That feels like the longest hairstyle tutorial name ever, but well — I didn’t really know what else to call it, so there you go. Lemme just dive right into the tutorial for y’all though and then I’ve linked the products I used below! I honestly just use the same stuff on her hair that I do on my own, so when you see prices remember that 😉 I’m not that fancy – we don’t buy $30 dry shampoo for her. HA! There’s also a video tutorial below if that’s more your style 😉
What you’re going to need:
- Dry shampoo (or texturizing spray)
- Bows (optional)
The how to:
- Start parting your little one’s hair in the desired spot — I recommend either a middle or side part for this style 🙂 Then section it off so that the half you’re not braiding will stay out of the way – because well, toddler problems.
- Start on the first side (doesn’t matter which) with a dutch braid. If you don’t know how to dutch braid, this is a great tutorial, here. You’ll braid to the crown of their head then stop and rubber band there, but only half of that side, there will still be hair underneath that isn’t in the pony.
- Then loosen the braid by pulling at the edges to give it a little bit of a messier look!
- You’ll then hairspray that bottom half left out of the pony on that side, then immediately brush to pull up into one ponytail. I use two rubber bands like this because it’s one, easier for wiggly toddlers and two, holds it better again — for busy toddlers 😉 HA!
- Repeat steps 2-4 on the other side.
- Once you have both done, spray with hairspray and tighten them up a little tighter to give it a fuller look.