1. Hair Buns
There are different types of hair buns and they’re great for keeping the ends tucked away and protected. Since the hair around the edges tend to be finer and shorter, you can do a braided headband along the hairline.
If using a boar bristle brush, remember to be gentle on the hairline and use light strokes in order to avoid breakage and frayed ends.
2. Bantu Knots
BANTU KNOTS BY BROWN GIRLS HAIR
This style can be worn in several different ways and helps to keep hair tangle-free, moisturized, and completely protected against the elements and daily manipulation.
If you struggle to achieve bantu knots, creating a two-strand twist and wrapping it around the base is a great alternative to coiling!
3. Two-Strand Twists
TWO STRAND TWIST BY NATURAL HAIR CARE INFO
Two-strand twists are achieved by twisting two pieces of hair together like the strips on a candy cane or a rope. This style can be done on hair of any length and lasts for a long time. You can also do this style using three strands and twisting them around clockwise until they begin to twist themselves.
For a longer lasting style, start with stretched hair.
4. Ghana Plaits
GHANA PLAITS BY DAPHNE L
This style is done by sectioning the hair into small, manageable sections and then wrapping weave thread all the way down the length of to stretch it out to its true length.
If desired, each plait can be bent and twisted into interesting designs!
5. Flat Twists
TAYLOR'S FLAT TWIST BY YOLANDA RENEE
This super cute hair style can be done on people of all ages. It’s similar to cornrowing except only two strands of hair are used at a time.
Flat twists can take the place of cornrows and be used in the front section with a puff or cute twist out in the back.
6. Comb Coils
COMB COILS BY CHOCOLATE HAIR VANILLA CARE
Also called ‘starter locks’, this hair style is basically a one strand twist. You do this on wet hair and use either a fine-tooth comb or your fingers to twist the hair so tightly that it begins to lock or coil.
To revive the coils from bed head, just spritz with water and gently spruce with fingers.
7. Box Braids
BOX BRAIDS TUTORIAL BY BREANNA RUTTER
This style allows for a lot of versatility while remaining completely protected from being styled daily. This style is best done without clips or elastics at the base or at the ends of your child’s hair. Extensions are optional but not required.
You can change this ‘do up with different hair accessories!