2 Easy Braids for Girls & Link up

April 5, 2016



Today I felt it would be fun to show off my little ladies, and their easy braids, because Spring and Summer warrant lots of braids to keep girls and women cool right?Β Before I show off the braids I want to introduce you to the products that we have come to love that have helped make these braids possible and manageable especially for little girls (like mine) who hate their hair being brushed or styled.Β 

The products my girls (and a thankful mom and dad too) have come to love is SoCozy. SoCozy was started by a woman named Cozy (yes for real) that wanted to offer attention to care of children’s experience during haircuts in a time in the early 90’s where haircuts for kids may not have been “cozy” or “fun”. Since her salon success Cozy now offers hair products, known as SoCozy. SoCozy does just that and provides care and attention to a child’s hair, especially my kids who use the 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner and Wash, and my girls, the SoCozy detangler and styling mousse almost daily to help with their unmanageable tangles or frizz. The 3-in-1 allows for tear free baths and leaves hair feeling soft and smelling fruity.




Now on to the hairstyles:

French Fishtail Braid:


Step 1: Spray in SoCozy Detangler and brush hair of tangles when hair is wet or dry. *psst the detangler contains conditioner which helps so don’t spray too much so hair doesn’t appear real greasy.

Step 2: Gather a section of hair in the middle

Step 3: Divide the section in two pieces, two halves.

Step 4: Take a thin section of hair from the side and bring it across one of the half sections and then cross sections side by side taking thin strands from the sides as you go. Or follow this tutorial #2 for clearer instructions or visual.

Step 5: Finish off the braid with a hair band.




Two Cords of Braids Together:


Follow the same step as above, use So Cozy Detangler spray when hair is wet or dry and brush out tangles.

Step 1: Take a towel of SoCozy Behave Styling Mousse and apply this foam to hair and scrunch for a curl or wave like effect.

Step 2: Take one front section of hair from one side of the head, divide into three sections and follow a normal braid to the end. Tie or clip this or have child hold end.

Step 3: Take another section on the other side of the head and divide into three sections following a normal braid to the end like Step 2.

Step 4: Take both braided ends and tie them together.

Step 5: Scrunch hair at the ends to curl or wave a bit.


There you have it. Two lovely braids for little girls that can be done easily and fast. I also want to let you know that SoCozy has a cool set for swimmers or days spent at the pool or beach and these are the SoCozy Swim Leave-in: treatment and detangler and SoCozy swim 3-in-1 shampoo, conditioner +wash. We can’t wait to try these out as swimming time rolls around.


*SoCozy provided the above products in exchange for a review but all opinions are 100% mine and not that of SoCozy. Thank you for supporting the brands or sponsors of my blog.

Now for “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up

Rachel of Garay Treasures blog:



Rachel is a former full time preschool special education teacher turned full time stay-at- home mom of four children with a passion for substitute teaching and blogging at Garay Treasures on the side. Garay Treasures is a fashion and lifestyle blog with some added posts on faith and everyday treasures. Rachel loves drinking several cups of coffee a day (hot or iced), blogging, and reading and playing with her children. You can follow Rachel by bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Meet your co-host Ada of Elegance & Mommyhood

Ada Intro Pic 1

“Hello Garay Treasures readers. My name is Ada and I blog at Elegance and Mommyhood – a blog about personal style on a budget, motherhood, real life updates, enjoying the simple things in life and a lot of mommy+me posts featuring my beautiful toddler girl, Vivian. On Thursdays I also have my own linkup called “Thursday Moda” (here), which is usually open around 11.00 PM Eastern on Wednesday nights. However this week, the linkup will be open on Wednesday morning (bright and early tomorrow). Rather than that you can find me on Instagram, Bloglovin or Pinterest. I welcome you to stop by and follow me.

Thank you Rachel for having me today. Pleasure being your co-host, again.”

Now on to the Featured 5 from last week:


Fashion Bloggers should invest in 3 things according to Ashley, see what they are here.


I love seeing creative ways fashion bloggers remix clothing pieces. See what Leah did.


See what the best colors to wear for Spring guide is here.

Darling, Dearest

Sometimes we find the perfect article of clothing and can’t stop proclaiming it. See Emily’s.

goody hairbrushes pinterest 2

Want to know how to get the best hairstyles with 3 brushes, see here.

Now it is your turn, please follow the rules below and enjoy!

1). Please link up recent posts and include the link up button or post this URL link back on your blog. The posts can be about fashion, DIY projects, recipes, inspiration, tips, etc. *If you link up other link ups or giveaways please be sure you share this link up on your link up post to share the blog love and I will be sure to link up to yours. Also please follow me in the below social medias and let me know how you are following and I will follow back. Thank you!

2). Please follow your host: Rachel of Garay Treasures either by Bloglovin, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter or all. Comment below and let me know how you are following so I can follow back.

3). Stop by and check out the other bloggers who have linked up and be inspired.

4). Have fun! Comment below if you have any questions! Thanks for linking

To link up it would be great if you linked my button to your post that you link up. Get button code below:

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Linking up with: Turning Heads Tuesday Lisa, Melissa, Style Me Wednesday, Trendy Wednesday, Sandyalamode, Confident Twosday, Pumps and Push-ups, Thursday Fashion Files, Whitney, Grace, Trend-Spin,Leelo, Michelle, The Mummy Chronicles, Alice, Spotlight Weekly, Top of the World Style, Two Peas in a Blog (Tuesdays), Style Elixir (Tuesdays), The Style Files (Fridays), Elegantly Fashionable, Jaymie, Lauren, Carylee, Rachelle, Cappaccino and Fashion, Book of Leisure, Monica, Carrie, Style Me Weekly, Forage Fashion, Myriad Musings, Jennie, Molly, Cherie, Not dead Yet Style, Clairejustinexoxo, Wednesday Wearables, Fashionably Employed, Posh Classy Mom, Sheela Writes, Daily Style Finds, The Mix (Thursdays)

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  • Sheree April 5, 2016 at 12:25 am

    They look so darling and I can’t wait for my girl to grow a little older so that we can do these girlie things together πŸ™‚

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles April 5, 2016 at 1:11 am

    Have a great week!


  • Happiness at Mid Life April 5, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Emily April 5, 2016 at 1:19 am

    I think my parents used to consider it a success of they could get a brush through my hair… Braiding it as lovely as these would have been a dream!! Thank you so very much for the feature, Rachel! It makes my day:)!

  • Katie D (Hello Katie Girl) April 5, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Your daughters are adorable and stylish just like their mom! I love how you braided their hair. I think even adults could wear these styles. Thanks for hosting and have a fantastic week!


  • Dana April 5, 2016 at 2:39 am

    Aaww your girls are sooo cute!
    My daughter is 25 now but when she was little I loved to try out different hair styles with her! She looked so nice and it was better for her while playing because she had veeery long hair! πŸ™‚

    have a nice week dear
    Dana πŸ™‚

  • Tiina L April 5, 2016 at 4:29 am

    Your daughters look so cute! I bet they loved being the style stars here.

  • Irene Papadopoulou April 5, 2016 at 5:00 am

    love the braids! both are amazing! thank you Rach for hosting

  • Debbie Stinedurf April 5, 2016 at 5:42 am

    That fishtail braid is beautiful Rachel! Weird fact…I can braid my own hair, but not my daughters! Lol! I wish I could because I’m loving that braid on your daughter.

  • Monica April 5, 2016 at 6:21 am

    I’m a sucker for braids so these are definitely great ideas!


  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom April 5, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Thanks for sharing these, I want to try that french fish tail braid in Autumn’s hair!


  • Jill April 5, 2016 at 6:43 am

    I’ve never been able to braid but I’m going to try the fishtail on my daughter and see how it turns out! Thanks for sharing the steps!

    Doused In Pink

  • Carrie April 5, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Great post, Rachel! Love seeing you style the hair of your little darlings!

  • Elle Spann April 5, 2016 at 7:01 am

    my mom braided my hair all of the time! I always loved the fishtail:)
    Southern Elle Style

  • Celia M. - High Heeled Life April 5, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Your darlings look tres adorable!! ~ sounds like a fabulous product – will be sharing with my sister-in-law , my niece has curly hair and its always an adventure in styling her hair πŸ™‚

  • Laura April 5, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Such cute braided options! Your girls are adorable!

  • Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life April 5, 2016 at 7:49 am

    What simple yet stunning braids your daughters have! Cute dresses too!

  • Marta April 5, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Very cute braids, want to do those for my daughters!

  • Dawn Lucy April 5, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Such cool braids! Come do my hair! Adorable girls too … sooooo pretty!

    Dawn Lucy

  • Shea April 5, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Aww, your girls’ braids look great! I’m always so impressed seeing moms do fun stuff with their kiddos’ hair! My son’s hair is getting really long too (nearly long enough to braid, ha!) so I need to try that detangler spray on him!

  • Amy Arnold April 5, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Cute braids!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Becky @ bybmg April 5, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Braids are so fun! I wish I knew how to braid my hair better! Such cute little ones you have!

  • amy April 5, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Such pretty braided looks!

  • Lanae Bond April 5, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Your daughters look so cute with their spring dresses on! I also love how you braided their hair! Braids are a great style for little girls!

  • Ashley April 5, 2016 at 11:50 am

    How cute are those braids?? I love little girls in braids. It always felt like such a special day when my mother would braid my hair before school!

    And thank you for the feature from last week — you made my day!!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

  • Mary Murnane April 5, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    So cute! Love this post!!


  • Alissa April 5, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Awwwww! What little cuties!

  • Alecz April 5, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Oh my goodness, these braids are so cute on your girls!


  • Melanie@Toots + Dill April 5, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    I never was able to get a braid right!! These are too cute!! =)

  • Shannon April 5, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    How adorable!! I love braiding me nieces hair even though she doesn’t have much yet! haha These both look too cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • rania April 6, 2016 at 9:30 am

    I only have boys so I never get to style anyone’s hair except mine. It does give me ideas to work on my hair. Would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/04/04/porcelain-skin/

  • Sheela Goh April 7, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I love having little girls. Sugar and spice and all things nice including long hair to braid and pretty dresses to wear and all the hormonal rollercoaster rides that come with it GRIN I just braided Eve’s hair too this morning. Some side braid leading all the way to the back, twisted it around the ponytail. Sounds fancier and prettier than it actually is but hey, at least it hasn’t fallen apart. Yet πŸ™‚

  • Ashley April 11, 2016 at 12:49 am

    How cute are those little braids. I’ve always been afraid of trying the fishtail, but I might have to face my fears πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!