|Moonlit morning - great for braiding =P|
Unfortunately the plan did not really work. Before I even left on Saturday afternoon he had shaken one braid loose. And by 6 am the next morning...
Yeah, most of them had come out. And the rest were covered with shavings and dust. Luckily I had allowed ample time to deal with this situation. And interestingly, the braids that did stay in were in great shape, once I cleaned them off. For future shows my plan will be to braid early the morning-of rather than waste effort the day before.
Also, I think I need to thin out his mane a tad, especially in the middle of his crest. The hair did not taper down at the bottom of the brads - they were thick, bluntish ends that made it very hard to tie off the braid.
This is my braiding kit, which was given to me as a gift several years ago. I've used zebra duct tape to fasten a twine so I can wear it as a belt.
On to the hair product. While Quic-braid comes well recommended, I can't quite bring myself to buy it yet. $10, plus shipping, really? I was going to pick up a bottle of mousse at the dollar store, but then realized I should check in the dark abyss under my sink at home. Lo and behold, a "texture twist" styling goop, which I got for free and only used once (and didn't think I'd likely ever use again).
Well, the goop did help hold the braids and effectively contained loose hairs. However, it was a little greasy once we brushed the braids out, and it gave his hair just a tad of an ashen color. Overall, good since it was free. And better than nothing which is what I used last time.
Hemie of course also got a nice big bucket of goodies. He still hasn't figured out that apples are delicious, but he sure loves his rice bran and beet pulp!