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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cornrows into Tucked-in Twists

This style evolved from a previous style (see more here, at Making the Most of a Hairstyle).  JJ had a few braids at the front, and some cornrows at the back that still looked decent - even after 3 weeks - so I wanted to incorporate them into this style. 

I started with still-decent-looking braids at the front (bangs) and back (under the puff):

I undid the bottom row of braids, and undid the braided ends of the cornrows.

Then I cornrowed the sides up & towards the back. I secured each section in the middle of JJ's head with an orange ouchlesss band, and twisted the ends.

I added Halloweeny-colored beads to the bangs. JJ loves to whip her hair. 

I also twisted the twists and tucked all the ends in. JJ's hair is long enough that I didn't need to use pins.

Finally, for school and for eating and drinking, I tucked the long, beaded bangs into the twists. This helped to keep the braids clean (e.g., out of her food!!)  and helped keep her classmates safe. Did I mention she likes to whip her hair?

This style lasted another 2 weeks!! And got tons of compliments too!! 

Yes, I am patting myself on the back -  almost exactly one year ago I wrote my very first blog post!!  I have learned sooooo much since then! 

Thanks to all of you who have inspired me, and to all of you who have stopped by over the past year to take a peek at my hair-raising adventures! 


  1. I just love this style! And congrats on almost a year of blogging, my blogiversary is coming up too!

  2. Cute hairdo :) And perfect colors for the fall.

  3. Wow that is so smart to be able to tuck the front braids away and bring them back out when you want them!

  4. Congrats on your year! Love the style, too. You can never go wrong with mohawks

  5. I am really loving this one too...kinda faux hawk-ish :) very nice!

  6. I'm digging this style--it's so cool! Awesome job and congrats on your blogiversary!

  7. Congrats on your anniversary!I love styles that can be switched up, and you have been able to change this one several times. Great job, its adorable. :)

  8. Congrats on your one year!! I think this style is cool!!!

  9. Very pretty!!! Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary!!