I am always looking for creative hairstyles for my natural hair daughter and so I decided to share some that I have done over the years.
I hope you enjoy and you are able to use some on your kiddos 🙂
Here are some natural hairstyles for kids:
Wash & Go
This was just a test to stretch her hair since she has a lot of shrinkage, to see how it would look and how long it would last on her hair. I was surprised she actually sat through this and actually kept it in her head all day to air dry. It lasted one day and the straight hair was gone. It remained stretched out until I added moisturizer and it was back to curly.
Braid outs & Twist outs
I love individual braids because it is low maintenance on the hair, it can last up to two weeks (with touch ups), and you can do different hairstyles with it. It is also a great protective style.
Two-strand Twists (three strand braid at the roots and two strand twist on the ends)
Most people do two stand twists with just two stands but I like to start out with three stand braid and finish with two stand twist. It looks neater and it holds longer. Also a great protective style.
I love cornrows because you can be very creative with it. I am always looking for different hair styles to try. It is another protective style that will help promote growth. Really any style that minimizes combing or maneuvering the hair strands is a protective style. One advise I can give is try not to braid the hair too tight. Braiding the hair too tight can cause breakage and also pull the hair out from the follicle, which defeats the purpose of putting the hair in braids; so be gentle with the little ones 🙂
Here is a site with some other hairstyles you can try.
My favorite hair style when she was a baby and tiny tot. I still do them now but not as often since her hair gets really tangled.
Single Ballerina Bun
Any questions please leave a comment and I will do my best to answer 🙂
Happy parenting <3 🙂