I have 3 daughters but one in particular loves to be different by experimenting with her looks.
No not tanning , makeup or dressing differently but her hair.
Being that there are 8 children , I always encourage our children to express themselves in any way they wish and recently my 11 year old daughter took to joining in on making the under hair shaven look her own style.
Now I know what some may say and yes her dad was very unopen to the idea of shaving her head but once he realized it was what she wanted , her hair would grow back and it did sound to look very cool , he gave into it and actually done the deed himself (with supervision of myself of course).
Only a small area was shaven in the shape of a peaked triangle and when her hair was down it was unnoticeable but once tied up it could be seen depending on it the rest of the hair covered it with a ponytail or what we went with, braided later on .
Drew was very impressed and immediately loved her choice of style and so did we .
Just as we were having fun with her hair style choices we received a great addition in the post courtesy of Character toys .
The three strand braider Easy Braids is said to be a handheld device that helps you to braid your hair easier if your struggling to do it by hand . It helps separate the hair into three sections and twists and turns it all by the press of a button , meaning no twiddly twisting of the hands or aching fingers and wrists.
The Easy Braids is aimed at children aged 5+. I think it may be a little fiddly without adult supervision and help for them to put the hair into the sections but after that process is complete it is all about pressing a button which is very easy and effortless.
This product costs around £19.99 and is available form most main toy retailers .
Drew love the idea of braids , I have never been great at them and just really starting to get the hang of them at 33 years old but after a few attempts with the easy braider and then a little more practice , I'm now a pro . Well in the daughters eyes.
The fact that it came with stylish beads and bands to add to the braids when finished made it even more fun and cool looking.
The Easy range has also got an Easy Nails too and hopefully we will be seeing more Easy range products alongside them.
In my honest opinion I have to admit that I found this rather difficult to use.
although I love the concept of the easy braider helping with those twists , I actually spent more time and confusion trying to add the strips of hair into each clip on the device making it twice as long to achieve the same effect without it .
I tried to let the daughter do it herself but she was unable to do it alone so its definitely not Easy enough for the smaller hands.
The device is really lite to hold but its rather chunky for the smaller hands and I found it rather fidgety to get to grasps with .
For me, results were that the braider helped me understand the whole braiding direction, it helped me see how to separate the strands and how to twist them spearatly into a plait but if anything the adding the strands to the clips was what made it hard and confusing for me .
You had to separate the hair into three sections, add each section through each clip which was then separately pulled through the tube before pressing the button to enable to device to do the braiding.
What do you think of the Easy braider, do you think this device would help you achieve that perfect plait ?
Let me know in the comments below if you've given it a try already .