Combo Braids, Pigtails

Summer Hairstyles that Stay Put ALL DAY LONG!

June 1, 2017

My kids are officially out of school and summer has begun…woohoo!  I love having my littles home with me 24/7.  Granted that some of them are older and playing with friends most days, but it’s still nice not having them gone at school every day!

My girls do NOT like to have their hair in their faces when they are out and playing, so I love coming up with fun and creative ways to keep it back and in place.  I especially like to find styles that are sure to stay put all day long!

Today big sis requested a side ponytail.  We had a bit of extra time, so I did this darling criss crossed braided style.

Supplies for Criss Crossed Braids into a Side Ponytail:

  • Rat Tail Comb
  • Brush
  • Spray Bottle with Water (optional)
  • Elastics
  • Ribbon

Steps for Criss Crossed Braids into a Side Ponytail:

  • ** NOTE…I started with damp hair.  This is totally optional, but I find it easier to do this style if the hair is a little damp, as it does keep the fly aways down and gives it a sleeker look.**
  • 1| Create a part on the left side of the head (or the right if that’s what you prefer).
  • 2| From the back of the part, make a part down to the ear.
  • 3| Divide that section of hair into 2 pieces horizontally (one section on top and one on bottom).
  • 4| Create a ponytail with a small elastic with both sections.
  • 5| Take another section of hair to the right of the first section and do the same thing: divide the section in half horizontally and create 2 ponytails.
  • 6| Repeat this 2 more times, so you have a total of 8 ponytails.
  • 7| With the last section on the right side, make a single ponytail.  This will be the side ponytail.
  • 8| Starting with the top left ponytail, the one closest to the left eye, make a braid and connect it with an elastic it to the right bottom ponytail right next to it.
  • 9| Take the bottom left ponytail and make a braid, then connect it with an elastic to the right top ponytail right next to it.
  • 10| Repeat this until you reach the side ponytail on the far right.
  • 11| Add a ribbon and make a braid out of the final ponytail to create the side braid.

For little sis, she wanted pigtails, per the norm ;).  She LOVES pigtails so much, which I totally don’t mind because pigtails on little girls are my favorite!  Today I did this darling Chevron style with braids and rope twists.  It super easy and, again, is sure to stay put all day long.

Supplies for the Chevron into Pigtails style:

  • Rat Tail Comb
  • Brush
  • Spray Bottle with Water (optional)
  • Elastics
  • Ribbon or Bow (optional)

Steps for the Chevron into Pigtails style:

  • ** NOTE…I started with damp hair.  This is totally optional, but I find it easier to do this style if the hair is a little damp, as it does keep the fly aways down and gives it a sleeker look.**
  • 1| With your comb, make a square part on the top of the head.
  • 2| Clip off or put an elastic in the hair that remains down so that it doesn’t get in the way.
  • 3| At the front of the square section, make a horizontal part about 1″ back from the front of the head and secure it in the middle with an elastic to create a small ponytail.
  • 4| Repeat the above step and create 2 more ponytails.  So you now have 3 ponytails.
  • 5| Take down the remaining hair and make a part down the middle of the head from the back of the square section to the nape of the neck.
  • 6| Secure each section with an elastic to create the 2 pigtails.
  • 7| Go to the 3 ponytails on the top of the head.  Split each section into 2 and do a braid in each section on the right and secure it to the ponytail on the right.
    • I typically do one braid and use a clip to hold it in place until the other 2 braids are done.  Then I secure them all together with one elastic to the ponytail.
  • 8| Do the same thing with the left half of each ponytail…braid each piece and secure it to the left ponytail.
  • 9| Add a ribbon or bow.

I hope that you try these styles out for yourself!  They are both fairly easy to do and so worth the time!  Enjoy recreating!!

I post new hairstyles DAILY on my Instagram and Facebook accounts.  Go check them out, and please tag me if you recreate any of the styles that I post.  I would LOVE to see your recreations!

 

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