I have had a lot of questions from people about how I do Lily's hair. No, she is not some uber wonderful child that just sits still while I do whatever I want to her hair. I do however, have some tricks up my sleeve that let me do what I want to her hair with minimal heartache (or headache) for both of us.
The 'Before' picture(s):
Elastic bands, comb, (water) and detangling spray
Put her in something that doesn't let her run (or crawl) away. I have this excersaucer that she doesn't use anymore except while I do her hair. I have also done it in the high chair while she eats breakfast. I like this though cause I can get all the way around her. I usually give her toys or books or something to keep her attention away from me.
the 'during' pictures:
She is still smiling (her snaggle-tooth pose) and we are half-way done.
She likes to feel what I am doing every once in a while, and she takes out whatever bow or clip I put on top of the elastic. Today she took out the pink bow and I took it back, gave her a green one to look at while I sneaked the pink one back into her hair. Can you tell I just told her she looks pretty?
The 'After' picture:
It was hard to catch her once I let her free from the "hair station"
Also, You have to figure out what kind of day it is. Today for example, there is no possible way I would have been able to do the baby braids I did the other day. It was closer to her nap time and she would have screamed the whole time. It isn't worth the trouble if she is unhappy while you do it. So, it was a quick pigtail kind of day for us. The part isn't exactly how I would have liked it and the left side is slightly bigger than the right, but all in all, it is an improvement from the before picture and I still think she looks adorable. I hope I answered all your questions. Good luck doing your little girls' hair today.