Thursday, March 24, 2011

Genie Locs

I am going to toot my own horn here for just a second because I am just so proud of myself!  Last night I put Genie Locs (Yarn Braids) in Gabby's hair and they actually look pretty good. . .almost great even!  I have a long way to go and I have some ideas how to make them better, but I am really proud of myself and now the task doesn't seem quite as daunting.  And the best part. . .instead of hundreds of dollars at the salon, it was just six dollars worth of yarn.

Yesterday we went to Hobby Lobby to pick out yarn (it is VERY important that you get the acrylic kind and NOT the wool kind).  Gabby wanted turquoise and so we compromised with mostly dark brown and we added a strand of brown that blends into light blue and then turquoise every ten braids or so.  She loved the compromise (and I don't have a daughter with Easter egg hair)!

For all of you moms out there trying to figure out what to do with your little girls' hair without spending a fortune, there is a great tutorial on YouTube (click HERE).  It is a two-part tutorial and that is how I learned! 

1 comment:

Shonni said...

That is so cute...great job.