Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Half Cornrows with Braid Around Sock Bun




I actually got this style from a friend, Drea. She did a cute half cornrow 'do with a puff on top in her daughters in. Unfortunately, the puff didn't work for us as A's puff was too big so it covered almost off of the back. After trying a few things I finally decided to go with a bun on top. See below for instructions.

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Instructions:
  • Start with completely (properly) detangled, well moisturized hair. A's hair was washed the night before, I banded it in 3 sections so in the morning it was slightly stretched out but still a little damp.
  • If you do not know how to cornrow, check out our Cornrowing for Beginners post.
  • Begin by parting the hair in the back from ear to ear. Once you have that section parted, tie off the top and part your first section near the right ear to begin you first cornrow. Make each section about as big as your middle finger or slightly bigger.
  • Continue parting your sections and cornrowing them. Adding your moisturizer and product of choice to each section.
  • Once you are done cornrowing the back of the hair, untie the top section and part a slanted section near the right ear, cornrow that section and do the same near the left ear. When you have a cornrow on the left and right side, part a small section in the middle and cornrow that as well.
  • You will now take your product of choice and smooth the "free hair" down. Place that hair in a ponytail using an ouchless ponytail holder. Once the hair is in a ponytail grab a rolled up sock and make your sock bun. Click here for the picture tutorial or here for the video tutorial.
  • Since A's hair has grown since we last did the "Princess Tiana Bun" I decided to leave some hair out instead of trying to tuck it under. I gathered half of the left out hair on the right side and did a big single braid, I then did the same with the left out hair on the left side. I wrapped each braid around to the front and placed one bobby pin through each large braid to hold it down. Note: I applied a generous amount of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil to the sock beforehand.
  • I added some colorful beads, instead of using rubberbands on the ends, I decided to try out those snaps I found at Burlington Coat Factory. I also added a Hello Kitty bow and she was all done!

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Total Styling Time: About 40 minutes

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31 comments :

  1. I love it! It looks very pretty and very creative! Love the bun! :)

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  2. I've done this style quite a few times on my daughter. Its one of my favorites. And A looks cute as always !! :)

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  4. Very Cute! I prefer to flip the braid pattern at the end when I cornrow too :)

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  5. She is so adorable. I love this blog! :)

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  6. girl you do an amazing job with your daughters hair..my baby girl will be one next week..i cant wait to do all these cute girly styles in her hair soon...right now shes a baby so little curly ponys will do lol...shes also biracial..puertorican and black like her mommy =-)

    stay blessed. love your blog! your daughter is so beautiful

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  7. This one is really pretty! And my DD is loving all of the Hello Kitty things. ;)

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  8. That's pretty! I think my 3 year old is the only one who let me try this on her. Glad you guys are back!

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  9. I love this! I'm still working on learning to cornrow, but the bun, we can definitely do =)

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  10. She looks cute. Great job.

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  11. This is an adorable style great for older girls too! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I love it! And it looks super easy and quick for days you don't have tons of time to do hair!

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  13. Very pretty!! Welcome back!!!

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  14. This is adorable!!! Soo glad your back :0)

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  15. love this style, im going to try it on my 2 year old if she will sit still long enough. Glad your back and you all enjoyed your family time.
    Stay blessed. x

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  16. I love this style so much that I plan on letting this be the first day of Kindergarten style on Tuesday for my daughter!

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  17. Your daughter's hair is beautiful. Your blog and some research has convinced me to try the Bee Mine products on my daughter's and my hair as well. Thank you.

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  18. Lovely style, those beads are too cute! Your braiding is so neat too :D

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  19. beautiful bun and braids duo. i'm also a sucka for hello kitty. where did you find that bow?

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  20. i luv it,my fav part is how u wrapped the braid around the bun( btw in Chicago,we call those sock buns donuts )

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  21. Love this style. I think I've done it about 3 times now since I first posted it - with the puff of course instead of the bun. I dont think T's hair would even go into a bun yet lol! Love the twist you put on it though!!

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  22. I absolutely LOVE the braid around the bun!!!! So chic and classic. I'm going to try something like this!!

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  23. I like the snaps at the ends of the braids instead of rubber bands. Can you post a close up picture, or describe, how you use the snaps?

    When I braid I fold the end over the bead, wrap the rubberband, then slide the beads over the rubberband. Are the ends of her hair simply wrapped around the snap?

    I would love to stop using rubberbands, please help!

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  24. So cute and simple. I have the same questions as Tiffany about the snaps, and share the same concern about using rubber bands

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  25. I just tried this style last night and sent my daughter off to school today. It was super easy and very cute. The Office Administrator sent home a note today and said that 3 people asked her to get the name of my stylist! Thanks for the great ideas, keep 'em coming!

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  26. I also tried this style, on my daughter and she looks great .
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  27. Just did this one style on my 4 yr old's hair and she loves it. It didn't take long either. Thank you so much for starting this blog. I've been looking for years for a site that would help me come up with creative styles for my girls. My 4 yr old has hair like your A and my 9 yr old has permed hair. They now sit and look at this site and tell me which style they want. LOL!

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