Sunday, June 2, 2013

Waterfall braided Mohawk... Kimani Styles

So today i am please, to have my little cousin Kimani Kier, do a post for me, I mean this little girl (teenager) and so much skill its crazy, and im kinda jealous, anywho, enjoy her how to post

We started with freshly washed and deep conditioned hair. We used Bee Mine Products, but you can use whatever products that work for you. 

I started off by sectioning her hair into 3 sections. You can choose the side you want, we chose the left side and we went to the middle of her left eye brow and parted the hair straight back then parted down the right side of her head to the back of her ear, then sectioned it off.

Next, with the remainder of the hair I divided it in half starting at the nape and section each side. Thus 3 sections: 

I started in the front. Tjs sides are really thin so the goal was to cover them ( instead of braiding her fragile edges, the braids hanging allowed the edges to stay out and rest, without looking messy and old)

. I sectioned the section off in half. I braided each side to the middle of the part which was parted in half and then I added the beads. (I usually add beads at the end of the style, but for demonstration purposes I added as I went.

Then I started on the back right section. I did the braids towards the middle part. I chose to make my parts diagonal and also do a pattern of a straight corn row then a set criss-cross corn rows, then straight again and continued.

Then, I went on the left side. I did the same on this side, with a little difference. 

Because on this side some of the top side of her head was not braided with the first third, I had to curve the corn rows up. Because her sides are thin I did a looped criss-cross cornrow. 

After that cornrow I continued with my original pattern.  

If you are not aware on how to do a criss-cross, heres an explanation on the best way I know how. First time a section twice the size of the single cornrows youve done. Divide it in half longitudinal. And depending on how many times you want the cornrows to cross over make longitudinal parts. Every other section goes with one cornrow. Part off the other sections and begin the braiding.

Here are finished photos: 

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