Natural Hairstyles for Kids

Hey Cuties,

Today I wanted to share some great natural hairstyles for kids. It’s been a year since I posted about my daughter’s hair regime, you can read it HERE. The short story is cradle cap took most of her hair out and I’ve been growing it back. I wash her hair weekly and put it in a protective style for the week. Once the weekend hits I take her hair down and let her wear puff balls/ponytails to let it breathe. Below are some of the styles I’ve done on her hair. These styles can be done on a variety of textures and lengths of hair so don’t be afraid to try them out if you like them.

I learned to braid when I was a child so that comes easy for me. If you don’t know how to cornrow I suggest trying out the two-strand twist hairstyles. I’ve included a tutorial on how to flat twist at the bottom.

Natural Hairstyles for Kids Puff 3
Washed hair + Blown out = Puff Ball + scarf to add a little color
Natural Hairstyles for Kids Puff 1
Washed hair + Blown out = Puff Ball
Natural Hairstyles for Kids Puff 2
Two day old braid out + headband
Natural Hairstyles for Kids Puff 4
Braid out into two puff balls + a cute bow
Natural Hairstyles for Kids Braid Twist 2
Cornrows into two strand twist + beads on the end
Natural Hairstyles for Kids Twist 1
Braids into a two strand twist mo-hawk + beads on the end
Natural Hairstyles for Kids Twist 2
Cornrows + Two strand twist
Natural Hairstyles for Kids Twist Out 1
Twist out from the style above + a bow
Natural Hairstyles for Kids Twist 3
Cornrows + Two strand twist
Natural Hairstyles for Kids Twist 4
Ponytails w/ beads + bow
Natural Hairstyles for Kids Twist 5
Two Strand twist + beads

To keep her hair out of her face I wrap small bundles of her twist into rubber bands.

Braid Out on natural hair
Braid Out
Natural Hairstyles for Kids Braid 1
2 French Braids braided up from the bottom into two puff balls.
Natural Hairstyles for Kids Braid 3
Braided up-do into mini puffs
Natural Hairstyles for Kids Braid 4
Cornrows straight back + beads
Natural Hairstyles for Kids Braid 5
Diagonal braids up into two pony tails + beads
cornrow up do on natural hair
Same style as above but w/ bigger braids
Natural Hairstyles for Kids Braid 7
Triangle box braids into pony tails + beads
Natural Hairstyles for Kids Braid 8
Half straight back cornrows into pony tails & straight down + beads
Natural Hairstyles for Kids Braid 9
Old School braid style + beads

Her hair has gotten to long for this hair style.

Natural Hairstyles for Kids Braid 11
This is one of my favorite quick styles for her. I use rubber bands to connect her braids
Natural Hair Routine
Dirty Hair = Took down her old hairstyle. Washed Hair = Washed and towel dried. Blown Hair = Blown out with a blow dryer. Braided Hair = Box braids + beads

This is how I learned to flat twist.

Natural Hairstyles for Kids

Because this post was so popular I’ve created a Part II.

Natural Hairstyles for Kids Part II
Part II

If there is a hairstyle you would like to see let me know. Do you have a go to style for your little one? Chat with me in the comment section below or FB, IG or Twitter.


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  1. Those are all really cute hair styles. She looks super cute in all of them. Thanks for the great ideas.

  2. She is such a cutie! That being said: THAT IS A LOT OF HAIR! You did good getting her hair back! But see, this is why God blessed me with a boy! LOL

  3. She is just too cute! I am glad her cradle cap issue is over! I remember my baby sister having it and my daughter had it too! I probably did too lol. These styles are so cute. I love the puff ball with the scarf 🙂

  4. I am jealous. Doing all sorts of hairstyles is one of my frustrations. Im stuck with the ponytail. And you did an awesome job with all these hairstyles. It’s actually fun to be able to do these hairstyles with little girls. It keeps the hair neat and I think they enjoy it.

  5. Oh my goodness! I love all of these and she is adorable to boot. What a great mom you are for spending so much time to make your daughter look and feel beautiful. My mom cut my hair in a pixie until I was old enough to take care of it myself because she didn’t ever want to mess with it.

  6. She is adorable! Her hair looks perfect on her. I must say, you have some serious talent in doing all those dos! Though my favorite is the Washed hair + Blown out = Puff Ball (she is like a little lady in that), I am amazed with how you can braid her hair like that. I don’t have the patience 😀 . Amazing job momma!

  7. I love seeing the different hairstyles for children. I use to do my daughters hair in different hairstyles when she was younger. She is a teen and loves doing her own hair.

  8. Wow, beautiful design hairstyles love the different children looks. Which I could braid hair it take a lot of skill especially doing kids hair.

  9. Look at all those beautiful natural hairstyles for the kiddies! I wish being a natural kid was as prominent as it is today…we just had twist and plaits with barretts as options.

  10. I needed that video because me and this little girl…it takes 3 hours to do her hair from washing, conditioning, blow drying and then flat ironing because I don’t know what else to do. She is natural but on school mornings I don’t have time to comb through her hair and I don’t know how to braid or twist smh. I should be practicing this summer so I can know something when she starts school

  11. These are all adorable. When my girls were little, I loved to French Braid their hair. They sure didn’t have as many options as your little model does. She’s adorable!

    1. Thanks Nadeen, I love that she takes pride in getting her hair done. She will say if she wants her hair up or down and with or without beads.

  12. These are all cute natural hairstyles. I will try some of these styles on a little one (my cousin), if they can sit still! 🙂 This is great inspiration!

  13. First, she’s ADORABLE! So, so cute!

    I taught myself how to braid and flat twist. It’s one of my biggest accomplishments as a mommy! I’m better at twisitng however, so that’s what I stick to. Love your creativity in the styles!

  14. I love that you blogged about this ♥ My mom would do all these hair styles on me when i was younger. Aww your daughter is the cutest and her hair is growing so beautifully.

  15. What great highlighted hair styles! Your little model is a cutie! I honestly never thought about how many ways someone’s hair could be done, including my own!

  16. I’m here for Nori pics and the hairstyles are just a bonus. My favorite is the two braids with puff at the top. Adorable! I’m not that great at braiding but I’m trying to teach myself because it makes school days pretty easy.

    1. Hahahaha, I know you are. I agree, braiding has been a huge time saver for me when it comes to her hair. I need a style that will last at least 5 days.

  17. OH my goodness, these are some seriously adorable hairstyles! I’m forwarding this to my friend, she’s always looking for new hairstyles for her little girl!

  18. Your daughter is SUPER cute. My daughter suffered from cradle cap when she was a baby and was bald for a long time, I thought her hair would never grow back. Thankfully it did! I love all the cute styles you shared and I will be trying some of these on my little girl.

  19. She is so adorable! All the hairstyles look good on her. I’ve always wondered how they do those braids. Seems like hard to do for me. 🙂

  20. What a fantastic job you do on her hair! I love all the different style braids you can do and they are all so cute on her.

  21. These are great hairstyles. I love that she is so patient and will let you do her hair. My daughter hated to sit still while i would do her hair.

  22. I am so obsessed with doing hair because I’m absolutely horrible at it, and I’m the mother of two girls. Poor things LOL. Accessories are a definite must-have.

  23. Ohh my gosh she is adorable! You go mama for having the patience for creating all those hairstyles. I sometimes can’t even deal with my own!

  24. Aww these are all such adorable hairstyles. I wish my daughter would let me put her hair up.

  25. I have 4 daughters. To say that I do not have the time it takes to cater to each scalp would be an understatement. The older they get the pickier they become. I love all of the styles you showed. Do you use different products on her hair now that she is older?

    1. Oh wow Cia, you really do have your worked cut out for you. I use the same products on her as mentioned in the other post. So long as it works I plan to stick with it.

  26. How cute is she and all your baby styles are just too cute. Thanks for sharing. I can share these styles with my nieces for their babies hair #blmgirl

  27. OMG I die from the cute. SO many sweet hairstyles. I just love doing my girl’s hair. I never had much hair to work with as a child so I enjoy doing my girls!

  28. Wow these hair styles are so cute!! SO many different styles too will keep the kids interested with the changes.

  29. Thank you so much for sharing. I have a 7 year old daughter whose hair I’m trying to grow. I am going to try this and can’t wait to see the results. Right now she only wears braids because I don’t know how to comb hair but this styles seem pretty easy to do so I should be good. I do have a question though. How often do you clip her ends. I have only did my daughters twice in 7 years so I’m wondering if that’s why it’s not growing as fast.

    1. Lavonda, I hope these help you out. My daughter is three and thus far I’ve only clipped her ends once. If her ends appear to be unhealthy then you should give them a trim. Maybe evaluate them every couple of months. Typically natural hair doesn’t need to be clipped as often as permed hair. Hope this helps.

  30. What type of products do you use on your little cuties twist out to preserve the curl? Love all your styles by the way. I’m interested in trying some of the natural poof/fro/ twist out looks since I always do braids with beads (give my girls some other options). Thanks!!!

    1. Thanks, Ava.

      I use Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk and Mielle Tiny Tots Curl Enhancing Cream on her hair as I twist it up. I don’t add any additional product for the twist out. She wears a bonnet at night and finger fluff the next day.

      You could use a little oil or water mist in a spray bottle to give it new life.

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