I was playing with the girls’ hair the other day, and came up with this side flower bun. Normally flower buns require bobby bins, which come off easily if swimming, running or playing… and we were going to the pool! So I thought of a way of avoiding bobby bins and still making the hairdo last:
To start with, I did a little side ponytail on the right side of my daughter’s head, leaving some hair loose on all sides of the ponytail. Next, I lace braided (french braid, but only picking up hair from the right side) the hair form left to right and under and around the little ponytail.
Then I opened the ponytail and lace braided around until I had picked up all the hair in the middle (about two circles)
I finished the braid by doing a normal braid.
Next, I tugged the braid through the middle of the ”flower”, and re-did the pink hairband as high as possible, so that it hides under the flower braid.
This hairdo lasted through swimming and she slept with it, and it still looked nice the next day. So I tried a variation with two flowers, or more like spirals, on the little sisters:
The younger girls have much thinner hair, so the braids didn’t look that much like flowers, so I added some spiral flower hairpins on the little one’s braids.
Even though they didn’t look like flowers, they still looked pretty, lasted long, and got lots of compliments from complete strangers