Welcome to the second day of Camp Dolliwatha! Today, I’m not posting a craft, but a hairstyle . . .
The rope braid, to keep your doll’s hair off her neck during the hot days! ;)
You will need:
- Wire hairbrush
- Squirt bottle (optional)
- Three hair ties
Start by misting your doll’s hair and brushing it, so it’s easy to work with.
Then separate the hair into two equal sections.
Take one section of hair, keep it close to the neck, and twist it tightly to the left. (If you want the rope braid to go over the doll’s left shoulder, twist to the right instead.) Wrap a hair tie around the end of the coil.
Repeat on the other section of hair.
To keep one coil tight while you’re working on the other one, try tucking it under the doll’s arm, or having someone hold it.
Slip the hair ties off the coils and pinch the ends so they don’t come undone. Twist them around each other, to the right. (If you want the rope braid to be on the doll’s left shoulder, twist to the left.) Tie off the end of the rope braid with the third hair band.
And you’re done!
Tip: Twisting the coils together in the opposite direction that you twisted themselves is what keeps the rope braid together. If your braid comes undone, pay special attention to direction when you’re redoing it.
If you did this hairstyle, email me up to three pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll include your photo(s) in the weekly Camp Dolliwatha recap post on Saturday!