Twist, Twist........and Twist

Yikes, this looks kinda scary now that I'm looking at the pictures. It's really not that bad.......Although it did take me 35 minutes. (I timed myself.) So, put aside some time if you attempt this one.

I started with the part down the middle, (like you are making pigtails.) Then, I parted out the two front sections, parted those into 3 sections each, and added the elastics and a twisting braid in each one.

After that, you can start parting the next row. I tried to color each section to better explain this. The pink braids are going to go over to the green ones. (The pink braid closest to the middle part will go to the farthest green one. The furthest pink braid from the center part will go to the closest green one.)

Now, the blue braids will go over to the yellow braids. (The same way you did the first ones, except weave them over and under the braids that are already there.)
If you don't have the time to keep going, it would be cute if you stopped right here.

Or, if you want...................finish off the 3rd row the same way you did the top. (The green braids feeding the purple, and the yellow feeding the orange.)
I had a hard time deciding how to finish this. Too many options! I settled on putting a twisting braid in each section and leaving them hanging. Next time I might do some flippy piggies at the bottom.

You could do this with traditional braids if you wanted. But, in my opinion twisting braids are much faster and SO much easier to take out when you're done. Plus, they look so pretty!
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  1. That's great! So cute for summer. I love all the different color rubber bands too. Thanks for the great ideas.

  2. We did this one, with some modifications because K's hair doesn't really look good with twisty braids, so we did regular ones, and it was too short to go across the head, so I modified! I love it though! I wish she would have let me do something to finish it, so here's hoping!!

  3. man oh man oh man!!!!! that is wild!!!!

  4. I love the twisted braids! Very fun & grated for hot summer weather or swimming! Thanks!

  5. What an awesome hairstyle!! I love this blog-very cool! Now, I need the secret you use- to get my daughter to sit while I braid :)

  6. whew!! i judt finished doing this hairstyle to my daughter. and it took me actually 45 minutes to finish it all up! will post the pic in your fb page. :)