Wednesday, June 11, 2008
The Accessory Aisle: Headbands II
So last week I vowed to find a way to keep a headband in my lil' lady's hair. I've decided to try to weave it in place. Firefly's hair bob is just too short for me to try to weave something into it so I used Ruby's thick, wavy tresses instead. She's got the curly locks rather than the straight strands that this style would be more suited for, but here goes. You will need several elastics, based on the number of sections you'd like to make. We made 6 across the front. Instructions are below each photo.
2- Divide the front hair in half and get one side out of your way.
3- Separate each half into three sections that you secure close to the scalp with elastics.
4- Here are our 6 sections across the front.
5- Now place the headband in the hair. Split the front two ponies in half and cross your two front center pieces over each other forming an X.
6-Secure these X'ed ponies into an elastic. Use just a small section of hair from the crown. Secure it closely to the headband in order to hide it and to keep from having the "slide up lumps" when you tighten them.
NOTE: I should have used the elastics we have that match her hair color in order to avoid the stark contrast. You really want the pony elastics to not show.
7- Continue to divide, X, and secure from the middle out until you are left with one remaining outside tail at each ear.
9- Secure this section with an elastic at the nape of her neck.
Now go enjoy your day with your headband in place!