The first year my oldest daughter danced (8 years ago) she had VERY fine hair (and not much of it). When her dance teacher told the class she wanted the dancer’s hair in a ballet bun, I literally laughed out loud.
Thank heavens for experience! One of the mothers who had been there, done that, shared a secret that had been passed on to her… and now I’m happy to pass it on. This method has served us well over the years, especially when the hair has to make a quick transition. It works well with almost any hair type. I have one daughter with very fine (and not very thick) mid-length hair, and one with very long hair (and a lot more of it).
Here’s what you need:
- Child’s sock (yes, really!)
- 2 pony tail holders
- Bobby pins
- Other embellishments as desired.
This is how it’s done:
Make a donut out of the sock by cutting the toe off and rolling the sock from the toe-end. A lonely or outgrown sock is great – since my girls only wear no-show, I bought a pack (I had some to share at recital).
Have your child put her head down and smooth the hair over the sock donut (so the donut doesn’t show). When the hair is thin and/or fine, I tease the hair before smoothing it over the donut for better coverage.
Happy hair styles!
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