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!)