Twisted Braided Pigtails

I knew we would be in a little bit of rush mode this morning, so I put together this hairstyle last night and it stayed pretty well through. I always try to mimic some styles that I really like but my daughter has an unusal hairline like her Mama so we always have to make things different. I drew the inspiration from @L_R_HAIRSTYLES on Instagram.

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Whenever I use elastics in my daughter’s hair, I feel like it’s easier to start off with blow dried hair so it’s smooth and easy to maneuver. You want to part your hair three ways. First thing is to part the hair dividing the top and bottom (as if you were going to do a half pony hairstyle). Slick back the hair on the bottom half in a pony so it is out-of-the-way. Then divide the top part right down the middle (or as close to the middle as your kiddo will allow you too). Then tie them each into their own hair tie.

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Before starting with the elastics, I like laying out the elastics in the style that I’m doing to my daughter’s hair, especially if alternating colours are involved. Trust me organization is key when dealing with a 4-year-old who can get fussy at any moment.

Next up, part a small section from the center part down towards the hair. Pull back the extra hair into a hair tie again so it’s out-of-the-way. The piece that you have at the front divide that into two parts and tie each piece with an elastic. See below.

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Once you have the two sections in elastics, create another part behind it. This time, after you divide this piece into two sections, you want to connect the hair from the opposite side, as if you were making an X.

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Continue this until you’ve reached the part at the back. Once you’ve finished the first side, move on to the other side and follow the same pattern. It should look something like this when you’re done.

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The left over hair at the back is where you can get creative. It looks really pretty just as is or you can even add some curls. In my case, my daughter hates when her hair is let loose, so tying it up is the only option. So I continued the part straight down the middle and did braided pigtails.

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There you go! A simple and cute stylish hairstyle that’s easy to put together and will look good with any outfit! Give this one a try and let me know how it comes out. Don’t forget to like and follow for more creative Hairstyles!

xoxo

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