It doesn’t matter if you’re a pro at doing hair (like my sister-in-law), or have minimal hair skills (like myself). This heart hair tutorial can be done by ANYONE, and is so perfect for Valentine’s Day!
My daughter may have long thick hair now. But let me tell you, it took her a while to get there. We’ve been doing this style on her for a number of years, so I can personally attest to the fact that it works on all types of hair. Not only that but I can, and have, done this style on my daughter many times all by myself, and I have VERY limited skills.
Heart Hair Tutorial
What You’ll Need:
Spray bottle – for water, helps hold the hair in place.
Rattail comb – important for nice clean parts
Brush – you know, for brushing the hair out
Bobby Pins – try to pick a similar color as the hair
Pull Through Tool – this one’s optional, we never use one but it may help some for the pull through part
Bow – also optional
Putting it Together:
Here’s a handy video that shows you how to do it:
1) Spray the hair with a spray bottle to get the hair damp. You could also do this right out of the bath.
2) Brush the hair out.
3) Using a rat tail comb (this is crucial to get good parts) make a section of ponytail on top of the head in the middle. This kind of elastic seems to work best. If your child has thicker hair the pull through is easier with a smaller section gathered from the middle of the top. If your child has less, or more fine, hair, then gather the hair from the sides as well.
Here is an example of when my daughter’s hair was shorter and more fine. You can see we gathered more hair from the sides than in the video.
4) Stick your finger, or the pull through tool, through the top part of the ponytail.
5) Now pull the ponytail under, up, and through.
6) Divide the ponytail in half.
7) Braid each half and secure with an elastic.
8) Flip the braids up, and secure the tops of each with Bobby Pins – This creates the tops of the heart.
9) Gather the rest of the hair and the braids at the bottom into a ponytail.
10) Don’t pull the braids tight into the ponytail or you’ll lose the heart effect.
11) Secure with a hair tie.
12) Add your bow if you wish.
Need other Valentine’s Day ideas for kids? Here are a few more for you:
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