Saturday, April 2, 2011

Baby Hair Trials

So recently I went to the Amish Greenhouses in Windsor, Mo to buy flowers for the IHOP Mission Base. While I was there I saw a sweet little Amish baby girl playing in one of the greenhouses and I saw that her hair was braided into a piece of yarn. It was revolutionary to my world as a mom with a baby girl with very fine hair.
Poor little Kalei, she has such fine baby hair and yet I'm trying to let it grow out, but its in her eyes ALL THE TIME! She won't keep clips or barrettes in her hair, and its not long enough to pull into a pony tail.
This Amish hair trick was so amazingly cool, and very cute! So I thought I would try it.
Now I'm not quite sure how they got an eight month old to sit still long enough to let them French braid her super fine hair onto the yarn string, mine wouldn't sit still long enough for that, but this is what I came up with for my own version.
The yarn was helpful as a sort of extension and it also made for a thicker bit to work with as I twist her hair onto it as tightly as I could. The result.
Now I can see her sweet face, all of it!
How did I get her to sit still for so long you ask, there is a movie playing just out of sight - Talking Word Factory, love, love, love it, even all the cheesiness!
Now on to reality. Not sure if I used too fluffy of yarn or if her hair is just super slick, but the yarn stayed in all of 10 min.
Out of this failure, I came up with using the ouchless rubber band hair thingies and just pulling it to the side. The rubber grips her fine hair and gets it just enough to the side to keep it out of her eyes. 

If you can manage to get your little one to sit still while you french braid though, the braids are amazingly cute. 
Wish I was better at french braiding in general.


lifeinthevillage said...

that is precious!

abbieandbrett said...

She is so precious! Her hair has grown so much since I saw her back in November! She is so adorable! You have beautiful kiddos!

Kelly said...

she's so darling I love it! Tell me we can get together before you move!!