I decided to take the scary step and jump into freestyling Scholar's hair. This is my first attempt at doing completely freestyle cornrows. I had no plan when I started and made it up as I went. As I did each step, I thought a little about the next step I wanted to take, but I had no overall plan in my head to start out. I had no idea how I was going to finish up the style until I was working on the last step. Even then, I had to adjust my original idea to make it work out. I am not the type of person to go into something like this without a plan! What if I totally messed it up and it looked awful and I had to undo all that I had done? I knew it would take a bit of time to cornrow his hair and I did not want to make him sit there to have it done only to be taken out again. I took a deep breath and started, hoping it would look alright when I finished.
|I had washed his hair the day before and had put it into large box braids to keep it from tangling. I knew I wanted to do something with his hair, but I did not know just what I was going to do.|
|Back view of completed freestyle cornrow style|
I had fun doing this style and I will definitely freestyle his hair again. It was far less stressful than I anticipated and it turned out much better than I had hoped.
|Top and back of completed freestyle cornrow style|
No, I am not strangling him!
He needed a little steadying hand on his shoulder to keep him from wiggling too much. :)