D.I.Y. Mother’s Day Bonding Styles and Recipes

Kids hair authority and author of Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair, Cozy Friedman and beauty expert and author of Bonding Over Beauty, Erika Katz have created the cutest do-it-yourself styles and beauty recipes for Mother’s Day. Bond with your little girl this Mother’s Day with these fun styles and beauty recipes that you can do together for years!

Cozy’s French Braid Headband

Besides being a great way to keep hair off the face, this braided headband makes its own accessory. You or your little one can wear it with the hair hanging down in back, or with a ponytail.

What You’ll Need:

Wide-tooth comb

Fine-tooth comb

Ponytail holders

Jaw clip

Decorative bobby pins (optional)

Step 1: Start with damp hair (either towel –dried or misted) and use a wide-tooth comb to detangle the hair.

Step 2: Use a fine-tooth comb to draw a horizontal line across the crown from the top of one ear to the top of the other ear. From the line, comb the hair forward to the face. Pull the hair in back of the line into a ponytail holder or jaw clip so it stays out of your way.

Step 3: Choose which ear you want the braid to start from. Tilt the head so the ear you’ve chosen is facing up toward the ceiling. With your child’s ear tilted up, being making the braided headband using the hair in front of the part.

Step 4: Once you’ve reached the other ear, secure the braid with a ponytail holder. If you like, tuck it behind the ear and pin it in place with a few bobby pins. Remove the ponytail holder or jaw clip used in Step 2 and style as you like. Finish by adding sparkly or decorative hairpins through different parts of the braid (optional).

Erika’s Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Facial

Oatmeal is a wonderful ingredient to calm irritated skin and absorb excess oil. It also cleanses pores. Chocolate has antioxidants which prevent damage to the skin’s elastin, hydrate the skin, and give it moisture. The heavy cream smoothes and softens skin.

What You’ll Need:

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ cup honey

3 tablespoons heavy cream

3 tablespoons dry, uncooked oatmeal

To Make: Mix all ingredients well in a small bowl. This recipe should be used right away. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week but must be brought to room temperature to use.

To Use: Apply mask all over face and let sit for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

 Cozy and Erika’s books are both great gifts for Mother’s Day! For more information on Cozy and Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair, please visit www.socozy.com. For more information on Erika and Bonding Over Beauty, please visit, www.bondingoverbeauty.com.