Your child’s kinky, curly, Black hair is an asset. Not every child gets to have those beautiful curls that your little one is born with. Notwithstanding this fact, however, is the very nature of curly hair as being hard to maintain and style. Unlike older children, you wouldn’t want to expose your young child’s hair to a lot of heat and styling tools.
You have to be more strategic about their hairstyles. Perhaps by now, you could be running out of ideas as to how you’re going to style your child’s hair. Give your child that confidence to rock their hair, especially with the US hair laws against discrimination. It’s time to get stylin’.
This article will discuss attractive and cute hairstyles you can use for your child’s next hairdo.
Finish It Off With A Bow
Bows are a no-fail to elevate your child’s hair. Whether you’re doing an updo, pigtail, or a ponytail, bows will always look great. You can mix and match according to their outfit color and style.
One of the most versatile and trendiest hairstyles for African-American hair is box braids. As its name suggests, the first thing you should do is to part the hair into different sections, also called boxes. Then, braid or plait each section of hair.
This is a time-consuming process, so if you’re after this look, you’ll want to be sure you give yourself enough time to complete your little child’s entire bed of hair without compromising on the quality of the braids.
One of the challenges of an ordinary ponytail is that at the end of a day of running around and playing, the ponytail itself may already start to get messy. You can get a better grip on the curls by braiding. There are many ways you can go about this. You can have one big braid for the ponytail, or you can divide the ponytail into multiple sections to have multiple braids.
Here’s a classic, clean, and elegant look. If you know how to do a simple French braid, you can do this, too, for your child. Or if you have the time, you can also go on YouTube for a tutorial, so you’ll learn how to do French braids.
There are generally two ways you can do a French braid on your kid’s hair. The first is to have just one braid for the entire hair, centered right in the middle of the head. Or you can section off the hair into two equal parts and have two French braids.
Hair Down And Lose
Here’s the simplest hairstyle you can do. Just let your child’s natural, rebellious, curly hair stay loose. To avoid the hair from covering the face, you can let your kid wear a headband or have some hair clips.
This is great for those in a rush and there really is just no more time to style your little one’s hair. Just be sure, however, to slather on a styling product or hair mousse as a part of their hair care routine to at least have some definition with the curls.
Updos are also a no-fail when it comes to curly hair. When your little one is off to school, a recital, or whatever other party where you want them to look neat, then go ahead and twist their hair in an updo. That way, you won’t ever have to worry about your child’s hair getting messy in the middle of the day or during the party.
With an updo, there are so many ideas for you to further accessorize their look. On top of using a bow, you can also use other hairpins or clips as what your little girl fancies. Or, you can keep it clean with a minimal and no-fuss bun.
Pigtails are also known as two ponytails. All you have to do is section off the hair into two equal parts. Then, tie those two sections together. You can either tie the hair at the top for a high pigtail or at the bottom for a lower one.
As you can see, there are many styles ideas and variations you can do when it comes to your child’s kinky, curly hair. With so many now that you can copy, you can avoid having bad hair days of letting their curly hair simply be messy. In fact, now you’ll never be without hairstyle ideas. Get the right brush, comb, and tools, and soon enough, styling your little one’s hair can be your daily parent-child bonding moment.