You'll never understand the trials and tribulations of doing someone else's hair until you have a daughter. By the fussing, whines and cries, you would think that you were trying to pull out teeth. I don't know how hairdressers do it! I'm blessed that Peyton will sit and take hair combing like a champ. It may hurt me more than it hurts her because of the fact if I don't do it, she would be looking a mess. In case of an emergency, Mister is decent with her hair. He is notorious for his two puff style. It look a'ight. Besides two puffs or twists, I keep trying to find fresh styles that are easy to do on Peyton's hair. Her current favorite hair style is the donut bun aka ballerina bun. You only need just enough hair to cover the donut to make this happen.
Not all kids hair is built the same. Looking at social media, you would think all little brown girls had massive amounts of perfect curls that they can wear all day and look perfect. That isn't our reality. Peyton's hair is soft and dry. Even though we like to go au naturale, I like to have a go to style that will hold up for most of the day and still look fabulous.
In addition to your favorite moisturizer and edge control, you only need a few products. You can find all these items at Target or grocery store. I see donuts all over the place. Even the Dollar Tree had them. Make sure to use ouchless, fabric hair bands with no metal. They help to lessen tangles and breakage. I know I'm only showing a few hair pins but you will need a lot more than that. I think I use at least 15 pins for Peyton's donut bun.
2. Secure the ponytail with hair band or hair tie. Once you put the hair in a perfect pony tail, pull it through the donut.
3. After the hair is pulled through the donut, I split the hair into to sides, one towards the front and one towards the back. Do not worry about spreading the hair evenly over the donut.
4. Start with the front portion and comb hair over the donut and smooth under with the tail part of the rat tail comb. Again, you do not have to try and spread the hair over the donut, it will naturally cover the donut as you work your way around. Going clockwise, I smooth and tuck going around the donut. Think of it like you making a bed and tucking in the sheets. Add enough hair pins the first time around to hold it in place. Once you make it around once, go back and smooth a little more and add pins where needed.
What do you think? Will you give this a try? What is your go to style for your little girls?