Kategoria: Daddy dos

nopeat ja helpot letitetyt saparot

Supernopeat letit, vaikka vappujuhliin

Tässä hauska tapa saada ihan tavallisista letitetyistä saparoista hieman erilaiset. Kampauksen vaikein vaihe on jakauksenteko, loput käykin parissa minuutissa. Videosta näkyykin, että tämän kampauksen voi tehdä jopa liikkuvalle 4-vuotiaalle! Saparot on myös helppo tehdä, vaikka pullapitkopalmikko olisi ainut letti, jonka osaat.

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Vaihtelua ja lisäideoita näihin letteihin saa esimerkiksi nauhalla, tai käyttämällä samaa tekniikkaa eri osiin kampausta. Alla olen yhdistänyt epätasaiset saparot ensin ranskalaisiin letteihin, sitten olen tehnyt saparot vain osasta hiuksia ja viimeistellyt kampauksen lettinutturoilla. Viimeisessä letissä saparoihin on lisätty pienet rusetit.


vappu letit



Here’s a super quick way to make normal braided pigtails a bit more interesting. The most difficult part of this style is parting the hair, the rest will only take a few minutes. As you can see in the video: this is doable even on a moving toddler! These pigtails are easy even if you only know how to do a basic braid.

You can vary the style by adding ribbon or by using the braid as part of a hairstyle. In the first picture below, I have finished two french braids with uneven pigtails. In the second picture, we did the pigtails with just part of the hair and finished with braided buns. And in the last picture, we added little bows to finish the look.

vappu letit


ranskalainen letti, vetoletti, puoliranskalainen

Lettikurssi isille!

Kaikki kuvassa olevat letit ovat mieheni tekemiä ja suunnittelemia. Meidän perheessä ei muut, kuin minä, saa kovinkaan usein mahdollisuutta letittää, joten nämä on opittu melko vähällä harjoittelulla.

ranskalainen letti, vetoletti, puoliranskalainen

Lettikuvia koneelta selatessani, ja näihin “isin-letteihin” törmätessäni, muistin idean, joka minulla on ollut jo pitkään: lettikurssi isille!

Aloin heti suunnitella ja nyt verkkokaupastani löytyy siis muiden lettikurssien lisäksi erityisesti isille suunnattu lettikurssi. Eli jos olet pitkähköhiuksisen tytön isä, ja haluat oppia uuden taidon, jolla saat taatusti sekä tytön iloiseksi, äidin yllätettyä että ohikulkijoidet päät käännettyä: now is your chance!

Tokihan isät ja muut miehet ovat tervetulleita kaikille lettikursseilleni, mutta tällä kurssilla aloitamme ihan alusta: keskitymme perusletteihin, helppoihin, mutta näyttäviin letteihin ja letitystekniikkaan.

Isien lettikurssille voit tulla tyttären kanssa viettämään kivaa sunnuntai-iltapäivää; ties vaikka saisitte letittämisestä uuden yhteisen harrastuksen.

Kurssi pidetään 3.5. Helsingin keskustassa. Lisää infoa verkkokaupastani.


In English:

All the braids in the picture were done and designed by my husband. I came across these as I was going through braid pictures on the computer and it reminded me of an idea I’ve had for quite some time: a braiding course for dads!

ranskalainen letti, vetoletti, puoliranskalainen

Now you can find a course especially for dads in my online store. If you live near Helsinki, and would be interested, please e-mail (jennishairdays@yahoo.com) or comment below for more info, as the online store is in Finnish.

Memories of the Carribbean

We are finally settling in our new home in Finland. I didn’t have a chance to blog while we were travelling, as I only had my mobile… My Instagram followers have seen more than enough of my ”travel braids” as I posted at least one braid from each country we went to. So now for those, who are not on Instagram: I’ll show you a few favourites from our Carribean trip.

First, we went to Jamaica. It was amazing. We all agree that out of all the countries we went to, Jamaica was our favourite. The people we super nice, food was good, atmosphere, music, weather, the sea… everything.

There were braiders everywhere! And so many amazing braids! When we first got out the plane, my 5-year old said ”mummy, everyone here has much nicer braids than what you make!”… So, I took it as a challenge, and this was the first morning in Jamaica:

Interlocking french braids, french braid feather braid combo

I got so many compliments for this and other braids throughout the 2 weeks in Jamaica, I even got job offers from the local braid-salons! Really felt that my work was appreciated in Jamaica 🙂

Next, we went on a Caribbean cruise visiting six of the Eastern Caribbean Islands. On each island we did a little trip to a beach, did some snorkeling or just relaxed and went swimming. The braids were always destroyed in the end of the day from all the seawater, so perfect excuse to do new braids every day. Here are some of my favourites (snake braid in St. Kitts, rope braid in Antigua and fishtail-french braid in St. Lucia):
Snake braid on a beach in St. Kitts rope lace braid into rope braid ponytail french feather braids into a fishtail braid

After the cruise we went to Mexico, where I’ve always wanted to visit. It was really interesting with all the history, Mayan ruins etc. and of course Mexican food, one of my favourite cuisines!

Again, we swam a lot, so needed to re-do the braids all the time. I was trying to decide which photo to put here, and then found this:
french braid

This braid was done by my husband. He was complaining he never gets any braiding practice anymore, as I always do the hair! So he came up with this braid, which I thought was beautiful!!

But that’s enough from our holiday (I might do another post with a bit more, but if I add it here it will be too long!)… I hope I’m better at blogging regularly now that we finally have a home again!



Can you see the difference?

Can you guess which one of these braids was done by mum and which one by dad? If not, I think this is a perfect ”daddy-do”.

two half up pull-up braids


Me and my husband did the same braid on two of our daughters… Apart from one having thicker hair than the other, I don’t think there is much difference between them.

To make this, you just take three strands of hair from the front, do a normal braid with those strands (right to middle, left to middle and so on). When you have braided the hair till the end, get a good hold of one of the strands and pull the rest of the braid upwards, adjust a bit to make it even, and finally secure with an elastic.

I love this braid as it is simple, but always gets compliments for being a bit different.


Beach hair -3

This hairdo would look beautiful on anyone with long hair. And this is another easy one to do. I’ve done these three overlapping little braids on my two oldest girls several times and I love the way the different shades of their hair become visible in this hairdo. Here are a few different versions:

Beach hair, textured braids three overlapping braids

three half up braids overlappingYou can make this hairdo by following a few simple steps:

. Take some hair from the top of the head, divide into 3 strands (one thinner than the other two), and braid the three strands.

2. Take some hair from both sides of the first little braid, pull them to the right of the original braid, divide into 3, and braid.

3. Take some hair from both sides again, pull them to the left of the first braid, divide into 3 and braid.

If you want to keep it very simple, just braid even sized strands instead of one thinner than the other two.

three overlapping braids after couple of days

This hairstyle stays easily for a day or two. It gets a bit messy, but I think it looks like it’s supposed to. This photo is after a day of swimming and playing and two nights of sleep:

Beach hair -2

six flip half pony tail

This ”six flip half ponytail” is very easy to make, easy enough for dads to do! And it works well as a beach hairdo, although I had to tie it into a ponytail when my daughter was jumping into the pool, climbing out and jumping in again.

It’s very simple to make, but complicated to explain, so I took some step-by-step pictures:

six flip half ponytail tutorial

First, take some hair from the front and tie it in a ”half-up-ponytail”. Then tie another hair band 4 or 5 cm down.

Next, make a hole between the two hair bands and pull the rest of the ponytail through it.

Then tie another hair band 4 or 5 cm down, make a hole between the two last hair bands, pull the rest of the ponytail through, and repeat until you have only little bit of hair left.

six flip ponytail after swimming

The hairdo lasts well: here is an ”after photo”, taken after a lot of swimming (and two nights’ sleep). The only downside was taking out the rubber bands after having sand and sun-lotion in the hair.


This morning my husband did all the girls’ hair:



Not really something every dad can do, but encouragement to those of you who think you can’t do hair!

I’ll do a post on easier daddy-hairdos at some point, but for now, I just wanted to show you that anyone can learn to do beautiful braids!