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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!

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  1. Awesome! Can't wait to try it.

  2. Fun, I have never done this one! Good job lady. Keep it up!

  3. Thank you for the idea! We love the weaving too so I love this quick way of doing it!

  4. That is such a creative trick! Wow, is all I can say!

    BTW if you can't turn your flash off, you can always put your hand in front of it. Sometimes you still want a little light from the flash, but not the full flash, so put your hand halfway or 3/4 way over it. It work for me. It take a little experimenting.

  5. Love this! It's so cute, and wouldn't take very long. Plus, it doesn't use a ton of little elastics that take forever to cut out at the end of the day.

  6. Wow! Perfect for school mornings! I am going to try this on tomorrow!

  7. Awesome! Now if Sammys hair will grow faster! Why did I get it cut to begin with?

  8. So fun! I'm going to have to remember where I put my needle :)

  9. Okay, where (again) did you buy that??? LOVE IT!

  10. LOL- Love that--- I say lol because I am just so delighted and excited to give this a try.

  11. Leslie, Thank you for the tip with the flash. I'm going to try it!

    Kjjaco5, You can find the plastic needles in the craft section at Walmart.

  12. Tiffany *babes and kids* got me hooked on your site~
    Thank you for sharing all of your awesome ideas with us mom's. Having 3 girls ages 11, 9 & 8 can be challenging with hair sometimes YOU ROCK!

  13. OK I need to know where you got the needle. Love it!!

  14. Really, really COOL! Never thought of that! Keep the good stuff coming!

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  15. Fantastic! I'm still a bit intimidated, but it's worth a try!

    As always, thank you for sharing all your ideas!!! =)

  16. These are the cutest and most creative hairstyles I have ever seen. What a great hair blog.

  17. i have 4 teenage sons but i babysit a beautiful little girl with hair that she plans to donate so it's down to her waist. straight, long and i have no idea how to do a little girls hair. i was so happy to find this site! we do her hair every morning now, her mom even brings her here to get her hair done for ballet recitals and pictures :D
    thank you thank you thank you for all the great ideas and taking the time out of yours and your gorgeous princess's day to give such detailed instructions. you've been so much help!


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