Hairstyle ideas for curly hair

Hairstyle Ideas for Curly Girls

Hairstyle Ideas for Curly Girls

  I thought it might be fun to share some photos of hairstyles our girls have had over the years.  I’ve captioned each photo with a short description of the hairstyle.  It’s definitely been a learning experience over the years, and some of my early attempts were a little rough.  I was inexperienced, and my girls were wiggly, and had very thin hair.  But I’ve gotten better at it over the years, and my girls are lots more tolerant of sitting still these days too.

Some important tips:  Make sure your kiddo has something to do while you work.  We usually do movies and snacks.  Make sure the hair is wet and well conditioned.  Also, don’t be afraid to break up the work into sections.  We often wash, condition and pick out the hair one day, afterward braiding it quickly into two braids, then do a more elaborate hairdo later that evening or the next day.  You have to do what your child will tolerate.

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My baby, age 1, playing with the hair goodies

My baby, age 1, playing with the hair goodies

Puff ponytails

Loose twists with lots of conditioner — works well when hair is fairly short

Wedge parts fanning out from the top of the head. Clips on ends of straight braids

Wedge parts fanning out from the top of the head. Clips on ends of straight braids

Left- 4 braids. Right- cornrows

Lots of braids!

Lots of braids!

 

 

Twists

Twists

 

Yarn braids. Blue – straight braids. Red – cornrows.

Nubian knots

Nubian knots with lots of triangle parts

Two ponytails with twists

Julianna's wedding cornrows were done by Lidya

Julianna’s wedding cornrows were done by Lidya

Cornrows with an angled part

cornrows with an angled part

Straight braids to triangle parts

Straight braids to triangle parts

Cornrows with beads and an angled center part

Cornrows, half-braided, half-twisted

Cornrows, half-braided, half-twisted

Cornrows with an angled part

Cornrows with an angled part

My baby is getting big!

 

 

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{ 7 Comments }

  1. Gary Coryer says:

    Thanks Mary. This is very timely. Arena is six and asking us to let her hair grow long. This will help.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for sharing! I”m always looking for more ideas for my girls!

  3. Aww, these pictures bring back happy memories. Do you do the little girl’s hair, or do the big girls do it? A friend of mine who was adopted from Ethiopia said one of her fears about coming to the US was who would do her hair?? She had amazing hair!

  4. Shannon Wilson says:

    How long do they have to sit at one time? Do you have to split a style change over a day our two? Your girls are so cute no matter the style.

    • Shannon, The vast majority of the time, we can get a hairdo done in the space of one movie. When our girls were teeny and couldn’t sit still that long, I’d often braid half of the hair one evening and then do the rest the next day. Sometimes tiny kids will even fall asleep while they’re getting their hair done. The nice thing is, a good braid job will last a couple weeks, which makes the minutes-/day time ratio pretty reasonable. :)

  5. Your daughters are stunningly beautiful.

  6. So cute !!!! your daughters are beautiful!!! I adopted a boy from Ethiopia and wish i had some of that cute hair in my famiy!!

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