Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pig Tail and Braid Style With Yarn

Here is a short and sweet post illustrating yet another way that you could use yarn in the hair which is simple enough for those who may not know how to cornrow yet intricate looking enough for a professional to use. 

I call this the traditional pig tails with braids and yarn. I used the yarn in a non-attached type of way which makes it look like the yarn in woven in via the same method you would put in extension hair. In actuality it is just simply looped around the base of the pony tail twice and then braided into the braid.

As you can see i simply created pig tails using butterfly ballies. THEN i cut two separate sections of yarn that each measured double the length of her hair. I folded the yarn in half and then i wrapped the middle part of the yarn around the base of her pig tail twice so that the loose end pieces were coming from the back of the pig tail. I then separated the braid into three sections and i added the left two pieces to the left section and added the right two pieces to the right section. the middle section contained just hair. I braided a regular three strand braid making sure the yarn was on the top of the braid as i braided so that it would show from the front of the braid and not be hidden. I did this until the ending of her hair and then i pony tailed it off and cut the longer pieces of yarn that hung passed the pony tail holder. I repeated this for the other pig tail.

In about 15 minutes the style was complete and the tiny splash of color that is never permanent is a fun staple in our house and always comes about in various ways. Diva R loves having "color" put into her hair and she thinks of it as dressing up or role playing :)

 We used our normal products when styling.The yarn i used is Red Heart 100% Acrylic Yarn the ONLY hair suitable yarn in my opinion.

Diva R's Mommy-Kim


La Shauna said...

Love this! I'm gonna do this on my daughter :)

Katherine Phillips said...

Beautiful!! ! I like the way you do the yarn in her hair.

KeeKeeAllNatural said...

I know your daughter had fun with this styles ;-)

LYGBC said...

Thank you ladies :) To me yarn is fun and age appropriate for little divas. We always have fun with different yarn styles and new ways of using yarn. <3