Avainsana: bow braid

rosettes and a french braid

Kesäaamut

Koulujen loputtua ei kiire ole mihinkään hävinnyt, mutta aamuisin on rauhallisempaa! Meidän perheessä vain yksi viidestä on aamuihminen, joten kaikkien hermoja säästää se, ettei tarvitse olla kello 8:15 koululla. Kun ei tarvitse saada kolmea lasta ylös sängystä ja liikenteeseen, on voitu ottaa aamut hitaasti nautiskellen.

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Myös hiusten suhteen olemme loma-asenteella: joko innostutaan kokeilemaan jotain vaikeaa ja aikaavievää, josta ei ikinä kouluaamuna edes haaveiltaisi, tai sitten jätetään hiukset kokonaan auki, mitä ei myöskään ikuisen koulun ovea koristavan ”täitä liikkeellä”-kyltin vuoksi kouluaamuina tehtäisi.

Niistä auki jätetyistä hiuksista ei ole tullut otettua kuvaa, mutta tässä pari kesäaamun näpertelyn tuotetta:

 

rosettes and a french braid

 

Ylläolevat ruusut koristavat ihan tavallista ranskalaista lettiä. Alla taas kaksi hiusrusettia ja neliosaiset puoliranskalaiset letit:

hairbows and 4 strand lace braids

 

Kokeilin myös neliosaista silmukkalettiä nauhalla, johon vielä kaipaan aika paljon harjoitusta, nuo silmukkaletit ei vain koskaan onnistu! Ehkä pitäisi yrittää märkiin hiuksiin, tai kauhealla geelimäärällä!

4-strand loop braid with ribbon

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In English:

 

 

School is out, but we’re still busy… but at least the mornings are easier. We’ve got only one morning person in our family of five, so not having to be at the school at 8:15 has been quite a nice change.

We’ve been on a holiday mood with hair as well: either we try something time-consuming that we wouldn’t dream of on a school morning, or go the complete opposite… the whole school year there’s been a lice-warning sign on the school door, so I would never send the girls to school with their hair down, but now with the school out, they have had days without a knot, weave, bow or braid!

I haven’t caught the hair-down-days on camera, but above, are some of the opposite: things that we’ve tried when we’ve had as much time as we want in the mornings.

Five beautiful hairdos

Lace braid around the head into a french braidCouple of weeks ago I was staying at my sister’s and had the opportunity to try some of my favorite braids on her.

Adult hair can be challenging as well, my sister’s is quite slippery, and she is growing out her fringe, but at least she sits still when I do her hair.

The first one is a lace braid going around the head, and catching all the short hair at the front. After going around the whole head, I turned and french braided the rest of the hair from left to right.

The double starburst bun is probably my favorite braid at the moment. My sister and mum were taking my bigger girls to see the National Ballet, so she needed a beautiful hairstyle, and this seemed perfect:

double french french braid bun

Most of these (apart from the ballet hair) I made the night before, so that we didn’t need to get up too early in the morning to do hair. The braids lasted really well on her, much better than on a child!

Below left, is a kind of a ladder braid, which I’ve tried on my daughters before. I still think that it is very difficult on anyone else except my oldest daughter with super thick hair, but it worked out OK on my sister.

Below right is two spiral braids, which you can do on any hair (I have done this one successfully on thin and short hair). You start from the middle and lace braid around and around. On my sister’s hair do, I did two spirals and tied them back, so from the top it was a heart-shape.

ladder braid     spiral braids tied together at the back

french braids into lace braid bowBy the time my sister had walked around with nice hairdos for a week, people started suggesting hairdos for us to try… This was supposed to be two french braids from the top down and from the bottom up, tied together into a (non-braided) bow. Her hair was not long enough to make a simple non-braided bow, so I did two bow-shaped lace braids and twisted the ends of the braids around. It ended up looking quite a lot like a butterfly: