Sometimes I get really burned out on doing hair. I get tired of being creative. I even "dread" an upcoming hair style change, strictly due to the amount of time I know it will take me. So, I have a few styles that I return to regularly when I am feeling that way. They are quick and easy and look great EVERY time! One of my absolute favorites you may have seen before. These pics are in our Cornrow album:
And if you look at the video in our sidebar-------> you will see a back-of-the-head shot similar to the one above but all of the braids come into a ponytail instead of pigtails.
Why do I love this style? It is only 8 cornrows. Anyway you look at it, that is just way faster to put in than 16 or 20 cornrows or 50 box braids, you get the picture! Also, I have just always loved the way this looks from the front. Instead of having the cornrows going straight back from the hairline, they all start at a center point in the front.
I'm not going to lie. Winter is not my favorite time of year. I seem to lose creativity, enthusiasm, excitement, motivation, etc. during these cold, dreary months. The great news is that the beautiful and lovely PUFF has brought me great cheer this week! I decided to pull out this tried and true favorite style but give it a new kick with puffs!
The day before I had removed V's previous style, washed her hair, and gave her these cute braided pigtails for church that night.
You can't see the front of her hair, but I had also put two cornrows in the front where her "bangs" are.
Since her hair was clean and ready to go, and also parted down the center, I was ready to get started the next day! Starting on the right side, I made a diagonal part from the center of her forehead to her neck dividing that side of her head in half. (now you can see the cornrowed bangs)
Then beginning with the section closest to her ear, I split the section in half AGAIN and put in the first cornrow.
Then I took the remaining hair and put in our second cornrow.
Moving on two the second half (of the right side of her head) I again split it in two and put in two more cornrows. Now the right side of her head has 4 total cornrows. (not including the bangs)
You can see that I used ponytail holders at the base of her neck to hold the cornrows. I did NOT braid all the way to the ends as I usually would do.
Next I moved to the left side of her head and repeated the process. So we now have 4 cornrows on the left side - for our grand total of 8 cornrows!
Lastly, I gathered the ends of the 4 braids on the right and wrapped another ponytail holder over top of the existing ones. Did the same on the left. Then I spritzed and scrunched the ends of her hair and WAH LAH - darling puffs!
For a finishing touch I added a few beads to the two cornrows in the front.
V had asked if we were going to do beads with the new style. She starts to miss them if I have to many styles in a row without beads. Happily, these two braids in the front were enough to satisfy her request! She loves puffs as much as I do!
Do you know what else is exciting about this style? As quick as it is to put in, it is even FASTER to take out! Oh happy day! The down side to these bigger braids is that they don't look nice for as long, so I am hoping to get 3 weeks out of this style.
Do you have any styles that you revert back to over and over again when a lack of inspiration or enthusiasm over takes you?