So after 5 1/2 weeks with V's second set of box braids I decided to take them out because it was one of those moments where I wanted her looking her best. We spent last weekend in Illinois visiting with family that we only see every couple of years. I needed to do something simple due to time restraints so I went with an old favorite, 8 large cornrows into a ponytail. Click the link to see the last time this style made a blog appearance. The difference this time is that I wanted to show off Miss V's big beautiful puff! So instead of braiding or twisting to the ends I only braided up to the ponytail and than banded off each cornrow. Which I then gathered into one ponytail holder for a GIANT puff! Gorgeous! This is a picture perfect moment.
Our second day in Illinois was a beach day. I was not keen on the idea of this much free hair playing at the beach. That is why I banded off each cornrow individually. It made it easy for me to go back and continue each cornrow into a hanging braid. It was a pretty fast process and looked cute. Also fun to be able to sort of show off 2 different styles in one weekend.
Now for the not so pretty part. These bigger cornrows are only meant to last a week - TOPS! V was pretty rough on them over the weekend, I had her wear a swim cap at the beach because I still have fears of sand and seaweed, but unfortunately I think putting the cap on and off can mess the hair up a bit. Then she had swimming lessons on Monday, where we have NOT been using caps. I am proud to say I am no longer afraid of water! On top of all that I have been super sick the last few days and she has not been getting her hair sprayed daily. So this is how V looks after a week of all that....