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.

8 comments:

Angie said...

Nice job, Lisa! She is just so darn cute!

Anonymous said...

She looks beautiful Lisa!!
Love the grouchy face!! Mom

ReSoNate said...

Impressive! I haven't been brave enough to try anything like this yet. Our girls are about the same age, so you're inspiring me! She is so darling.

Matt and Kristi said...

Shouldn't you have an innate ability to make perfect cornrows? You know, being from Iowa and all. Nice job :)
Uncle Matt

Laura said...

Hahaha, that sassy little face cracks me up!! Good job with the hair. I can't imagine getting a toddler to sit still that long even with tv!!

Tracy said...

Wow! You did an amazing job! They look great, and that face is priceless! Reminds me of a face my older son makes!

Heidi said...

Wow, nice job, Momma! She looks so grown up and adorable!

Christie said...

Wow! I'm super impressed with your braiding abilities! Good job for going for it! I think it looks GREAT! And I LOVE that last picture of her. :) Thanks for including it!