I'm already dreading the day when Ava comes to me with the "what's up with my hair" question. And it will inevitably happen. For the first year and a half of her life I neglected her hair completely. And to make it worse I couldn't bring myself to cut off her baby hair which had grown out to look like a horrible little rats tail. I KNOW! It's horrible!
Somewhere along the way I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't do that again. I started making an effort to do Ava's hair everyday and when Sadie came along I had no problem cutting the baby hair.
Now doing hair is part of our morning routine. We bath, get dressed, and then do hair. Sometimes, if I'm in a hurry, I admit Ava just gets a quick ponytail which often ends up looking like a total wreck by the end of the day. But most days I get to do something fun and cute. Now I want to share some of those ideas with you. So here is my first in hopefully many tutorials for doing your little girls hair. I could not for the life of me come up with a name for this so we'll just get right into the how:
You will need:
1 comb (I prefer the rat tail comb)
7-9 rubber bands
1 spray bottle of water (optl)
I find that it's easier to do my girl's hair when it's wet but since that isn't always possible I keep a spray bottle close by at all times.
Start off by making a small ponytail on the top center of your little girl's head.
Next make two more ponytails, one on each side. Start at the back corner of the center ponytail and make a straight part down to the front of the ear. Put that section in a rubber band and repeat on the other side.
Take the hair in the center ponytail and divide in half. Take the left half and combine it with the hair from the left ponytail. Secure in a rubber band. Repeat on the right side. Her hair should now look something like this:
At this point you can be finished. This is where I end with my one year old because her is too short to do anything more. With Ava I like to take it a step further. I you want to go further you can either put the pigtails in braids, ropes, or messy buns. Finish off with bows for some extra cuteness.
If your little girl fights you when it comes to doing hair my suggestions are as follows: put her in front of cartoons (seriously it helps so much!), ask her what she wants (ponytail, braids, pigtails, etc.) and be consistent! Do her hair everyday and it will be become part of her routine.
Look for more little girl styles in the weeks and months to come. And as always if you have any ideas you'd like to share email us. We'd love to hear from you.