Today I am going to introduce you to a new way of showing off my latest hair creations! I will still be making "how-to" videos from time to time, but some styles are just a variation of an old style and I believe that pictures and a few directions will do the trick!
This style is a variation on our Criss-Cross Cornrows. Just click on that if you would like to watch my video tutorials on how to do Criss-Cross Cornrows. They are the second and third videos on the page.
Since V's hair had been in the "pizza" pattern for the weekend, it was really easy to get started on this style. Anytime I am cornrowing into a ponytail I start by parting her head into four quarters and then breaking each quarter down into smaller "pie pieces." In this case, I left the ear to ear part constant, but I got rid of the forehead to neck part, and turned what had been 8 triangles into 6 triangles. Like this:
Hopefully you followed me on that first part! Now, each of these 6 triangles are going to contain 3 cornrows. One fat one and two skinny ones! The fat one will go down the middle and the two skinny ones are going to Criss-Cross over top of it. So, working with one section at a time, divide into 3 parts:
Hopefully you can see from that pic that the middle section is very wide and the two on the sides are not. Next you will do that big, fat, center cornrow:
Now, with the two side sections you need to divide them in half and pin the front half of one side and the back half of the other side out of your way. If you don't know what I am talking about, now is the time go watch that Criss-Cross Cornrow video!
After you pin the two parts out of your way you will start to cornrow the section nearest the hairline until you get to where you parted it in half. Now you need to just do a regular braid (quite a long section of regular braid in order to cross it all the way over that big fat cornrow!) until you reach the other side and continue your cornrow with the back half of that section. Then take out the pins and repeat with the leftover hair!
Now all you need to do is continue making these three cornrows in each of the other 5 triangle sections. I say "all you have to do," but don't be fooled, this took me 3.5 hours to finish! I never claimed to be fast! Here are the pictures of the finished style:
When I was spraying V's hair this morning she said "I love it when my hair is all curly!" I believe she was referring to the twists in the back that end in curls. I asked her what her favorite part of this style was and she said "All of it!" What a cutie pie! I think on Saturday we might take out the twists and do a twist out OR a big puff! I can't wait!