Saturday, January 26, 2008


I'm so excited with Girlie's hair today. I did both the girls today. I have become extremely lax with them. I am not good with their hair, I am not good with hair period. Especially because sadly, at the age of 37 I think I have arthritis in my finger joints. I feel it after painting the house, and often while doing their hair. So, I've been content to keep it in one or two puffs, which is how Olivia likes it anyway, and as they will often pull out braids it's an easy way to do it. Anyway, today I braided both the girls and put beads in Girlie's hair!!! I've never done beads before and it looks so cute! To do them in Olivia's would take FOREVER. Her hair is so thick I would have to put a million little braids in, but Girlie has pretty thin hair and it went well. I'm praying she doesn't pull them out, so took pictures to capture the moment. I also made her a skull cap to wear at night to hopefully keep her fingers off and keep the style a bit longer. I took an old pair of kids tights, cut them off about 3 inches down the legs, tied the leg ends to make a knot, and voila! skull cap! She looked so cute and I just checked and it was still on, so far so good.

Here are the hair results, not great, but great for me...


Rebecca said...

You did such a good job!!! I usually have AA girls and when Stitch came I had a hard time doing her hair(she is caucasion)!! Something that was told to me to help with the thick hair is to blow dry it as soon as it was washed. Blow dry the hair as straight as possble (use clips to section the hair and just do one section at a time)and the hair will not be as thick. Then you can braid and bead it so much easier! Also you would not believe how long the hair really is!

Julie said...

I can't believe how long Girlie's hair is!!! Wow! G's hair is probably about 4 inches long- maybe 5- but I may try to blow it dry as rebecca suggested- That girlie has a lot of hair- I am jealous- and you did a great job- :)

Anna said...

We have always called these "dookie braids" and they were a frequent hair style for my daughter.

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