Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Criss Cross Cornrows Headband

Criss Cross Cornrows Headband

Ok, yesterday was Chelina's Hip Hop Awards Night and I decided to do a hairstyle I started a couple weeks ago ( stopped cause it was getting to late for a style that takes this long ). The first pictures are from the first time I did it the finished pics are from yesterday. Now, I have to tell you-my cornrows are usually a lot tighter and neater but I had a short amount of time before we had to leave. I really like the style though and she got a lot of compliments.

The Do
Can't see it as much in the pic above but keep going :)

First, separate hair from the back of her ear to the back of the ear on the other side (like a half pony). Put the rest in a smooth pony so it doesn't get mixed in with the part your braiding. Now separate the hair into 5 sections. Start on the bottom right side section and then separate that into 2 strips. Do cornrows (Dutch Braids) on the first strip and continue the braid up a little past the part that is snug to the head, clip it off and do the other strip the same way and then cross them over and add this hair to the next section of hair. Do the braiding again the same way and just continue this with each section. Then braid remainder of the hair down and let hang. Then take the back un-braided hair out of the pony and back brush a couple sections and smooth it out so you have a little poof and put in either bobby pins, a bow, or a clip to secure the poof and curl the hair a little. Don't forget to use something like Demented Hair Goo by Beyond Zone from Sally's while you are braiding or Bees Wax. Both can be found at Sally's. Also it helps to use some kind of volumizing cream for the hair that stays down.



Oh and btw she has her finger in her mouth, not nose lol :)
I took lots of pictures but not exactly step by step. I hope all these help.
This hair d0' could be worn by any age, I would but I can't cornrow my own hair lol.
I would love to see some of your pictures featuring this style!
Brianna

6 comments:

The Petersons said...

Oh my gosh, that is beautiful! One of my all time fav's. I'm so trying this out the next chance I get!!

LegalChic said...

The Petersons,
Thank you! We loved this one and I think there are a lot of things you could do to either have this as an every day style or a really elagant style. Can't wait to see yours :)

Brianna

Girly Do's said...

Wow- that is so intricate love it! Of course I will add you next time I work on the blog stuff. Great website!

LegalChic said...

Girly Do's,
Thank you! We really appreciate all the sweet comments %:0)

Brianna & Chelina

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