ok.. so ever since i saw these beautiful twist i wanted to do them. but i was torn. i really didn't want to spend that much time on a style i didn't know would work for A's hair. It took me a whole solid month before i decided if i'd do it or not. so today, on MY birthday *woot woot* i decided to do the mini twist! i'm glad i did because they look AWESOME. so now.. onto pictures.
i washed her hair with this
grabbed my tools
turned on nanny mcphee *because yes i copied nikki at bbb =)*
ignore the yucky fireplace
and then i got to work! it took me 2 movies and about 20 minutes extra to do her whole head. we took 4 potty breaks. she did really really great. we watched nanny mcphee and barbie a fairy secret and she didn't complain at all. i sprayed her ends with a water conditioner mix so they'd curl up. i don't know if hers will last a month like the link i posted up top but i hope we get at least 2 weeks out of these.
here's using the gel on a wet one and gel on a dry one. the wet one is obviously very shrunken
this is when i stretched them out
the twist looked a lot better when i did them on her dry hair with NO gel. she had plenty of conditioner in her hair so i really had no need for the gel at all. i did about 5 or so with the gel and quickly nixed that idea!
as you can see, she's very happy with them. that bow in her hair is her "special" as she calls it. it's actually not a bow meant for hair, it's a bowtie i made for her daddy. lol. she wanted to wear it so i wasn't trying to argue with her. if you have any questions let me know! i HIGHLY recommend you check out beads braids and beyond to see how she took them out and the different styles if you're thinking about doing them!