Due to popular demand (from my facebook buddies) I have decided to do a little hair tutorial on how I did this...
The items needed:
wide tooth comb
rat tail comb
(for babies and squirmy toddlers)
(for kids who can sit still and cleaner parts)
hair bands from Sally's Beauty Supply (available online or in stores)
(I have not found any other hairbands that can compare to this brand)
The flower clips are from Claire's. (available in stores only)
1. Spray the hair with detangler and comb out with a wide tooth comb.
2. Grab rat tail comb to start making parts.
3. First do a part from forehead to back of neck, separating the hair in a right side and a left side. (don't freak out.. I altered the images in photoshop to show which part to do first)
4. Make a part from ear to ear.
5. Do the first diagonal part.
6. Do the second diagonal part.
7. Now that you're done making the parts, it's time to put each section into a hair band, like making little pony tails.
You can either keep the hair like this, braid each section of hair (adding a second hair band at the bottom of each braid), or make zulu knots like I did in the top picture. I find the hairstyle stays together for the longest (2 weeks) when I put the hair sections into braids.
8. For making zulu knots, take each little pony tail and twist the hair tightly to form a little "knot". Secure the end of the hair by tucking it under the knot and adding a second hair band around the entire knot at the base.
9. Afterwards, you can add hair clips for decoration, like the flower clips I used. Just slide them in, just above the zulu knots.
10. Get someone to give you a back massage because you'll likely need it when you are done.
Tip: Sometimes if I don't feel like doing the entire hairstyle at once, I often make the parts and leave them in the pony tails stage. Then the next day I will style the pony tails.