I'm joining with some fellow bloggers this month to share styles that emphasize that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Before I explain how I did the style, I want to take just one minute to encourage all the ladies out there to PLEASE know your risk, remember to be aware of any changes in your breasts, and make sure you get your regular clinical breast exams. Breast cancer has affected multiple people in my family, and I can say with complete certainty that early detection and treatment is absolutely vital. If you're due to have a breast exam, don't put it off - call your doctor right away!
Quick fact: Did you know that it is recommended that women over the age of 20 are encouraged to have a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years? Woman over 40 should have one annually. Again, call your doctor if it's time for your exam.
And now...moving on to hair:
To do Syd's style, I first parted her hair from ear to ear and cornrowed the back straight down in about 10 cornrows.
|I promise the part goes straight across...she was just sitting funny in the picture. :)|
Next, I cornrowed a ribbon shape into the top section of hair. Then I just cornrowed the rest down away from the ribbon. The top half looked like this:
After the cornrows were done, I used my plastic craft needle to wrap the ribbon shape with a long pink ribbon. When I ran out of cornrow and got down to just the regular braid hanging down, I just wove the ribbon back and forth through the braid. Syd and I both love the results!
For more information about breast cancer, you can check out Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The National Cancer Institute, and the American Cancer Society.