Thursday, September 2, 2010

Half Cornrows with Three Strand Twist Out

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Instructions:
  • I placed A's freshly washed hair in 10 large single braids for a day to stretch her hair out a bit.
  • The next day I took the braids out and added a generous amount of Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer to her hair. I finger detangled a bit then used our modified Denman Brush.
  • I parted her detangled hair from ear to ear then tied the back off to get it out of my hair.
  • I began parting with the end of my metal rat tail comb at a slight slant starting on the right side of her head. I added a little Bee Mine Curly Butter and cornowed that section.
  • If you do not know how to cornrow, check out our Cornrowing for Beginners post.
  • After cornrowing the first section I split the top section of hair right in the middle, then began parting at the very front of the middle part. I continued to part down at a slant and cornrowed that section.
  • I then parted about an inch back from the second cornrow, once again, at slant.
  • I continued parting at a slight slant until I got to the middle of her hair. I parted those sections a little more straight back.
  • I went to the left side of her head and did the same exact thing.
  • I also want to note, as I finished each cornow, I braided about half an inch down.
  • After I was done cornowing the top section, I gathered the first three cornowed sections on the right side of her hair, sprayed her hair with a little water then added a little Bee Mine Curly Butter and began doing a three strand twist with those three sections.
  • Click here for our three strand twist video tutorial.
  • I went to the left side of her hair, gathered the first three cornows on that side, and proceeded to three strand twist those sections as well.
  • Since the other cornrowed sections were a little larger/thicker, I simply wet each section, added the curly butter, and three strand twisted each section alone.
  • I then took down the back of her hair, sprayed it with a little water and started grabbing large sections to twist. I did not use a comb for these sections, I just used my fingers.
  • In the morning I took her three strand twists out and she got a nice, soft and fluffy twist out! I took a wide tooth comb and fluffed the roots up a bit and she was all ready for school!

Total Styling Time: 1.5 hours


Here's what her three strand twists looked like after sleeping on them. They flattened out a bit because I didn't put them up.
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Anyone notice anything different in this picture?
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She had a great day at school.
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51 comments:

  1. That is sooo cute. Are those Uniforms? Loveit lol

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  2. Her hair is beautiful! Plan to try this style over the weekend, thx!

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  3. Would it be that she is missing some teeth???? By the way she looked cute for her 1st day.

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  4. Thanks ladies!

    Alese that's her outfit from Gymboree. It would make a cute uniform! lol

    MsMonni, you got it! Wasn't sure if anyone would notice. She lost a tooth, it happened over our break. :)

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  5. Oh ok.....That outfit was cute, can't wait until I can start shipping off to school...I don't normally shop at Gymboree b/c it's kind of high but I did order my daughter's Halloween costume from there

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  6. Thank you! Which costume did you get her? If you catch the sales they really aren't high. Right now for example, they are having Fill-a-Bag 30% off sale, if you get one of their 20% off coupons (I think there's one in the parenting magazine) that's half off! If you buy the stuff already on sale plus half off...great deal!

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  7. I got her a bumble bee costume....I didn't have a coupon but I did get it with the Fill-a-bag sale

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  9. What a gorgeous style! Love the twist out!

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  10. That is such a cute style! I love it.

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  11. Adorable! and she lost a tooth!!! :D

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  12. That is the kawaii cutest! Nikki, you are on point with little A's hair and clothing.

    I was looking for a different way to do a style in the front of my girls' heads, and I'll do this one but make it flat twists. I can't cornrow well and their hair is too fine for my heavy-handedness to try cornrowing on their heads. Think I'll do some big box braids in the back and use big barrettes instead of beads to make switching out colors for outfits easier.

    Thanks for the awesome style!

    Now... my only problem is I can't let my daughters see this outfit when I show them the hairstylethat I plan to modify, lol. I would go broke if I shopped at Gymboree more than once a year because I have 3 girls and they always want the most expensive outfit plus matching accessories at that store, lol. When we shop there, I kinda just stand at Gymboree's door and watch all my money fly away...

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  13. Aw, she lost her baby tooth? I like this style alot. Cute head band and outfit. I say this almost everytime you do a new style--I can't wait to get as good as you are with braids--yours always look so crisp and neat.

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  14. OMG!! How cute is that?! She looks gorgeous! I can't believe she is old enough to lose a tooth now! Congrats on a new school year starting off right! :)

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  15. I noticed she was missing a tooth before even reading the caption. Cute hairstyle... I don't have kids (and won't have any anytime soon) but I would definitely keep you in mind when I do.

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  16. She looks great. You did a good job from hair to the outfit. This is too cute.

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  17. Awesome style! I'm an adult, but I will be trying this on myself...

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  18. Wow! She lost a tooth already?! Love the hair style and she is such a little fashionista!

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  19. lost a tooth, eh? i toht little A was four. does she havr a bday soon?

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  20. oh mine, she is so adorable..i like everything about her..hairstyle..outfit..well done mum!

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  21. Very cute!!! I love her whole look!! How did she enjoy school?? I think I might use this look for my sisters wedding next July!!

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  22. This looks so cute, I think I will try this for my daughters first day next week.

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  23. A looks gorgeous Nik!! Love the hair style.

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  24. Awww, A looks absolutely adorable! Glad she had a good first day of school.

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  25. Awww! She looks adorable! So glad she enjoyed her day @ school. Thank you so much for taking the time to share the step by step instructions. It is greatly appreciated!
    I love pics of my kids w/ missing teeth. We affectionately call them "snagglepuss". LOL Thanks for sharing

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  26. Fly for school & a tooth-fairy visit! A doin' it big! She looks so nice! Great job!

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  27. Beautiful hair style and her uniform is so so so adorable.

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  28. AWWW she's missing a tooth! How adorable!

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  29. I love this and A is such a fashionista! she lost a tooth! It's so little lol!! Cute!!

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  30. awwww she lost a tooth. love the hair, wish i was brave enough to try a three strand twist out, i may for the second week of school.

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  31. I like this style! will be trying it real soon!

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  32. She looks abslutely stunning. Is she missing a tooth...????

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  33. Thanks so much everyone! :D

    honeysmoke, yes her birthday is right around the corner! :)

    1xellus, lol! that is funny.

    Loui, I'd love to see pics. I'm sure it would come out great.

    Blessing, yes she is! lol

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  34. Hey Nik!!! You just continue to amaze me!! I don't have any daughters of my own just 3 boys, but I have to admit checking out your BEAUTIFUL styles for A ALMOST (wink wink) makes me want one of my own hahaha! Thanks so much for sharing your talent...Now THIS is a back to school picture!! I gotta share this with my friends with daughters!!!

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  35. Nikki, I have been checking out your site for a while and I just have to say that you are truly inspirational. My oldest child is a boy, but I also have a two year old daughter, so I'm in the process of learning how to cornrow and take better care of her hair. Your site has inspired me to tap into my creative side and think outside the box when it comes to styling her hair. I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for all of your hard work in putting this website together! I want to thank A also for all of her patience while she sits and lets you film your how-to videos! They are very helpful to us all!

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  36. Too cute! I've been feeling twists lately too. Maybe I'll let Kurly T rock a twist out. Thanks for the inspiration ma'am!

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  37. those some cute styles

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  38. wow she miss a tooth what is that she is wearing a uniform or something

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  39. I'm so excited I found your blog! I have 3 little girls, the oldest of which is 4 and I just tried these 3 strand twists on her. This is the first time she's ever worn her hair down (I didn't do the cornrows...I'll tackle those another time). My questions for you are: 1. How long can you get this style to last for? 2. What do you do at night to help prevent your daughter from rubbing (aka frizzing) the sections she sleeps on? I've kept my daughter's hair down in a silk cap, but it's ratty in the morning!! Help!

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  40. I Love Your Blog , I Do These Styles On My Little Sister Everyday!She Loves Them Also!Your Little Girl Is Such A Cutie And She Has SWAGG ! Thank You For Giving Me Idea's To Try ! -Ruby

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  41. MamaBrowntheSequelJune 26, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    I came across this picture when I googled 'cute twist outs on natural hair' last winter....a few days ago I stumbled across your blog when I was looking for 'cute braided styles on natural hair'.

    My first child is due mid August and I have DEFINATELY been inspired by your blog for styles to try later on if it's a girl. My husband and I met in the first grade and the first thing he noticed about me was my pigtails and how long and healthy my hair was! LOL! I miss seeing little girls with natural hairstyles instead of more grown up ones like over-processed hair, micro braids and weave ponytails. Great job on A's hair mama...she is adorable and you can tell just from looking at the photos that she is a nice, healthy little girl. Believe it or not I feel blessed for coming across your page. Keep up the great work!

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  42. My Lila is rocking this style today—thank you for the style inspiration. It looks beautiful on your daughter and beautiful on my daughter, too!

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  43. thank you so much for all your styles and tips. I see how much I didn't know I didn't know on how to style my daughters' beautiful hair.

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  44. I'm so grateful to have found this site (via CurlyNikki). Your children are gorgeous and you are truly creative with your daughter's hair! Thanks for sharing your routine, pics, tuts - my daughter is 4 and I struggle with doing cute styles and what products to use (I'm transitioning myself, so I've learned a lot about natural hair recently!). I'm so excited to try this on her hair since she's been asking to wear it 'down' lately (4 years old, chin length unstretched), and to try a similar routine/products. Yay!

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