6 Jaunty African-American Braided Hairstyles for Kids

African American braiding style
A good hairstyle works wonders and can change your overall appearance. To make your child look cool and trendy try out some good braid hairstyles. There are many more styles that you can try, but are relatively time-consuming. If your kids are able to sit patiently through the entire hair styling session you can definitely give the other braid hairstyles a try. Happy styling till then.
Use hair accessories, like beads, colorful clips, ribbons, bandanas, headbands, cute elastic bands, etc., to add more style and color to your braided hairstyles. Braids are very popular, and braided hairstyles have always been a common part of the African-American fashion. Braids offer style and make the Afro hair very manageable, which makes them a very popular hairstyles.
Afro hair is extremely curly, coarse, and thick, which makes it very difficult to maintain. Hence, many people tend to keep their hair short for easier maintenance. Because of our hectic lives, many parents tend to keep their children's hair short so that they are easy to maintain. However, if your child has longer or overgrown hair then braided hairstyles are the way to go. There are hundreds of combination braid hairstyles. Some are as simple as the English braid, while some are intricate-looking ones like the designer cornrows.
Simple Braids
Simple braid
If you are in a hurry, then one of the easiest to create hairstyles is the English braid.
Simple braids
For a simple braid, just divide your hair in three sections and braid them, and secure the braid with a rubber band. Place a cute headband and you are good to go.
Simple braids
Just like the English braid, you can also try pigtails or French braid hairstyles.
Simple braids
If you want, you can also create the inside out French braid, a.k.a., the Dutch braid.
Straight Cornrow Braids
Cornrows
Cornrows start from the hairline and consists of braids that rest flat on the scalp. These are pleated flat against the scalp, just like the French braid hairstyles and last up to 6 months with proper maintenance.
Cornrows
Simple cornrow braids consists of a straight braided pattern from front to back.
Cornrows
You can also consider opting for partial cornrow style. A partial cornrow style consists of hair from hairline till crown braided in cornrow style and rest of the hair are left free.
Cornrows
Straight cornrow braids are quite popular amongst girls and boys having longer hair.
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Designer Cornrow Braids
Design cornrows
Designer cornrow braids are just like the aforementioned African-American hair braiding style, with the only difference in the pattern it forms on your scalp.
Design cornrows
Straight cornrows form straight lines from hairline till nape or crown, the designer can consist of various design pattern on your scalp.
Design cornrows
Zigzag pattern is quite popular. You can have simple pattern from center part.
Design cornrows
Many go for circular patterns and other geometrical patterns which are also a hit.
Single or Two Strand Twist Braids
Twists
One of the simplest African-American braids for kids are single or two-strand twists; these look cute yet elegant.
Twists
In single strands, hair is divided in very small sections, and each section is tightly twisted after application of styling gel, and then secured at the scalp with bobby pins. When entire mane is covered, you need to leave the pins for a day or two. When you open the pins, you will notice the hair is nicely twisted. A hair setting spray will maintain the look.
Twists
In case of two-strand twist technique, two strands instead of one are taken and intertwined to form tight twist and then secured with bobby pins.
Twists
The two-strand twist is not exactly a braided hair style, but it surely is a variation of the same and looks awesome on kids. Accessorize it with colorful beads and your kid is sure to look the cutest one.
Micro Braids
Microbraids
Micro braid hairstyles look really cute on kids and are known to be the safest option.
Microbraids
For micro braids, the hair is sectioned and pleated into very thin braids, which look very beautiful.
Microbraids
Kids can go for partition or simply weave their hair in a backward fashion.
Microbraids
With hair styles like microbraids, you can either leave your hair free or tie it. This hairstyle looks extremely beautiful on short or long hair.
Combination Braids
Combination braids
There are various options of braid and twists hairstyles for kids. You can mix up various braiding styles or patterns together to create unique hairstyles.
Combination braids
An idea for combination braids is to scoop up micro braids and tie them in an updo. You can create micro braids in the bangs, and create cornrows with the rest of the hair.
Combination braids
You can try pigtails made from French braiding style, it's one of the easiest and stylish options for kids.
Combination braids
Apart from combining braiding styles, you can also add hair accessories to the braids to make it look funky and cute. Butterfly clips, colorful beads, cute ribbon bows, floral headbands, etc., all look great. So, make sure you to keep such accessories handy.
Remember that these styles need proper washing and care so that the hair doesn't get damaged. So follow the right hair care routine and give your kids a cool and cute look.
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