Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I want cheese!

"I want cheese!" is what she exclaimed while taking my camera out of the bag earlier today. I took this rare opportunity and said go over there and do something for the camera.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cornrow update

After five days I started redoing the cornrows by splitting them into two. Tiny cornrows took a lot longer to put in! I spread it out over 3 non-consecutive days and they took about 3.5 hours total. Now there are ten smaller cornrows. Most of them have been in a week now and I still might leave them in for a few more days, depending on how much the fuzz bothers me. It's not the two weeks I was hoping for, but it's been a nice break for her hair (a break from styling and from the toddler whose favorite activity is rubbing her head on everything).

This picture was taken after most of the braids had been in 4 or 5 days
already and before daddy made a Liya burrito in the comforter.
Previous cornrows for side by side comparison.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

First Cornrows

A few days ago I got brave and finally attempted cornrows on Liya. I have been wanting to try for quite some time now so I decided it was time to just do it. I've previously done two-strand flat twists on her so I think that was a good base for learning how to cornrow. I only did 6 large short cornrows for my first attempt. They aren't perfect, but they look decent enough. Surprisingly I didn't find them all that difficult since they are similar to the flat twists that I've done before. The hardest part for me in any hairstyle is parting the hair. Ugh, I despise it!!! I spend way too much time on that (mostly due to wiggly toddler and partly perfectionist mama/thick curly hair). In all it took 1.5 Sesame Streets (hours). One half hour was spent trying to part the hair and then deciding it might be a good idea to make it simpler the first time around. Next time I hope to make the cornrows half this size so they will be less fuzzy and hopefully last longer. That might be wishful thinking for the toddler who loves to rub her head on everything.

This is what I get when I say smile for the camera. This face also makes an appearance multiple times throughout any given day.