Saturday, March 17, 2012

Crossover cornrows with beads on short, natural hair

It's been awhile since I have posted actual hairstyles; mainly because we have been doing simple pigtails and such. Ally has been caring for her own hair (post coming soon), The Princess has been rocking pigtails and simple braided styles. Li'l Bit has really been sticking with afro puffs (which I love). and an all out afro...surprisingly, her favorite style as of late. As a matter of fact, this is what happened last week when she tried to 'make her own afro':

Yep, that comb is stuck in her head. I mean, wrapped around and twisted and all up IN there. :(

I did manage to get that comb out of there without too much damage, and without cutting it at all, but can you believe her hair was in twists before this happened? She woke up, took her hair cap off, and combed out her twists with that very small comb that had no business being used in her hair. So, after that, I made a deal with her: she could rock a 'fro every day if she wanted, but mommy would be the one to comb it out, and we would twist it every night and take it down every day. This satisfied her. :)

This week, she came to me with a bag of beads and the rat tail comb. Subtle, this child is not. But you have to love a girl who knows what she wants. So after co washing her hair with Herbal Essence's Hello Hydration conditioner (we co wash, rinse out completely, then apply more conditioner, and rinse out a little more than half of it. Then I blast her hair with a shot of cold-ish water to seal in the moisture.), here is the style I came out with:

Guess who those fingers belong to? lol.

Unfortunately, I was not able to get clear pictures of the back, (she barely stood still for these 3) but there are just 2 rows of braids going straight down her head. I used Shea Moisture's Curl Enhancing Smoothie for moisture and Kinky Curly's Curling Custard for hold. I am hoping to keep these in for 2 weeks, probably removing the beads after 4 or 5 days. Unfortunately, she has already lost quite a few beads; I am so afraid of damaging her ends I only wrap the rubber bands around 5 or 6 times. With braids this small, that's apparently not enough. And those snappy things just do not stay in her hair at all. Does anyone else have that problem?

I am working in reverse; tomorrow I will post the twisted  style she wore 2 weeks ago. Happy St Patrick's day everyone!!


  1. I love the style! Beautiful. Too cute how she tried to make her own fro!

  2. Adorable :) Lol @ her bring you alllll the supplies! The child knows what she wants...


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