I was lucky enough to be able to shoot a video with my little girl Natalie for Johnson’s® No More Tangles® last night at the beautiful London hotel in NYC. It was a great night and Natalie had a blast! She was such a good girl…she’s not the biggest fan of getting her hair brushed and styled, but she was a real trooper! After she got out of “hair and no makeup”, we had a perfectly succinct interview with the lovely Tracy Perez, Parents Magazine and American Baby Magazine Beauty Editor, about managing her hair and what I (mostly Vera) does to keep it “untangled.”
I think Natalie was a bit overwhelmed with the questions and the cameras, but she still had fun with it…and so did I. The ridiculous part…I cut above my lip shaving and the thing would not stop bleeding…at all…for hours…it was crazy…so I had to wipe and speak quickly between pauses and cuts. I’m sure they thought I was crazy, but they were all great about it. Natalie even got to create some crafts after for some “B Roll” shots…she loved every minute of it!
Overall, it was a great time with a great brand that Vera and I love to support and have used personally for many years. I mean, seriously, I used Johnson’s growing up. Why in the world are all products not gentle with “No More Tears” like this…can anyone explain that to me?
Anyway, here’s some insight into Natalie’s Waterfall Braid (which she had thank goodness for school picture day today…score) as well as the Prettiest Twist Bun (which Natalie couldn’t quite get because her hair was just a bit too short). The Johnson’s® No More Tangles® is a must, truly. Natalie has very think, somewhat wavy hair that gets really messy if not taken care of all the time…and this is a life saver! They were pretty easy and look beautiful…give it a shot yourself!!
- Create a side part.
- Create a second part about 1/2 inch away from the first part towards opposite ear.
- Secure remaining hair out of the way with a hair tie.
- Let the thin-parted section of hair hang down over that secured section.
- Begin a French braid above the right eye by adding hair to the top strand of the braid like you normally would.
- Reach over to the thin parted section on the other side of the original part and grab a small strand of hair, giving it a few twists, and then bring it down across the entire French braid, adding it instead into the bottom strand before creating your next French stitch.
- Continue this process until you run out of hair to add into the braid.
- Once you run out of hair continue a regular French braid.
The Prettiest Twisted Bun
- Create a deep side parting (taking it back three inches from hairline)
- Create another section from that part line to the back of the head.
- Temporarily secure front section with a hair tie or clip.
- Brush the rest of the hair from right to left bringing it together to create a left side ponytail, and secure with a hair tie.
- Twist the tail around the ponytail securing it with bobby pins, creating a bun.
- Take the front section and start twisting it backwards until you run out of hair.
- Take the end of the hair and twist it around bun.
- Secure bun with hairpins and bobby pins.
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More about Tracy Perez
Tracy Perez is the beauty director at Parents and American Baby magazines. She produces and writes all beauty-related content for both publications, as well as for Parents.com. She has also written health, beauty, and lifestyle features for magazines including Shape, Prevention, and In Style. Tracy graduated summa cum laude from Syracuse University in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Spanish. In her free time, Tracy enjoys traveling, comedy shows, and volunteering for Girls Write Now, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring the future generation of women writers. She lives in New York City.