I love trying out new hairstyles. I tried a waterfall braid found on makeit-loveit.com, it looked adorable. She referred to a video tutorial on sweetestbugbows.com which really helped me figure out the technique and it looked simple.
So, I decided to give it a try… I tried it on my self first and that worked out well.
It stayed in throughout the day and looked nice. It was quick and easy and looked pretty good even on my hair that came straight out of a messy bun. It would probably look even better if I straightened or curled my hair.
So I decided to try it out on my two little girls since it was touted as a little girls hairstyle. Well that did not go quite as well. It turned out OK on my four year old who has long thick hair but it did not last very long.
This hair style loosens very easily. By the time we got to church my four year old’s hair was a mess. It seems to last longer on longer thicker hair. The thinner and shorter your hair is the less likely you will have success in keeping this hair style in.
So when I tried it on my 2 year old; the beginning was falling out by the time I got to the end. It probably didn’t help that I was trying to braid a very active toddlers hair. Perhaps I could have gotten it tighter if she wasn’t wiggling so much.
I tried it several ways (with wet hair, with a little bit of Aloe Vera gel for texture, using smaller pieces of hair, and on dry hair). None with any luck. This style just wouldn’t stay put in my toddlers hair. The front looked cute but it still just fell out five seconds later.
But I would definitely recommend this hairstyle for long and thick hair (and maybe very long thinner hair). Once you have the process down it is a very quick and easy hairstyle to do and it looks adorable when it stays in 🙂