Most black girls have thick and curly hair that needs special care. However, this does not mean that black hair styling always requires to be long and complex, sometimes, having it braided is the priority, and it can come in numerous styles ranging from buns, puffs, and slicked-back ponytails, to two- and three-strand twists. This type of hairstyle is an essential identity of Black hair culture, it is stunningly beautiful and creative.
If you are in search of adorable and effortless hairstyles for your kids, we go over some common tips to handle your little ones’ hair; and curate the following list of coolest ideas that will definitely inspire you.
How to maintain your kids’ cornrows?
1. Protect their hair while sleeping
Make sure your child wears a satin bonnet to bed so that her hair is maintained to minimize any discomfort.
2. Keep their hair and scalp moisturized
Thick and heavy products causing excess build-up are not recommended to prevent their scalp from dryness. You can simply use a leave-in conditioner to spray their hair. Also, ensure she wears a shower cap while showering.
3. Oil your kids’ hair
Probably you can use an anti-itch scalp oil to maintain their hair roots healthy and supple. Remember to use it in moderation to avoid excessive oil as their scalp naturally produces oil.
4. Get rid of flakes on their scalp
Managing dandruff with braids is notoriously difficult. To treat any flaky areas on their hair, jojoba oil or peppermint oil is great for this purpose as they are famous for their anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. It is also highly recommended for you to make a homemade tea tree oil hair spray to keep dandruff or flakes under control.
How long can these hairstyles last on kids’ hair?
According to the general rule, it is probably best to keep braids for no more than 8 weeks at a time to guarantee optimal scalp and hair health. For children’s braids, 2 – 6 weeks is considered the appropriate length of time before removing them. This also depends on the size and the thickness of braids that they have (medium or large). Please note that since they do not pay attention to their looks at the same level as adults do, kids’ hair tends to frizz faster than that of adults, you can take their braids out before the scheduled time. Remember, before getting new cornrows, give their hair a chance to breathe after taking down their braids.
Take your time
Now that you have some tips to care for your little sweetie’s hairstyles, it’s time to look at the following list of the 13 most stunning examples. Many of them are so simple that you could do for your kids on average school days. So next time your little girls will come up to you and ask for new looks. How exciting is that? Check it out!