Are you good at doing girls’ hair? I’m not. And I have 4 girls!
Remember me? I’m the unobservant one. The one who rarely even notices if you got a hair cut. But, somehow, I’m supposed to notice if my girls need their hair done, right? Oh…actually, I do notice. It’s after we got somewhere with their hair a mess and I realize…..”oh no, I meant to brush their hair!”. Yeah, I’m a dork like that. Thankfully, we normally have a brush in the car.
Today, my 12 year old daughter and I went and got our hair cut. (I have to schedule it for every 8 weeks, otherwise I’ll forget about it and not notice until my hair looks like a shaggy mess.) My daughter is getting to the age where she wants to look more grown up, but doesn’t have a very good teacher (ahem….me) to teach her how to do her hair. I decided to ask Donna, our awesome hair dresser, to help us out a little. She showed her ways to curl her hair and use the flat iron and that made us both happy! Plus, we got to walk out of the beauty shop with our hair all fixed….feeling pretty special.
After we got home, my 12 year old daughter decided it would be really neat to be able to do hair. Especially braids and up-do’s. She remembered reading a blog that showed how to do hair and so we decided to start digging for some ideas. We finally landed on You Tube. Oh yeah….the mother load of hair possibilities!
Here are a couple of the ones we tried:
I have never, ever been able to do a french braid before and I actually did a pretty good one tonight! Yay! I still need some practice, but I’m so thrilled that I can learn how to do it and not be intimidated by it any more. It always felt so unattainable before.
This one is a waterfall braid. I was successful at doing it on the first try. It looks confusing at first, but once you start in on it, you’ll get the idea.
We also tried the Sideways French Twist.
We’ll definitely need some practice with these, but….I’m glad to have a daughter who is determined to learn some of them!