20 Hairstyles for Your Naturally Curly Hair

As parents frequently run out of hairdo alternatives, dressing the kids’ hair for school and other occasions can be difficult. This article offers a trendy and adorable look for girls that will help you never run out of hairdo options.

Because of the oval-shaped hair follicle’s difficulty in moving the hair’s natural oils down the hair shaft, curly hair is naturally textured and prone to dryness. Given that curls require moisture, it is preferable to keep them in protective hairstyles that keep them safe from mechanical and environmental damage and make the girls appear cute.

Children must wear their lovely curls in protective hairstyles to school, play dates, and other occasions to prevent pulling or yanking off the hair. All these sorts of physical manipulations can be damaging to the hair.

20 Hairstyles for Curly Hair Girls 

Before we continue, give your children’s hair a good wash with a sulfate-free or moisturizing shampoo to prepare them for these hairstyles. Use a shampoo with gentle surfactants since they are kinder to the scalp and don’t strip the hair of its natural oils.

Use a fantastic conditioner after the shampoo to hydrate the hair strands. Take a substantial amount of conditioner, massage your palms together, then rake it through your hair, starting at the tips. You then give the hair a thorough rinse. Use your fingers, a comb, or a brush to untangle conditioner-treated hair gently.

You should exercise caution to prevent injury and hair breakage when handling children’s hair. 

1. Bantu Knots

Bantu Knots
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Bantu knots are super easy to install and cute too. Start by sectioning hair; you could divide it into four, six, or eight. Basically, what you and your kid are comfortable working with. 

Take a section, and comb through to smooth it over; either divide it into two and twist it by stacking the halves together and wrapping it at the roots, securing it with an elastic band or take a section, twist and wrap it at the root securing it with a band as well. Switch up the look by adding small weaves and hair adornments.

2. Sleek and Laid Back Twist Buns

Twist Buns
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You concur that this hairstyle is adorable and would be simple to put in place. To accomplish this, create a vertical part from the middle of the front hair section to the neck’s nape dividing the hair into two sections using a rat tail comb.

Take one section, comb or brush it smooth, add some gel for sleekness, and ponytail it. Repeat with the other section. Each ponytail should be twisted, wrapped, and bound with an elastic band.

3. Bubble Braids

Bubble Braids
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The trend at the moment, bubble braids are braids resembling little bubbles. To do this, split the hair into two sections using a center parting just as you would a French or Dutch braid. 

After sectioning, clip a section away not to make a mess of things. Take a small piece of hair as you typically braid for the section, then tie it with a clear elastic band. 

You want to tie it more tightly to secure it at the front. Add another section of hair to the first piece, comb through, and tie with a clear elastic band; keep repeating these processes working down the nape of the neck. Using your fingers or the tail of the comb, gently lift or spread the braids a bit to look like a bubble.

4. Braids and Twists

Braids and Twists
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A combo of braids and twists is a vibe anytime; the kids will love them! And the twists make the takedown process much easier. After braiding each section, secure with a band, split the remaining piece into two, and twist; that’s it!

5. Two Strand Twist

Two Strand Twist
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Not only is installing twist super easy, but its takedown process is relatively easy. Section your hair into small bits with a parting style of choice. To twist, you can either braid a couple of inches to ensure it doesn’t pull out or secure it with a band before twisting.

6. Braided Ponytail with Beads

Braided Ponytail with Beads
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Girls adore wearing their hair up in ponytails and feeling like queens; adding beads to the braids completes the appearance! You should consider giving your child this hairstyle if you haven’t already.

7. Bun Mohawk

 Bun Mohawk
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To install, split the hair into four quadrants horizontally using a rat tail comb—the name says it all. Each piece should be combed and placed in the mohawk area, and the hair should be in a bun.

8. Braided Updo

Braided Updo
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Split hair into two horizontal sections from ear to ear, take the bottom section, do some braids working your way up from the nape of the neck and combine the remaining piece to the other section, comb, and secure with an elastic band.

9. Bantu Knots with Twists

Bantu Knots with Twists
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How about doing some Bantu knots and twists? After splitting your hair into sections, decide what sections to leave at twists and the rest as Bantu knots.

10. Dutch Braids

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Dutch braids have always been a classic. You should know that Dutch braids are different from French braids. You can never go wrong with this look.

11. Braids with Bangs

Braids with Bangs
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I bet she’ll love this look; the bangs add so much beauty; if you worry about the bangs getting into her eye or face all the time, that’s not a problem as you could braid directed at the sides.

12. Wunky Puffs

Wunky Puffs
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A simple way to style her hair for school; all you need is a rat tail comb, gel if you must, and you are good to go. Divide her hair into two sections like a Dutch braid and pack it into a puff, securing it with an elastic band. To spice up the look, you could try a different parting style like the zig-zag part.

13. Half Braids

Half Braids
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There’s nothing much to this; after splitting your hair into two sections from ear to ear. Clip away the bottom part and braid the front backward. Comb out the bottom part, and that’s it! She’s ready to rock.

14. Traditional Box Braid

Traditional Box Braid
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There the knotless braid rave at the moment, and for good reasons but nowhere is it said that traditional braids are no longer in favor. Traditional braids do not offer a flat appearance compared to knotless box braids. 

It is also relatively easy to install and can be done by braiding the hair and some extensions.

15. Single Plaits

Single Plaits
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To install this, divide hair into small sections. Take a section, split it into three pieces, and braid by layering one piece over the other.

16. Layered Braids

Layered Braids
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Layered braids are longer lasting and beautiful too.

17. Twist in a Bun

Twist in a Bun
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Take a small section at the front. You could either do a weave or twist with bands and put hair up in a bun.

18. Afro Puffs

Afro Puffs
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For the afro kids, you sometimes do not have to do much styling. Split the hair into sections and do some afro puffs, and the girl Is good to go!

19. Butterfly Braided Ponytails

Butterfly Braided Ponytails
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This butterfly weaves, and the cute black bows took the braids to a new level!

20. Rubber Band Braids

Rubber Band Braids
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Works the same as the bubble braids, except for the bubble part. It doesn’t take time to install.

Hairstyles Care Tips

These hairstyles could last up to a week with proper care; the important part is preserving the hair at night. With kids, sleep time can be extremely chaotic. There is a lot of tossing and turning, and if you use cotton sheets, the increased friction dries the hair, ruining the hairstyle and causing frizz.

However, applying a silk or satin head wrap prevents that because the smooth and silky surface reduces tension on the strands. Add a silk or satin pillowcase for added protection.

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