Baby Hairstyles - Criss Cross Ribbon French Braids
If you have followed this hair blog for any amount of time, you've probably noticed that we love adding ribbon to our hairstyles. Even an ordinary hairstyle or braid can become spectacular for a special occasion or holiday when ribbon is added! We have done many ribbon lacing hairstyles in the past on "The Princess" but haven't attempted anything like this on "The Pea" (up until now.)
I know some of you may be thinking "this is way too time consuming and my toddler would never hold still for that".....right? I can assure you that this toddler is quite normal and doesn't hold still either! Quite honestly, this only took about 5 minutes to complete. The braids are only a few inches long and the ribbon was sewn in with our plastic needle in 6 quick stitches. You'll notice that my braiding is far from perfect and the parts aren't straight. But I think it turned out super cute anyway!
If you're not sure how to sew in the ribbon, click here: Ribbon lacing hairstyle video.
I only used the hair on top of her head to make the braids, and pulled everything else into a side ponytail. You could leave the rest of her hair down if you want to (or if it's not quite long enough to get into a ponytail.)
We accomplished this hairstyle while "The Pea" was in her high chair eating and playing. I have found that it's easiest to get everything ready (elastics, ribbons, combs, water, etc.) before I start... and work quickly while she's distracted with toys or food! ;)