Kids may not understand it yet, but they too need to look pretty. So, whether it’s a school day or the holiday season, always look for a kids hairstyle that flatters your child. A lot of the time, guardians limit themselves to the standard hairdos yet there is so much to explore. Here are 25 cute and trendy styles for kids.
African kids hairstyles
The greatness and uniqueness of the kinky African hair can never go unnoticed. However, for a kid, managing an afro every day may be a hassle as constant combing is a bit painful and the African hair is prone to shrinking. On the other hand, perming or straightening on a regular basis may result in breakage, dryness, frizz, and hair weakening. Luckily, there are other alternatives that work best for African kids.
Simple natural hairstyles for kids
Forget about the notion that natural hair is not manageable, more so for kids regardless of what you do to it. In fact, if you want your child to grow healthy hair, then natural hairstyles may be the best option you have. Also, the versatility that comes with keeping natural hair is unmatched. You can wear your kids’ hair in any style you desire. With these hairstyles, scalp protection is a guarantee. Plus, you can throw away all those chemical-filled relaxers that only weaken your child’s hair. Moreover, some natural hairstyles do not require regular visits to the salon; you can wash and style. As such, you end up spending less on your kid’s hair. Here are some simple natural hairstyles for kids that you should definitely try on your kid’s hair:
Fancy bantu knots
Bantu knots are a favorite African hairstyle as they incorporate a tribal vibe but still make your kid look classy and elegant.
For the style above, you can see that the front has Bantu knots plus cornrows while the back part has Bantu knot twist outs.
If you want a hairstyle that you can complete in under five minutes, then always go for an afro updo. Here are some styling options:
You can hold those beautiful kinks into a frohawk. The hairstyle works for all face types, and you have numerous styling options.
For the above hairdo, you can create a mohawk by holding the hair from the sides to the center, and use pins to secure.
Alternatively, you can convert four ponytails with twist-outs into a mohawk and accessorize with a ribbon.
You can also have cornrows on the sides and a mohawk in the middle.
You can create twist outs using two strand twists or Bantu knots. Before making these twists, ensure the kid’s hair is clean, moisturized, and detangled. You can use natural gels or shea butter to achieve better, more defined curls.
Twists parted by a heart-shaped cornrow
With this hairstyle, you will combine great twists with a heart-shaped cornrow partition.
Kids plaiting hairstyles- Zigzag cornrows
Zigzag lines are another suitable hairstyle for school days. The hairstyle allows your child to show off her beautiful hair and feel good.
Kids plaiting hairstyle- Heart shaped cornrows
With cornrows, you can achieve just about any shape. The heart-shaped cornrows are a fun way to shift from the regular lines.
You can also plait the heart-shaped cornrows on one side of the head and let the rest of the hair flow to the back.
Cornrows with twists
Twists are a protective hairstyle that flatter all face shapes and sizes. Now, you pair cornrows and twists as they look amazing. For kids, you have a variety styling choices for this hairdo.
A bun holds together some of the cornrows while the rest of them run down to the back.
Kids hairstyles Kenya- Pussycat
Cornrows with two buns at the center is a favorite hairstyle in Kenya. Most guardians prefer this hairstyle because it is easy to maintain and it flatters the child’s face. The size of the cornrows varies depending on your preferences. But, it is always advisable to have mid-sized cornrows.
Kids hairstyles Kenya-Banana lines
Banana lines are mid-sized cornrows plaited in a particular angle and held together at the center of the head.
While preparing your kids for a cornrow style, ensure you clean and moisturize their hair. Also, choose a stylist who will not pull or strain your child’s hair as this would result in hair damage on the edges. For maintenance, use natural oils such as castor oil, olive oil, or coconut oil to prevent dandruff and keep the scalp healthy. Also, avoid washing the cornrows regularly as they will become unkempt faster. Lastly, remember to condition your kid’s hair once in a while as it will help prevent breakage when you undo her hair. The recommended timeline for the cornrow hairstyles is three weeks to a month.
Kids hairstyles braids
Braids are the other protective alternative for young kids; they prevent hair breakage, support hair growth, and seal in moisture. Like with adults, there are many braid hairstyles for kids. Since braids are very versatile, your child can wear them in different colors, styles, braiding techniques, shapes, textures, and patterns. You can choose to braid using natural hair or use extensions. The advantage of extensions is that they add volume and length. Nonetheless, children always look good with their natural hair.
Braids hairstyles pictures
Braids hairstyles for kids – Box braids
Thick, short, three strand box braids always look good on kids. You can choose any size (medium, small, large) for your kid. But remember, thin box braids take longer to fix and may not be as convenient for children. Therefore, always opt for the medium to large size braids. Remember, braids should not be too tight as this may lead to scalp irritation. Also, before braiding, always ensure that your child’s hair is clean and moisturized. You can use a natural braid spray to maintain the braids.
Cornrows with unicorn braids bun
Adding unicorn braids to your kid’s cornrows is an exciting way of achieving a fun, and elegant look. Plus, most girls love the color pink, blue, and other bright colors.
Side swept braids
The hairstyle is similar to the lemonade. Side braids always give that chic and sassy look.
Criss cross braids with a bow bun
Crisscross braids are hot, but they are nowhere near to the bow bun. The criss-cross lines give shape to the hairstyle while the bow bun provides an exciting finish to the style.
Half afro bun with pom pom braids
Pom pom braids are perfect for the festive season. You can switch up the braids by having a half afro bun.
Twists are two strand braids plaited using natural hair or extensions. For kids, natural hair twists are the best option as it is easy to braid them. But if you want extra volume or height, then feel free to use extensions.
Kids hairstyles braids for school
As the holidays come to a close, here are some African hairstyles for kids to wear to school.
Long pigtail braids
Pigtail braids are a classic hairstyle that flatters different textures of hairs. The style enables you to tame your kid’s afro into neat lines to the back. You can also use different plaiting techniques for this style.
Cornrows with stitch braids on the back held together by two buns
Stitch braids are plaiting method that involves creating an elegant box-like line.
Kids hairstyles girls – Dutch braids
Dutch braids are as girly as they look. The hairstyle is chic and elegant and comfortable to plait and maintain. If your child has short hair, you can always use extensions.
At times, you need a crown that will hold the cornrows or afro together for as long as possible. The hairstyle is also perfect for a girl on a bridal team.
Girls hairstyles Kenya-Colored braids
Currently, ombre braids are in season. Nonetheless, kids always look good with any color. Purple, pink, blue, and grey are some of the colors for braids hairstyles for kids,
Neat pencil lines
Pencil lines are similar to Abuja lines. The hairstyle involves braiding using thin hair and gradually increasing the size of the hair as you approach the end.
Kids hairstyles with beads
When it comes to accessorizing your kid’s hair, you have so many options. For some people, colorful rubber bands are the way to go while others prefer beads. So, if beads and rubber bands were to compete, who would win? Well, beads naturally blend with any hairstyle. Plus, you have various options; plain, tribal, colorful, metal, and plastic.
Switch up that cornrow style by adding beads on the ends of the lines. You can choose to play with color or settle for your child’s favorite. The colored beads always add some element of fun and style to the look
Tribal braids are in style. The hairstyle flatters the young and the old. You can complement this hairstyle by adding tribal beads. Alternatively, you can use the regular colorful beads
- Afro hair updo plus cornrows and beads
With this hairstyle, you can tame your child’s hair using three cornrows then accentuate the whole look by adding beads to the middle line. The hairstyle is unique, trendy, and appealing to the eye. Also, it is a perfect style if your child is part of a bridal team.
- Engraved beaded hairstyle
- Let you child hairstyle tell what he or she is feeling. The best way to express personality or character is by engraving words using beads. The hairstyle uses the same concept as engraved beaded bracelets.
- Beaded goddess braid updo
Upgrade the goddess braid look with gold and silver beads.
- The beads add detail to this elegant hairstyle.
- Tip: Young kids may want to play around with the beads often. As such, the kids can ruin the hairstyle in days. Therefore, when fixing the beads ensure you secure the ends of the hair.