Criss Cross French Braids (AA, Day 4)

Today we are going to be trying some double criss cross corn rows! And I have to say, this is one of my favorite so far. *Even though it took a good 50 minutes!!* Some of that was figuring out what I was going to do though, so it may take you a little less time.

Does anyone remember this x braid we tried last June? Doubtful, since we had like 5 people looking at our blog back then, LOL. It's pretty much the same concept, just taken up a notch.

This is a bad angle, it's hard to tell what's going on. But, split the hair in half like you're making pigtails. Put one side in a pigtail just to keep it out of the way for now. Then, make 6 sections on the other side (like the picture) and put each section in a fairly loose covered elastic. (You're going to want to use something you can easily yank out with one hand later.)

Starting on the front section closest to the center part, start inside-out french braiding diagonally over to the middle outside section. Yank out the scrunchy and continue with the french braid over to the bottom middle section. (When you go across the parts you'll need to do a small section of a regular braid until you have more hair to add in with the french braid.)

Same thing, just opposite direction. Braid all the leftover sections and you're halfway done!

Now you can take out the pigtail, make six more sections and finish the other side the same way.I don't care if you're white, black, brown, yellow, or green. This looks pretty cool if you ask me! Just make sure you have a movie for the daughter and some chocolate for the mom before starting. We ate a whole bag of m&m's while doing this....oops!
I did another version of this one with elastic braids too. It looked great, but was a pain in the bum to take out when we were done. BUT, if you don't know how to french braid, that's an option. (I would suggest just cutting out the elastics when you're done instead of trying to save them if you go that route.)
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21 comments:

  1. I remember it!!! Only because I have looked through almost all your hair-dos!!! I love this one. It is truly amazing. I would try it out but my french braid is just barely starting to get good, so maybe i'll try it one day! But I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! :)

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  2. I just wanted to tell you I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your AA hair segment! I have 3 girls blond as blond gets but they are loving all these fun new hair do's and braids! We hope you keep doing AA ones!

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  3. this is another great hairstyle.. I also cut the elastic braids when its time to take out the braids, its easier on her and on me,lol...

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  4. LOL! I just did the x braid on my daughter last week, but I couldn't remember where I saw it, or what it was called, so we ended up calling it criss cross. Funny... that's what you called this one. :-) I ♥ it! I can't wait to do this on her, but I think we'll just do it once in the middle instead of twice since she doesn't have as much hair. Thanks!

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  5. You have way too much time on your hands--- just kidding! I love this though. Very fun!

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  6. Amazing! Love that you ate a whole bag of M&M's too! :) Ah, bonding over chocolate - is there anything better! Haha

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  7. Oh my gosh! I love this one, this may require 3-4 breaks for her though :)
    I finally saw Beverly Hill Chichuahua and the minute I saw her hair I thought yes! I've gotta do it!
    Thanks for making it easy for us to follow, if I didn't find your page Catie would still be running around with a simple ponytail..

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  8. I also wanted to say your page is the ONLY page Hubby doesn't have fit over me spending hours on♥

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  9. I have really enjoyed reading your AA series, this last one is so cute I love it ! But Im going to try the third one on my little girl her hair is short so it might work !

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  10. SO COOL! I really want to try this on my girls. You are so amazing to keep coming up with new stuff. Part of the fun of viewing your blog is to see what you and the princess will do next. Thanks..I enjoy it so much!

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  11. Very cute!! I have to wait for my daughter's hair to grow for this one... I don't think the little girl I baby-sit will want to sit for that long!! Maybe I will get someone to try it on my hair!!

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  12. okay, that is wicked awesome!

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  13. This has to be one of the coolest styles I have seen. I stink at my inside out braids. I think I have done it the other way so long that I got used to it.
    I wish so bad I could do this.

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  14. Wow That is amazing! I'm calling my daughter right now to come look at the screen and see if she'll sit still that long.
    *Hugs*

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  15. I wish I could master the inside out french braid because I love this!!!!!

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  16. I was just thinking of doing an X braid the other day. I'm so glad to see this so I can try it. I'm thinking I'll just do one X though since my little one is just turning 3 in a couple weeks. She will sit still for 30 minutes: TOPS, but I can't complain. We've tried lots of your hair styles, and I love this AA segment you are doing now. The teachers at Mother's Day out are always impressed. I sent her once with just a headband, no hairstyle from your blog, and she came back with her hair french braided. I think maybe they are impressed she sits still and wanted to try it too. Daddy took her that day, so maybe they thought he did her hair, and she needed her normal "priness do" I don't know. lol :)

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  17. It turned out so cute! I love this hairdo! I'll definitely have to try this one.

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  18. this isn't new.....we have been braiding "our kids" hair like this forever...

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  19. LOVE THIS!!! I am going to try this with corn rows instead of French Braids. (My French Braiding skills are well....nonexistant.) Love your blog!

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  20. Lets face it ladies, cornrows look good on all African Americans, (not all can pull these off) but this hairstyle would look good on any race.

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