Throw Back Thursday: Puffy Braid

Throw Back Thursday! Love this cute little face! And this do! It is fun to change elastic colors to match outfits. We still do it tons!


This is a great do for any type of long hair. I really love it for B’s thick hair. It stays out of her face and in control. I do this do all summer when we are active, especially going to get wet. It is perfect for the pool. It works great for any age too!


Start by parting the hair straight down the middle! I put one side up in a quick  ponytail just to get it out of the way. Part section of hair for the first small ponytail. I also put all the rest of the hair into a ponytail to get it out of the way each time.


Put the hair in a ponytail.


Divide next section and put it up in a ponytail. Quick tip: Brush each section of hair smooth before adding the ponytail. Sometimes the sections will get bumpy if you don’t do this!!

You can make as many sections as you want. Today for B I did four. So keep going and section another ponytail.


Then the fourth and final one!


Now do the other side. Be sure to follow the parts across.


In the pictures it is hard to tell that the elastics alternate between light and dark blue. Elastics are fun to play around with on this do!



  1. Tanya

    wow, she does have thick hair!

  2. Helen

    Your oldest may be too old for this but it worked just beautifully in my hair this summer! My hair is just past shoulder length and very thick but I can not seem to manage a french braid in it (not on my own head). I wanted something easy and tidy for the hot days on vacation and I did this. It worked wonderfully!

    1. hairstylesbymommy.com

      So very glad it worked for you!!! Thanks!

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