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User Topic: Single Dad win of the day...
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Default  Posted: 8:53 PM, August 15th (Thursday)

...Braided Pigtails!

Because I don't want my daughter to only be able to sport a ponytail while she is with me. Now...on to french braiding...

BH (32)
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Default  Posted: 9:01 PM, August 15th (Thursday)


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Default  Posted: 9:04 PM, August 15th (Thursday)

I'm impressed!!!
good for you daddio, and her too!
she's beeming

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Default  Posted: 9:04 PM, August 15th (Thursday)

You Da man...single Dad's rule

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Default  Posted: 9:20 PM, August 15th (Thursday)

Excellent job!!! Dad for the WIN!

Don't get discouraged from the French braid. Once you've got it down it's easy. Just be patient. I always did DD's while she was watching TV. Made her sit more still and gave me time to get the braid right. She is 22 and still asks me to French braid her hair.

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Default  Posted: 9:29 PM, August 15th (Thursday)

Those are ADORABLE!

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Default  Posted: 9:39 PM, August 15th (Thursday)

Good job Dad !!!!
Very well done and she's so cute !! Love her Hello Kitty shirt.

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Default  Posted: 10:01 PM, August 15th (Thursday)

Super cute, Dad!! Mostly the girl, but also the braids!

Better than this mum can do, that's for sure.

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Default  Posted: 10:02 PM, August 15th (Thursday)


psst - the fish bone braid is a great gateway braid between the basic braid and the french braid. Youtube it for a tutorial.

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Default  Posted: 10:15 PM, August 15th (Thursday)

Thanks everybody, I''m really don''t want her to only have cute hair when her mom does it so I''ve been trying to learn better ways to do it. I''ll definitely check out that one in YouTube NIK, thanks for the tip!

BH (32)
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Default  Posted: 11:25 PM, August 15th (Thursday)

How cute!

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Default  Posted: 12:05 AM, August 16th (Friday)

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Default  Posted: 12:35 AM, August 16th (Friday)


Looks awesome :)

I've been checking out YouTube for hair tutorials...some super cute stuff out there!!!

I think it's awesome that you want to learn...what a special memory for a girl to share with her daddy :)

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Default  Posted: 12:53 AM, August 16th (Friday)

OMG - that is so adorable! Love it!!

Slight t/j my boss and I were at a publicity shoot with some kids and the photographer wasn't happy with the ponytail one of the women did on a little girl so he shouted "IS THERE A MUM HERE WHO CAN DO THIS!!!".

My boss is a big burly sports personality who is in the shot with the little girl and he shouts back "oh please - I've got two girls!" and does her hair himself. Priceless.

I may have reached a point where I'd piss on him if he was on fire.... eventually!!

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Default  Posted: 7:00 AM, August 16th (Friday)

You did an awesome job! She's so adorable. Love the Hello Kitty shirt.

SBB, that's a great story

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Default  Posted: 1:34 PM, August 16th (Friday)

Thanks again everyone, and funny story SBB! That''s we''re I want to be, self sufficient lol

BH (32)
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Default  Posted: 1:43 PM, August 16th (Friday)

Great job. I love how happy she looks

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Default  Posted: 1:45 PM, August 16th (Friday)

Awesome job. Your dd is cute as a button!
I have never learned to french braid. In fact that made me sad a few months ago and I begged dd to let me try. She is now 16 and not so very nicely told me that ship has sailed.

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Default  Posted: 1:55 PM, August 16th (Friday)

My dad didn't braid my hair, but he always combed it after my bath. It was long and tangled and my mother had no patience! I will never forget the sound of the comb snapping against his wedding band. Good memories for sure. Way to go dlmos!

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Default  Posted: 1:55 PM, August 16th (Friday)

Wow double post...

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Content  Posted: 2:47 PM, August 16th (Friday)

Aw, so cute!

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Default  Posted: 7:27 PM, August 16th (Friday)

She is so cute! Way to go Dad!

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Default  Posted: 9:15 PM, August 16th (Friday)

She's adorable...great job!

Check this site out:

There are some cute style that may look difficult but are pretty simple.

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Default  Posted: 2:49 AM, August 18th (Sunday)

great job! she is SO cute.

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Default  Posted: 8:11 AM, August 18th (Sunday)

What's this?
You're learning about French maids?
pm me dude.

She's a cutie!

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Default  Posted: 3:06 PM, August 18th (Sunday)

She's so cute!

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Default  Posted: 4:02 PM, August 18th (Sunday)


If you master the French Braid you'll be ahead of me...

But then, I have a boy and no girls to practice on.

I can't do my own... never could.

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Default  Posted: 6:44 PM, August 18th (Sunday)

Lol thanks everyone, especially for the links and PMs

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Default  Posted: 3:56 PM, August 19th (Monday)

Good job dlmos. I would expect nothing less from you though. You are a good daddy.

Did you see the video of the dad who used a vacuum cleaner to fix his daughter's ponytail? It was the cutest thing.

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Default  Posted: 11:05 PM, August 20th (Tuesday)

Awesome job there exH was always better at doing my daughter's hair than I was...he'd sit for ages and braid, roll it up, sort it out for her.....
She loved that "Daddy" did her hair....

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Default  Posted: 8:35 AM, August 22nd (Thursday)

Another easy fix is sponge curlers. The things cost something like $3.99 for a pack of 12, and they're usually sold by the hair bands and brushes. When her hair is wet, put a small spritz of hair gel on each lock and roll it up into one of the curlers. She can sleep in them pretty comfortably. In the morning, slowly unwind the curler and voila! Bouncy, curly hair. On a little girl, you really can't go wrong with this. Hedgehog wants hair like mine (natural spiral curls) but she only has the merest wave to her hair. We've been practicing this throughout the summer and we've got it down to an art. In 10 minutes she's got curlers in and wakes up with the cutest mop of curls in the morning. Piece of cake!

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Default  Posted: 9:42 AM, August 22nd (Thursday)

I want my hair braided for a camping trip I have to get someone else to do it.

Thank goodness I have a boy.

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