Quick and Easy Braided Pretzel

I haven't posted anything quick for awhile, and I know sometimes you just need something quick. So, I dug through my hair folder to see what I could find and came across this one: A 5-10 minute cute do!
Start with a regular old set of braided pigtails. We did a zig zag part on top which isn't necessary, but I like it this way.Take one of the braids, fold it in half and put the end back through the elastic at the top of the braid.Now take the other braid and bring it through the loop you just made with the first braid. The same way you did the first one, put the end of the braid back through the elastic at the top of the braid.It should look something like this. (If your daughter's hair is a little shorter, try making the braids closer together to give you a few more inches to work with.)To keep it from drooping, place the braids where you want them and pin with a couple of crossing bobby pins. (I only used 2 bobby pins and it held all day long.) If you look closely you can see where I pinned it, at the top, to the left of the part.Add some cute clips or bows. We got these "ribbon flowers" from "Kaytebug Boutique."

I didn't even curl the ends. Just added a little hairspray, fluffed them a little and let them sprout out freely! I wanted it kind of funky and messy looking. If the ends bug you, you could hide them or curl them. Just do whatever you like. This would also be cute made with twist braids. Or for a different look, up a little higher on her head.
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13 comments:

  1. Cute and simple...just the way I like it!

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  2. She has the most beautiful blue eyes I've ever seen! Cute hair to. I think I may actually be able to do this one.

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  3. Hi! Stopping by from SITS! I love those braids, very cute!! Love your header too :)

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  4. It's perfect! Cute and easy. I'm definitely doing this for summertime. Thanks!

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  5. YAY! I like doing some of the fancy hairstyles but it is nice to have some simple (yet adorable) do's. Thanks!!

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  6. thanks for the sweet and simple today, it came in handy this morning and looked great!

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  7. Just wanted to let you know that I've been following for awhile - I've put your button up my blog so people can see where I've gotten the ideas for my daughter's hair. Thanks so much for all the great ideas - and the instructions are fabulous. I have a question related to products - what do you recommend to keep the hair from looking flyaway once it's dry? And, how do you keep the curls in? Our "Easter basket" hair looked great until the curls fell out (I used hairspray while the curling iron was in) and the basket went all flyaway . . . Any suggestions would be appreciated!
    Barb

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  8. Barb, thanks for the compliments! I've heard that pomade really helps to keep flyaways down. Maybe run a little of that through her hair before you start. For the curls, I almost always use a flat iron instead of a curling iron on her hair. The curls seem to stay in a lot longer!!

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  9. love the zig zag part. I can NeVeR do that quite right on my girls and it drives me crazy!!!!!!

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  10. Did you know you're a genius? I work as a waitress and I've got really thick long hair. I get stuck in a lot of buns and pony tails because I have to have my hair up for my job.We have to wear work uniforms so the only originality I get to have is with my hair. Your hairstyles are so cute and you make them look so easy! I'm definitely going to try some to liven up my work.

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  11. Thank you for your comment on my blog :) I made the hair accessories myself with yoyos. :)
    I tried out this hairstyle as well last Friday, pics to be found here: http://mybusycraftlife.blogspot.com/2010/06/pretzel-hairstyle-and-after-work-drinks.html
    Of course I linked back to you :)
    Happy Sunday!
    MJ

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  12. Hey isnt this Tatum,Tatum Todd

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