Around the Head French Braid

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Tonight is all about a hairstyle. I don’t have a link or a pin about this one. It was one of those pictures that circulate on Facebook. No link, just a picture. Tonight, after her bathtime, I bribed Chiara with Chicken-in-a-biscuit (crackers) to sit and let me play with her hair.

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Bribery always works on this little girl!

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She wasn’t 100% cooperative so this was a bit blurry! You start by pulling the hair into a ponytail at the crown if the head, leaving the edges of your hair down. Depending on your hair’s thickness, for instance if you have a 4 year old’s baby fine hair, you may need to have most of the hair in the ponytail.

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I started above her left ear and went up over the crown of her head. You take a small chunk of hair and separate it into two pieces and take the third piece from the ponytail.
After some playing around I discovered that it’s best to take more hair from outside the ponytail and smaller pieces from the ponytail. Otherwise you will run out of hair!

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You continue around the outside of your head. When you get to the underside of your head, it gets a little tricky. A clip may help, or you can flip the excess of the ponytail over the top of your head.

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As previously stated, it’s easy to run out of hair from the ponytail. Baby fine hair strikes again!
Once you reach the last of your ponytail hair, the easiest solution I found was to tuck the end of the hair under the braid and use some bobby pins to hold it in place.
All in all, I love the hairstyle, but I’ll wait till Chiara’s hair thickens up a little more. Or if someone with longer and thicker hair wants to volunteer……
Happy braiding!

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