Waterfall Braids

Waterfall braid via DIY Mom

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:

Waterfall Braid -- It works a little differently on thin hair, but it still works! {OneCreativeMommy.com}

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.

Waterfall Braid -- It works a little differently on thin hair, but it still works! {OneCreativeMommy.com}

Boo loves to be photographed.  Since it’s impossible to take a bad picture of her, it was much easier to capture her braids!

Waterfall Braid -- It works a little differently on thin hair, but it still works! {OneCreativeMommy.com}

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!)


  1. Thanks so much for the feature! I think you did a great job on your girls hair!

  2. Your daughter is so cute! You did a great job with her braids! I tried these one time and they turned out pretty good. I think I would like to try the double braid next time I feel brave. Thanks for linking up!

  3. This brings back such sweet memories I have of doing my girl’s hair when they were so very young. I loved braiding it and would have loved doing this. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays:)
    PS Your models are just adorable:)

  4. omg i have to do this I’m 12 and in 7th grade and love this site I’m going to make sure everyone sees this and Heidi Fowler is all u will hear in the Troup Middle School LOL :D

  5. Hi love to try it looks fun but I don’t know

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