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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

There IS such thing as too much bling! (on one head, anyway)

I was so excited that my Snapaholics order arrived just on time for the weekend. I was literally itching to get that bling into JJs hair. We finally had a chance on Sunday afternoon to sit down for some hair time. I'd already put all the new bling away into a sectioned container, all sorted by colour, shape and size.

I asked JJ to choose her what she wanted. She immediately gravitated towards a large pink airplane-shaped bead. Now this hadn't come from Snapaholics. It actually came from a pipe cleaner bracelet she'd made at her day care centre, and she liked the bead so much she dismantled the bracelet to add it to the hair bead collection. So following her lead, I chose pink and clear beads to coordinate with and highlight her chosen focal point.

Long story short, I got carried away. Remember those 99 twists? Well, they had turned into about 130 twists once the flat twists from the front were out and regular twists were in. And then I was putting 3-5 beads plus a snap on each twist. I started with the twists at the front, and totally planned to keep on going.

See the airplane bead?
But even with all kinds of new bling I was soon running out of pink and clear beads. No problem, I thought. I'll alternate sections - a white and clear section, a green and clear, a blue and clear, etc.

See the pretty sections I was working on?
See how much fun she was having swinging her beads around?
Speaking of fun, I was having so much fun.........! Until Daddy D came home from his soccer game. He took one look at JJ and said "WHAT ARE YOU DOING???!?". I stopped - I had no idea what he was talking about. He continued: "She can't even hold her head up - you put way too many beads on there!" Now Daddy D is quite prone to exaggeration so I didn't take him very seriously. And JJ piped in "No Daddy It's ok, I love the beads".

I took a long look. Although she could hold her head up, there were just too many beads on that 3-year old head.  It totally pained me to take beads off, but I did. I left a snap on the end of all of the twists at the front and every couple of twists at the back, and I left in the "focal point" braid with the airplane bead, and a few other beads here and there.

I left in more beads at the front...
...and mostly snaps at the back
Post hair time chillin' with K!

New on the to-do list: once the small twists come out, I CAN'T WAIT to do some larger braids or twists and put my longed-for 4-6 beads at the end of each one!

1 comment:

  1. We've all had some hair mistakes - whether it's putting too much product or styling too tightly - at least we can learn from it!

    I also just wanted to let you know that today I gave you the One Lovely Blog Award:

    Thanks for being such a great blogger!