You've seen us do a couple Braid Outs before (day after curls, etc) and my own mom used to let my hair be wavy the day after wearing french braids... but it isn't a sure-fire style for me! Or Q! It's kinda hit-or-miss. and it never looks big and full like some hair types do... sigh. ;-) But this blog is about learning to love what we have, right? and not wishing for someone else's hair (or clothes or features, or shoes, or...!)
So, I wanted to show you some before and after shots! :)
I actually started to take these pictures to share and show why we don't often do Braid Outs on Q - look at this! lol (and this is taking out her braids with NO product or water. If I use anything - the waves disappear)
Crazy hair, huh?! and the parts don't want to hide themselves! and there are strange straight pieces in with the waves - and at the ends, etc.
Before I threw in the towel, I decided to try a ponytail...
and I liked it! :-) (Can you believe how long my baby's hair is getting?!?)
So then I thought I would see what happened if we tried just putting the front half up....
Not bad, huh?! :) And she got more compliments today than probably any style to date! LOL Go figure. :)
If you're curious about what style this followed, and why she has that cute twist beside her face when I have been calling this a "braid" out - here it is! The Toddler Updo - Cornrows and Flat Twists.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed these pictures - and don't give up on your hair! It might not look like the pictures or the inspiration, but it's uniquely yours - and it's Worth It! Tweet