Monday, February 13, 2012

Cozy's Complete Guide to Girls' Hair

Cozy's Heart Braid

What You’ll Need:
 Wide-tooth comb
Fine-tooth comb
Hair clip
Ponytail holders

15 minutes

Step 1: Starting with damp hair (either towel-dried or misted), use a wide-tooth comb to detangle the hair.  Then, using a fine-tooth comb, part the hair down the middle of the head.  Clip one side up right above the ear.

Step 2: On the other side of the part, use the fine comb to gather a thin section of hair from the crown.  This section should measure about 2 inches from the hairline to the top of the head.

Step 3: Divide this section into three, and begin a French braid starting at the crown and curving toward the temple, then toward the back of the head, like the top lobe of a heart.  You will be lifting hair into the braid only from this side of the part.  Leave no loose hair in front of the ears.

Step 4: When you reach the center part at the back of the head, secure the braid with a ponytail holder.  If the hair is very long, end the braid about midear; the ends will hang down the back.

Step 5: Unclip the hair on the other side of the part and repeat the process.  Secure with a ponytail holder.

Step 6: Join the ends of the braids together in the back with a ponytail holder to form the bottom point of the heart. 

Looking for a unique hair style for Valentine's Day then you should definitely try the Love Braid!  

 The picture and instructions above were taken from a lovely book called Cozy's Complete Guide to Girl's Hair by Cozy Friedmand.  Anything you could ever need to know about how to style your child's hair you can find in this fabulous book.  And when I say anything I mean anything,  it covers everything from Hair Type to Hair Emergency and just about anything else you can think of. 

Now, I don't have any daughters but I do have three sons,  each with different hair types.  My first son had straight hair,  my second son has very curly hair, and my third son has very loose soft curls so I was able to find out some interesting things about all three of their hair.  When I read about how important it is not to brush curly hair because it will make it look fuzzy I just nodded my head because I couldnt agree more!  That has happened way too many times so I knew exactly what they are talking about.  It is best to comb curly hair with a wide tooth comb when it is wet which is what we usually have to do to style his hair.  

While flipping though the Trendy Tails section I came across a style that really caught my eye,  the wrapped ponytail.  I myself would love to do my hair like this but I am waiting for a special occasion which just so happens to be this weekend when I go on an overnight vacation.   The Braid Brigade section is really cool,  especially for me because I only know how to do regular braids.  The Braid Brigade section will teach you how to do all kinds of neat braids from basic to more intricate such as the Fishtail Braid.  In a hurry and need to fix your daughters hair within only 5 minutes?  No problem,  there is even a section for that too!

Pages:  This hard back book includes 190 pages full of photos,  tips, instructions,  and ideas.  

Buy It: You can purchase Cozy's Complete Guide to Girls Hair for only $15.95.

Learn More:  To learn more about this book, her salon, and line of hair care products please visit

About the Author:
Cozy Friedman is the author of this fantastic book.  The idea first entered her mine after hearing about her friends nephews traumatic first hair cut experience.  She decided to create a salon where kids were of the most importance.  After earning her barber license she went on to open Cozy Cuts for Kids.  Fiffteen years later and Cozy is now a mother of two and own three salons where many children of famous celebrities have visited.  She also has her very own childrens hair care line called So Cozy Hair Care for Children which is distributed world wide.  

*Disclaimer - I received a copy of the book mentioned above,  free of charge,  for review purposes.  In no way did this alter my opinion of their products.  All of my opinions are one hundred percent honest and true.


My Journey With Candida said...

My Granddaughters both have long hair and love doing different things with it. I am sure they would love all the different ideas.