A few special requests were made (like 2 months ago) for this little how-de-to-do, it’s just taken me far too long to finally get my butt in gear and post it. Without further adieu, here is one of our favorite little hair styles: The Little Girl (get this hair outta my eyes) Bang Braid. Sometimes a little clip just slips way to easily out of her healthy fine hair, and I’m trying not to cut her bangs - we call this the-get-this-hair-outta-my-eyes-bang-braid, because it works like an adorable charm.
ALL YOU NEED: A fine toothed comb and a small elastic (I buy teeny tiny rubber hair elastics).
In case our images were a bit confusing.
Using a wet comb, part her bangs and comb them into your hand – brushing the rest of her hair back and away. I find the wet comb gets her hair just wet enough to make braiding much easier.
With a small portion of hair (closest to the side part), begin one normal braid row. Cross the rightmost piece across and into the center, then the leftmost piece into the center. The beginnings of a normal braid.
On the next braid row, add some hair from the right side of her bangs (the portion you parted to the front) and add that to the rightmost strand, now cross this to the center. Try to keep everything taught but not “OUCH that hurts” tight.
Next add some hair from the left side (for me it was a small amount of hair close to her forehead) to the leftmost strand, cross this to the center.
Continue adding pieces with each right and left strand until you reach a a point where there are no more bangs to add.
Finish braiding regularly, then add a tiny elastic to secure the whole thing. Donezo!!
We tried to do a little video, and a few more photos – but that was pushing it, Harlow likes to sit and get her hair done but asking to do it two times? No way Jose! Since this is essentially a basic french braid, if you need a bit more explanation this site has a great step-by-step for french braiding.
There are a few different types of bang braids alll are adorable, in our “getting her hair out of her eyes” experience this basic one works best and lasts the longest. Practice on one of her dolls (or maybe the husband? ha!) first – that way you can be a super fast bang braiding pro, since little girlies don’t always like to sit still for that long.
If you end up braiding your little ones bangs (or already do!), share a link below – I’d love to see how adorable it is!
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