Mom demonstrates how to make a prettier ponytail while wearing a teething necklace for moms

The Mum Mane: Faux Hawk Pony

The Mum Mane: Faux Hawk Pony

This braided hairstyle literally takes less than 5 minutes which makes it perfect for vacations, quick runs to the store, playdates or just any regular day as a mom when you don’t have time to wash, dry and curl/straighten your hair.

Mom demonstrates how to do a faux hawk ponytail while wearing a teething and nursing necklace made for mom

What you need

Dry Shampoo
Hairspray
Hair Tie

Step One.

Spray your hair with dry shampoo and do a little teasing at the top all the way to your crown just to give your hair some texture to grip the braid. Section off about a 3 inch wide section from the top all the way to the crown of your head and tie the rest with an elastic to keep it out of the way.

Mom demonstrates how to do a faux hawk ponytail while wearing a teething and nursing necklace made for mom

Step Two.

Start braiding the top in a dutch braid. With a dutch braid, you pull the sections underneath the braid, instead of over top like you would with a french braid. You should braid this pretty tight and once you get all of the top section of hair included in the braid, continue to braid about 5 inches past to make sure you have a braid to meet your ponytail.

Mom demonstrates how to do a faux hawk ponytail while wearing a teething and nursing necklace made for mom

Step Three.

Grab an elastic and tie it all together. You don’t need to pin the braid at all, just include it in the ponytail.

Mom demonstrates how to do a faux hawk ponytail while wearing a teething and nursing necklace made for mom

Don’t pull all of your hair through the ponytail. Leave a little bun and a tail of hair which we will deal with later.

Mom demonstrates how to do a faux hawk ponytail while wearing a teething and nursing necklace made for mom

Step Four.

Pull the outside edges of the braid apart. I like this braid really messy so the more you pull out, the better. You can go back up and down the braid pulling it apart until you get it as big as you like it.

Mom demonstrates how to do a faux hawk ponytail while wearing a teething and nursing necklace made for mom

Step Five.

Wrap the tail of the bun around the elastic to cover it up. It just gives the hairstyle a more polished look.

Mom demonstrates how to do a faux hawk ponytail while wearing a teething and nursing necklace made for mom

And you’re done!

Mom demonstrates how to do a faux hawk ponytail while wearing a teething and nursing necklace made for momMom demonstrates how to do a faux hawk ponytail while wearing a teething and nursing necklace made for mom

The great thing about this style is you really can’t mess it up; the messier the better. I swear my braid never looks the exact same each time I do it but it always looks really cool.

Teething/ Nursing Necklace: à la mum

Mom demonstrates how to do a faux hawk ponytail while wearing a teething and nursing necklace made for mom

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