Apart from the general cornrows and one or two braids here and there, there is an opportunity for creativity and more experimentation when it comes to kids hairstyles. The best part is that at this step in life, your child’s hair is growing. As such, you have to bother less about volume or length and focus primarily on the absolute hairstyles for your child.
Kids may not realize it yet, but they too need to look attractive. So, whether it’s just a school day or the vacation season, always look for a kids hairstyle that suits your child. A lot of the time, parents limit themselves to the standard hairdos, yet there is so much to explore. Here are the top 25 cute and trendy styles for kids.
African kids hairstyles
The uniqueness and greatness of the kinky African hair can never go unnoticed. Nonetheless, for a kid, managing an afro each day may be a hassle as constant combing is a bit uncomfortable and the African hair is prone to shrinking. On the other hand, perming or leveling on a regular basis may result in breakage, dryness, frizz, and hair weakening. Fortunately, other alternatives work best for African kids.
Simple natural hairstyles for kids
Forget about the assumption that natural hair is not manageable, especially for kids regardless of what you do to it. In fact, if you want your kid to grow healthy hair, then natural hairstyles may be the best choice you have. Moreover, the versatility that comes with keeping natural hair is greatly unmatched. You can cover your kids’ hair in any style you want. With these hairstyles, scalp assurance is a guarantee. also, you can throw away all those popular chemical-filled hair relaxers that only weaken your child’s hair. Furthermore, some natural hairstyles do not require regular visits to the salon; you can style and wash. As such, you end up paying less on your kid’s hair. Here are some simple yet awesome natural hairstyles for kids that you should definitely try on your kid’s hair:
Fancy bantu knots
Bantu knots are a popular African hairstyle as they combine a tribal vibe but still make your kid look classy and also elegant.
For the style shown above, you can observe that the front has Bantu knots plus cornrows while the back part has Bantu knot twist outs.
If you need a hairstyle that you can complete in under five minutes, then always go for an afro updo styles. Here are some of the best styling options:
Two buns afro hairdo held by ribbons
Afro bun with curly side bangs style
Afro hairdo with stitch braids at the back
You can hold those splendid kinks into a frohawk. The hairstyle works for all face types, and you have numerous styling options.
For the above hairdo style, you can create a mohawk through holding the hair from their 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.
Twist out ponytails
You can also create twist outs using two strand twists or Bantu knots. Prior to making these hair twists, ensure the kid’s hair is clean, moisturized, and detangled. You can use natural creams 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.
Cornrows hairstyles for kids
For some common reason, cornrows have been the go-to African hairstyle for kids. With this trendy hairstyle, a variety of styling options exist. Plus, cornrows are a unisex hairstyle. The main advantages of cornrow hairstyles for kids are: less manipulation of hair, provides for growth, and they are cute and unique.
Kids hairstyles for girls- Cornrows and side bangs
During school days, a neat and simple to maintain simple cornrow hairstyle may come in handy. Now, you can opt to have a cornrow updo or plait all the way down. The side bangs are like the icing on the cake as they make your little girl look amazing.
Kids plaiting hairstyles- Zigzag cornrows
Zigzag lines are a different 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 other shape. The heart-shaped cornrows are a fun way to shift from the regular lines.
You can similarly plain 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 stunning. For kids, you have a variety of styling choices for this hairdo.
A bun holds together some of the cornrows while the rest of the cornrows run down to the back.
Kids hairstyles Kenya- Pussycat
Cornrows with two buns at the center is a popular hairstyle in Kenya and even Africa at large. Most guardians prefer this hairstyle because it is easy to maintain and it flatters the kid’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 style that are plaited in a particular angle and held together at the center of the head.
While preparing your kids for a cornrow hair style, ensure you clean and moisturize their hair. Additionally, choose a stylist who will not pull or strain your child’s hair as this would result in hair damage on the edges. For the hair maintenance, use natural oils such as castor oil, olive oil, or coconut oil to prevent dandruff and keep the scalp healthy. Similarly, avoid washing the cornrows constantly as they will become unkempt faster. Finally, remember to condition your kid’s hair once in a while as it will help prevent breakage when you undo her hair. The approved timeline for the cornrow hairstyles is three weeks to a month.
Kids hairstyles braids
Braids are the other shielding alternative for young kids; they inhibit hair breakage, support hair growth, and also seal in moisture. Like with adults, there are multiple braid hairstyles for kids. Since braids are very handy, your child can wear them in various colors, styles, braiding techniques, shapes, textures, and patterns. You can choose to braid using natural hair or use extensions. The influence of extensions is that they add volume and length. Nonetheless, children always look great with their natural hair.
Braids hairstyles pictures
Braids hairstyles for kids – Box braids
Thick, short, three strand box braids constantly look good on kids. You can pick any size (medium, small, large) for your kid. But remember that, thin box braids take longer to fix and may not be as convenient for children. Consequently, always opt for the medium to large dimension braids. Remember, braids should not be too much tight as this may lead to scalp irritation. Additionally, before braiding, always ensure that your child’s hair is clean and moisturized. You can always use a natural braid spray to sustain the braids.
Cornrows with unicorn braids bun
Adding unicorn braids to your kid’s cornrows is an amazing 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 usually give that chic and sassy look.
Criss cross braids with a bow bun
Crisscross braids are really hot, but they are nowhere near to the bow bun. The criss-cross lines give shape to the hairdo 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 seasons of your kid. You can switch up the braids by having a half afro bun.
Twists are two strand braids plaited using natural hair or extensions. For children, natural hair twists are the best option as it is simple to braid them. But if you want some extra volume or height, then feel free to use extensions.
Kids hairstyles braids for school
As the holidays come to a close, below are some African hairstyles for kids to wear to school.
Long pigtail braids
Pigtail braids are a classic and trendy hairstyle that flatters different textures of hairs. The style allows 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 cute 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 styles together for as long as possible. The hairstyle is also perfect for a girl on a bridal team.
Girls hairstyles Kenya-Colored braids
Presently, 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 the Abuja lines. The hairstyle involves braiding using thin hair and slowly increasing the size of the hair as you approach the end.
Kids hairstyles with beads
When it comes to the part of accessorizing your kid’s hair, you have so many options. For some people, bright 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 combine with any hairstyle. Plus, you have various options; plain, colorful, metal, tribal, and plastic.
- Cornrows with beads
Switch up that cornrow style by including some beads on the ends of the lines. You can pick 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 with beads
Tribal braids are in style. The kid’s hairstyle flatters the young and the old. You can complement this cute hairstyle by adding tribal beads. Alternatively, you can use the regular colorful beads.
- Afro hair updo plus cornrows and beads
With this cute hairstyle, you can tame your child’s hair using three cornrows then accentuate the entire look by adding beads to the middle line. The hairstyle is unique, trendy, and appealing to the eye. similarly, it is a perfect style if your child is part of a bridal team.
- Engraved beaded hairstyles
Let your kid’s hairstyle tell what he or she is feeling. The best way to express the personality or character is by engraving words using beads. The hairstyle uses just the same concept as engraved beaded bracelets.
- Beaded goddess braid updo
Upgrade the goddess braid look with gold and silver beads.
- Colorfully beaded twists
Color your child’s life by incorporating colorful beads to twists. You can build a rainbow or use various shades of a similar color. While doing this, you can include your child to make it even more fun.
- Beaded afro updo
The beads add detail to this elegant hairstyle.
Tip: Young kids may want to skip around with the beads usually. As such, the kids can quickly ruin the hairstyle in days. Consequently, when fixing the beads ensure you secure the edges of the hair.