My husband’s go-to hairstyles when doing our girls’ hair are the ponytail and the rope braid.
On school days he get the girls ready for school and does their hair. I know best husband ever!
He puts on a flamboyant hairdresser’s accent making them giggle as he does their hair.
One trick he uses is sticking them in front of the TV to keep them from moving, resulting in quick hairstyles for both girls. This works much better than the other dads I see in the school parking lot trying to do their daughter’s’ hair as they want to run off and play!
It wasn’t always like this. It used to be a real struggle and every hairstyle resembled a bird’s nest and never lasted more than 5 minutes.
When I picked my daughters up from school, their hair looked as if they took a detour via the freeway and the girls had their heads out the window. Their hair was knotted and unmanageable and they dreaded combing their hair at the end of the day.
Those days are far behind us now. Once we kept their hair knot free and kept the styles simple, there were no more arguments 🙂
This post is for all the fathers of daughters, who want to spend more time with their girls and to make morning a little easier for everyone. Here are 2 hairstyles that are easy to master and with a little practice will impress your daughters and wives.
Philip & his daughter Emma have an excellent video for the Daddy-Do. Philip’s explanation is easy and straight forward and his hair model – his daughter Emma is so adorable and her patience is amazing.
Brushing and Detangling Messy Hair
The correct method for combing hair is starting from the bottom, working your way up. This ensures the hair is detangled and less likely for the comb to get caught in the knots. Using a detangling spray helps the really stubborn hair.
If the hair is really tangled and you don’t have any detangling spray, you can also use a little bit of normal conditioner. Don’t worry about washing it out.
You can also use a special hair brush such as the Tangle Teezer brush that helps get out the knots. It’s now my daughter’s favorite brush as it doesn’t hurt as much. If you don’t have one of these, I also recommend a wide tooth comb to help with detangling.
Easy Ponytail Hairstyles
The most simple of hairstyles and the easiest to master is the ponytail.
It’s as simple as first brushing the hair, getting out any knots and making the hair smooth.
Next, gather the hair at the base of the neck and tie using a hair elastic for a low ponytail. Make sure not to use a regular rubber band as the hair will get caught in the rubber band!
Another tip is to not make the hair elastic too tight as that will give your daughter a headache.
For a high ponytail, it’s much the same, but instead of gathering the hair at the base of the neck, gather the hair towards the top and tie with the hair elastic.
Basic Rope Braid Hairstyle
A rope braid is more difficult and takes a bit more practice to get the hang of. It’s far easier to watch the video as the rope braid is a bit more fiddly but definitely worth the effort.
To get started, put the hair into a ponytail and tie at the center of the head with a hair elastic.
Next, split the hair into two even groups. Holding one in each hand and follow the video to complete the hair style.
My husband wishes this magical hair machine was real 🙂