(I can't bear the thought of cutting off his hair, though it would be much easier to care for. But those beautiful curls are just perfect! For now, the curls stay and we style as needed.)
I'll try to let the pictures guide you through this style with as little written instruction as possible.
For the Zig-Zag Cornrows I used:
Boar bristle brush (for brushing out lint and tangles)
Spray bottle with water and oils
Babycakes' Hair and Body Butter and Honey Butter
Click HERE to see more about the tools and products I use.
Next, I started a second part at the right end of the first part.
This part was made slightly horizontal towards the front of his head.
The two parts made a nice wedge shape.
I used an alligator clip to hold this wedge of hair to be braided later.
|Side view of first braid|
|I braided the wedge of hair (that was being held by the clips) from the right to the left.|
I made another part, this time starting at the left of the part above it
and moving in a horizontal direction toward the back and right.
I cornrowed this third section of hair from the left to the right.
Then, I made a new part in the same fashion as above.
I cornrowed the fourth section from the right to the left,
then cornrowed the remaining hair from the left to the right.
|Completed Zig-Zag Cornrows|
|I was able to make 5 wedge-shaped rows.|
|From the front|
|This is what Explorer was doing while I was styling Scholar's hair. Excuse the pants falling off. Apparently, he is too skinny for most pants that are long enough for him.|
|He could have been doing much worse things, so I was happy that ALL he was doing was playing with a chair on the couch.|