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.
To keep her hair out of her face I wrap small bundles of her twist into rubber bands.
Her hair has gotten to long for this hair style.
This is how I learned to flat twist.
Because this post was so popular I’ve created a Part II.
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
Those are all really cute hair styles. She looks super cute in all of them. Thanks for the great ideas.
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
Girl she has all the hair, that is why I keep cutting mine.
Chubskulit Rose says
Wow, that’s a lot of hair style and all of it looks good your pretty little darling’s hair! She could be a model!
Thanks Chubskulit, if she wasn’t so shy I would totally allow her to model.
Christy Maurer says
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 🙂
Thanks Christy, I was so glad it was over. My first didn’t have it.
R U S S says
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.
Give some a try on the weekend when you have a little more time.
Cherri Megasko says
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.
Cherri her father would kill me. lol My mom wasn’t good at doing my hair as a kid.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
You did such an amazing job on her hair! I love those pig tails! They’re so cute!
Thanks Stacie, its a great creative outlet for me too.
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!
Emma its funny that some of her styles make her look older than others.
Sandy KS says
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.
Thanks Sandy, I bet she loved them. I can’t imagine my little one doing her own hair yet. I started doing my own very early on.
Wow, beautiful design hairstyles love the different children looks. Which I could braid hair it take a lot of skill especially doing kids hair.
Patrice I’m thankful that she sits still for the most part.
April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition says
She is so cute and looks adorable in every hair style! You must spend a ton of time fixing her hair!
April start to finish its about 2 hours once a week.
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.
Kiwi I wish it was when I was young too. My mother put chemicals in my hair when I was really young.
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
hahahahahahaha Get your practice on girl and a wig cap is your best friend. It preserves the hairstyles.
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!
Thanks Alli, I’ve always loved a french braid on a little girl.
Liz Mays says
These are all such cute styles. I love how you use the bows and scarves! I miss styling my daughter’s hair!
Thanks Liz, I have to do it while I can. She will grow up before I know it and no longer want Mommy to do her hair.
I love the cornrows and the big puffs! All so cute! She is the perfect model lol
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.
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!
That is a great idea Laura, let me know how its goes.
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!
Thanks Amber, that is awesome. I wold agree those are big accomplishments for sure. I need to work on my flat twisting.
I love the braid out in the puff balls! She is so cute and clearly very fashionable!
Thanks Chantal, she is my real life doll baby. lol
What a sweetie! Cute hair style ideas.
Thanks Maria, I try to get creative.
Felice Raina says
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.
Thanks Felice, I love that your Mom hooked you up. I wish my Mom had a styling guide when I was growing up.
ClaudetteJ. Davis says
Here facial expressions are as varied as her hair styles.
They really are, hahahahaha she has mixed emotions.
Michelle V. says
Such a cutie patootie! And those are some dope hairstyles. I’m in love with the first one!
Thanks Michelle, I want her to love her hair so I try to show her what we can do with it.
She is adorable. Any hairstyle suits her. These are all great ideas, I want to try a few of them.
Thanks, you should totally try some of them out.
This is a fun and useful post. My daughter has a knack for doing hair.
That is great, Rosey share it with her. I had a natural knack for it early on too.
Joanne T Ferguson says
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!
Joanne I didn’t realize I had done so many until I started digging for pictures. lol
Jaime Nicole says
Wow that is a bunch of hairstyles! You have quite a beautiful and happy model to use too – very pretty and great styles.
Thanks Jaime, variety is the spice of life. lol
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.
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.
She is so super adorable! Every style looks great on her. These are some wonderful looking hairstyles!
Thanks Jeanine I take so much pride into styling her hair.
All of the hairstyles are super cute, and so is she! Perfect inspiration for natural kids!
Thanks Kasi I want her to love the skin she is in and the hair that grows out of her scalp.
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!
Thanks Erin, its so fun to change things up a bit.
Super cute! I have a 6 year old with a head full! Your daughter is gorgeous and her momma keeps that hair adorable.
Oh Christy then you can totally relate to the process. Thanks
Kara (Kay's Ways) says
Love all these styles. Thanks for this post because my Khloe will be rocking some of these soon enough!!!
Yay Kara, I can’t wait to see them.
Christina J says
These styles are just too cute!
Thanks Christina, its a great creative outlet for me.
What a cutie!! goodness, I need to learn how to braid! These styles are great!
Thanks Charlotte, practice, practice practice.
Siobhan (BeFree Project) says
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.
Thanks Siobhan, I can’t wait to see your little cutie. Cradle cap is the absolute pits.
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. 🙂
Lynndee practice makes perfect, that is how I learned.
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.
Chrystal | YUM eating says
She is adorable and I love all of her hairstyles. I had to learn how to do quite a few of these for my ex nieces moons ago and I did corn rows for my ex brother in laws.
Chrystal its a great skill to have, you never know when you will need it.
Uplifting Families says
You shared a ton of cute hair styles. She looks like she has a ton of hair. She is an adorable little girl.
Thanks, she does. This is a solid 2 hr job.
Ann Bacciaglia says
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.
Thanks Ann, she does a good job sitting still. She also gets to watch all of her shows.
She is adorable! I have always like the “puff ball” hairstyle. These other hairstyles are cute, too!
Thanks Hillesha that is her Dads favorite too.
Nina Say says
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.
Camesha | Mama Motivator says
I am keeping this post handy. I need to try these on my daughter. She had a TON of hair. I’m always looking for ideas.
Camesha please do, I can’t wait to see them.
Girl you are talented! When my daughter was young she had only a few styles on rotation. She’s so cute too!
Thanks Stacie, times have changed so much right.
desirae young says
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!
Thanks Desirae. I spend so much time on hers I keep cutting mine.
Kelly Hutchinson says
Simple hairstyles are always the easiest way to get the kids out the door every day! Mine have their hair long and straight, so easy peasy.
Kelly that is easy peasy. I do her hair weekly so I don’t have to deal with it daily.
Dawn McAlexander says
How cute! She looks really adorable! You really know how to style her hair and make it look good!
Thanks Dawn, I’ve had years of practice before she got here.
Bonnie @ wemake7 says
Aww these are all such adorable hairstyles. I wish my daughter would let me put her hair up.
Bonnie sometimes the kids are going for it. lol
This is so cute!! I’m always looking for ways to do my daughters hair so this is definitely getting put to use?
Awesome Kayvona, I can’t wait to see them.
Cia | CiaDenise.com says
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?
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.
I love all the bright bows and headbands. I actually need some new hair accessories! Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks Krystal, I want to try accessorizing more.
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
Thanks Bobbie, that would be awesome.
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!
Melanie, I didn’t have much to work with myself. That is probably why I enjoy doing her hair.
Lovely styles for kids! I like the puffball one the best. With a hair band, it looks super cute!
Thanks Lauren, I love the puff ball too. Its not summer friendly though. lol
Elaine Fishburne says
Beautiful Hair Styles…..
Aisha Kristine Chong says
Those are wonderful.. though, aren’t they hard to do? Well some of them.. hehehe.. they are all cute though!
Aisha, they aren’t hard to do at all. I actually make them up as I go honestly.
Neha Sultan says
Wow these hair styles are so cute!! SO many different styles too will keep the kids interested with the changes.
Thanks Neha, my little one is so bossy she loves to change her hair up.
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.
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.
Candace @ foodlovetog.com says
Thank you so much for sharing. I needed this list so bad! I’m a mom of an almost two year-old with a ton of hair! I needed a few more styles to add to the mix. Thanks again!
Awesome Candace, I’m working on a second one for this year.
Great, I Love Them All
Ava H says
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!!!
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.