Braiding Hairstyles for Kids

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Many little girls love braided hairstyles. Kids love to express themselves through their hair, just as adults do, and there are lots of braided hairstyles that can help them do that. A braided hairstyle might just catch your daughter's interest and become her latest and fashion statement.

Braided Ponytail

Gather your daughter's long hair into a ponytail on the side or back of her head. Fasten the ponytail with a snag-free hair elastic. Braid the ponytail. You might do one single braid or several smaller braids. Secure each braid with a pretty barrette at the bottom, and give the hair a quick splash of hairspray to help everything stay in place.

Braided Pigtails

Part your daughter's hair down the center, from front to back. Secure each half of hair with an elastic on the side of her head. Braid each pigtail in one or several braids. Create three braids and then braid the three braids together for an intricate look. Secure the braids with pretty barrettes or another hair elastic at the bottom.

French Braid

French braids work well for hot weather, as they keep the hair off the face and neck. Begin by starting a braid near the hairline and pulling hair up to continue the braid all the way to the back of the head. Tuck the end of the braid under and bobby pin it, or secure it with a hair elastic. French braids can also be done as pigtails by completing the same process on each side of the head.

Cornrows

Cornrows are like miniature French braids that are done all over the head. Begin by sectioning the hair into 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch rows across the entire head and securing the sections with hair clips. Apply a small amount of leave-in conditioner to the first section, and begin French braiding it at the front of the head, working towards the back of the head. Maintain good tension as you work. Complete this process for all of the rows, and secure each cornrow with an elastic or barrette.

Cornrows will often last for days if done tightly, and are an easy style for camping, trips to the beach or other times when your daughter wants a braided hairstyle without having to constantly fuss with her hair.

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