Maybe you were like me and couldn’t wait until you could try a twist out or braid out on baby girl. Then you tried it and said “oh no”. Toddlers aren’t the least bit concerned about how their hair looks. They are too busy rummaging through cabinets, jumping on the sofa, rolling around on the floor and exploring their environments.
With that being said, don’t do a set style like a twist out and expect it to well kept until they are little bit more older. They end up with pancake hair in the back of their heads from being in the car seat and if they had full day of play by the end of the day the style will be unrecognizable.
Protective styles are going to be you and your child’s friend. They keep her hair looking together for long periods of time , require easy upkeep, simply moisturize and go. Depending on the style it may be a journey to install, but the short-term hassle will reap long-term benefits. Here are some styles to try:
These are the epitome of black girl tradition and my favorite go to because when done right they last for 2 to 3 weeks. The downside is, if you don’t know how to cornrow you will have to take your baby to a professional if you want to go with this option.
Two Strand Twists
This will take some time to do, but they are easy, great for beginners and will keep baby girl’s hair together.
Another simple style that again will require a time investment but are generally easy to do for beginners to styling.
Easy to implement for beginner’s but again, may take a lot of time, especially if you do smaller sized coils.
The easiest option, that doesn’t require a long time to implement, but the results are usually not as long lasting and you will have to touch up every other day or so. However, if you find that this is your strength go for this option! Do what you can, sometimes simple is best.