necessity – I was running too late to boot up the PC, go online and find a hairdo to make.
It was very easy to do as well. Here’s how you can make the Cute Side Twist Pony in under five minutes for a perfect school look without the stress.
Brush the hair and give it a spray with some water. I use the Vosene Detangler as this eases Squidge’s curly, knotty hair and protects against the dreaded nits. Once it is all long and shiny and ready to go, separate out a chunk on the left-hand side of her head (you can just as easily choose the right, your call!).
Take this chunk and separate it again into two evenly matched lengths and then twist these together. Don’t do them too tightly though, you don’t want them to turn upwards. The final twist should look like this:
Obviously you haven’t done the pony tail yet, unlike the pic, but you get the idea. Now scoop the rest of the hair, along with the length of twisted hair, into a side pony that favours the side you have the twist on – ours is on the left – and seal with the elastic. Then invert your pony and you’re done!
If you have never done an inverted pony before then here’s how.
Create the pony but don’t tie the elastic too tight. Then slip two fingers through the pony between the elastic and the head and pull the loop of the pony tail through the hole made by your fingers. Then tighten the elastic carefully and, if all has gone well and your child has thick hair, you won’t see the elastic and the hair will make a lovely loop.
29 Feb 2012
in Little Diva Tags: Child, Cute Girl's Hair, Mommy, Squidge, Twists
Today’s hairstyle was quite a challenge, especially with Squidge’s super curly hair. It took ages to get those bits of hair to twist, and stay twisted! However, she was just lovely and said to me at one point, “Mom, you know you’re getting cross with a piece of hair, right? You’re crazy…”
Well, if that isn’t telling me what’s what, then nothing is! We adapted the cute girl’s hairstyle from Adopt a Do to fit her curls and her short front ends. Sweet!