I’ve been wanting to learn the to create waterfall braids forever, but since I didn’t know what they were called, I couldn’t find directions. Thanks to Rachel at Adventures of a DIY Mom, I’ve got it all figured out! She linked three beautiful braid ideas to my One Creative Weekend Linky Party #2. All three involved the waterfall braid. I was hooked! Now the trick–how to get my tomboy to let me braid her hair . . .
All I had to do was let her scroll through the ideas on my linky party, and she asked me to try a braid on her! Miracle. Here’s how it turned out:
My kids have super-thin hair, so it doesn’t even look close to as cool as DIY Mom’s hairstyles, but I still like it. Now that I’m looking back at the tutorials, I can pretty much see what I did wrong, but I’m ready to try another day, and I’m ready to try the others, too. (Bear hates to be photographed. She graciously let me take pictures–as long as I didn’t get her face!)
Boo couldn’t be left out, so we had to try her hair too. If you are wondering if you can do this braid on kids with bangs . . . you can. I originally left her bangs down, but they were so uneven (from my cutting–not from the style), that I gave them a little twist and pinned them with bobby pins under the waterfall braid.
Boo loves to be photographed. Since it’s impossible to take a bad picture of her, it was much easier to capture her braids!
To learn how to do this (from an expert–not from me), be sure to visit Rachel’s blog for the tutorials. (Next time, I’ll try it on a diagonal like she does. I can’t wait!)