Sep 28, 2009

Fancy Woven Ponytail - Quick!

I think one of our all time favorite styles is this basket weave hairstyle. We love it, but let's get real. Something like that is probably not going to happen on a school morning! Here's a compromise, a quick little weaving trick to make a boring old ponytail or pigtail go from ordinary to extraordinary!

First make your basic ponytail, then get your plastic needle out for some quick weaving. (Really, this only takes a couple extra minutes.)

Man, I really wish I could figure out how to turn off the flash on our camera! Besides the unwanted flash, this is showing how to easily thread your hair onto the plastic needle. Start by putting both ends of a small piece of dental floss through the needle like this.....

Then take a small piece of hair from the underside of the ponytail and put it through the loop of the dental floss.
Pull on the ends of the floss and thread the hair right through the eye of the needle!

Now start "sewing" the hair around the ponytail...
I was able to go around the ponytail twice with one strand. If your daughter's hair is shorter, you may have to use 2 strands of hair and only go around once with each strand. Just make sure you go through the hair the opposite way on the second time around (over or under first) to create the woven look. You could go around as many times as you wanted, but I wanted this subtle, so we stuck with twice. Also, make sure you end with the strand underneath the pony.After you are done sewing, take another small piece of hair and wrap it around the elastic of the ponytail. Secure with one more clear elastic at the bottom of the wrapping to hold everything in place. I pushed the hair up out of the way so you could see the elastic in this picture. pigtailsWe did this with pigtails one day.....woven hairstyle
creative pigtails

special occasion ponytail And a ponytail the next.
fancy ponytail

A quick and different hairstyle for school mornings!