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Back to School

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Taas on se aika, kun lettien tekoon ei ole aikaa milloin vaan, vaan hiukset on laitettava kestäville leteille aamupalapöydässä kello 7.

Tässä muutama helppo ja nopea idea, joilla pääset koulukampausten rytmiin. Lisää ideoita löytyy mun Instagramista, Facebookista ja arkiaamuisin laitan epäonnistuneetkin versiot snap chatiin.

Tuplaletti 

Tähän kampaukseen ei tarvita muuta taitoa, kuin kolmella osiolla letittämisen. Kasvojen ympärillä olevat hiukset letitetään pikkuleteille, jotta ne eivät päivän aikana repsahtaisi kasvoille.

 

koululetti ohje, helppo letti-idea

  1. Tee jakauksen isommalle puolelle kaksi pientä lettiä.
  2. Tee jakauksen pienemmälle puolelle yksi pieni letti.
  3. Jaa loput hiukset kahtia ja tuo oikealla oleva pikkuletti yhteen vasemman puoliskon kanssa.
  4. Letitä kolmella osiolla hiusten latvaan asti.
  5. Tuo vasemman puolen pikkuletit yhteen oikean puolen hiusten kanssa.
  6. Letitä kolmella osiolla
  7. Viimeistele letti: “lätytä” se paksumman näköiseksi vetelemällä letin silmukoita löysemmiksi, sido kaksi lettiä latvasta yhteen, ja kiinnitä halutessasi ylhäältä yhteen pinnillä.

Letitettyjä ponnareita

Ponnarit ja saparot voi koristella nopeasti ja helposti esim pikkuleteillä, nauhalla tai hiuslenkeillä.

Ensin nopea kouluaamun letti pikkuleteillä, tähänkin tarvitaan vain kolmiosaisen letityksen taito. Neljällä osiolla letitetty nauhaletti on hieman haastavampi, mutta parin harjoituskerran jälkeen nopea ja kaunis, siihen ohjeet löytyvät Letille-kirjasta (s. 35). Käänteinen läpivetoletti on superkestävä ja hiuslenkit voi valita asuun sopiviksi (tai asun hiuslenkkeihin sopivaksi.

 

quick school morning braid 4 strand ribbon braid Reverse pull-through braid

Vanha kunnon ranskanletti

Ranskanletillä saa lyhyetkin hiukset kiinni. Jos kaipaat vielä harjoitusta, niin tästä löytyy ohje: Ranskalainen letti.

french braid for beginners

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IN ENGLISH:

So it’s time for back-to-school braids. Here are a few ideas for quick and easy school hairstyles. More ideas in my Instagrami, Facebook and I put even the not so perfect styles in my snap chat on school morning.

Double braid

You only need to know how to braid with three strands to be able to do this style. The micro braids hold all the hair around the face, so it lasts all day.

koululetti ohje, helppo letti-idea

Braided ponytails

It’s quite quick to decorate ponytails and pigtails with micro braids, ribbon or hair elastics.

The first one – quick school morning braid – is quick for anyone who can braid with three strands. The second, a 4-strand ribbon braid is slightly more complicated, but once you get the hang of it, its super fast and pretty (I’ve got a tutorial in my Letille-book for this). The reverse pull through braid is really durable and you can match your outfit and the colour of the hair elastics.

quick school morning braid 4 strand ribbon braid Reverse pull-through braid

The good old french braid

French braids are perfect for any length of hair. If you need some practise, here’s a tutorial for beginners: French braid.

french braid for beginners

 

Back to school hairdos – one easy, another more difficult

Less than one week now till the start of school, so here is another set of back to school hairstyles.

All “half-up-dos” are good for school, as they keep hair out of the face. They also last for a couple of days easily. If you use them for very long hair, and want the hairdo to last over night, it’s best to make a loose braid with the rest of the hair for sleeping, to prevent it from tangling. That also gives nice waves when you open the braid in the morning.

Today, I did two lace braids in the front for my first-grader-to-be. This is an easy to make half-up-do, and OK for shorter or thinner hair as well. Took me about 5 minutes to make:

two lace braids at the frontI made a ponytail at the back to hold a bit over half of her hair out of the way. Next, I used her natural parting and started with the right (longer) side braid. I lace braided by adding hair from the left side only, making a braid very near her face. Then I lace braided the shorter left side braid by adding hair from the right side only. Finally, I undid the ponytail, which was holding back the rest of the hair.

For my older daughter, I made a bit more complicated variation, with little lace braids :

little lace braids half-up-dolittle lace braids half up hairdoThe hardest part here is to divide the hair before braiding, but after that, it isn’t too difficult to make 4 little lace braids on the right and 3 on the left.

This one is great for thick hair. I haven’t made this before, but from similar hairdos, I predict it will last really well for several days, as long as we keep brushing the hair at the back, and tying it back for sleeping.

 

Back to school hairdos

Ten days to go till the start of school, so we are trying some back to school hairstyles.

With a first-grader and a fourth-grader, I have two criteria for a good school hairdo:

. You need to be able to do it the night before. At least until we get used to getting up early again, there is no way I’ll have time to do hair in the morning!

2. The hair needs to keep out of the face, and out of paint, glue, food etc.

So, what always works well, is two basic french braids. They will keep over night, the hair is completely out of the way, and normally the braids don’t get undone in play or sports. 

To make it pretty, I like to do the two french braids a bit asymmetrical, following the girls’ natural parting instead of parting the hair down the middle:

two french braids two french braids, asymmetrical parting

When my oldest girl started school, she always lost the elastic bands in the end of the braids. The solution is to make the two french braids very near the parting, and tying them up high (below, left). That’s also nice just for a change.

Another variation is to braid the two french braids far from each other, near the face (below, right).

 two french braids near the middle parting two french braids near the face

So, if you just learn to do the simple french braid, you already have quite a few different hairdos to play with!