When it comes to styling a child’s hair, the best choices are those that require little time and maintenance. After all, kids shouldn’t be expected to sit through long daily styling sessions. Since microbraids can be worn for several weeks at a time, they are a convenient hair styling option for children. They can also add length to the hair with the use of extensions, which makes them fun to wear and experiment with.
Children may or may not have synthetic hair added in for length, according to personal preference. Hair that is highly textured, such as curly or coarse ethnic hair, will last the longest in this style, since the braids are less likely to slip loose.
Here are some styles of microbraids that are appropriate for your kids.
The ponytail is one of the easiest and lowest maintenance hairstyles for kids. To do a simple ponytail, pull back the braids into one. Careful not to pull the hair too tightly. Either leave ends straight or curl them with a curling iron for a more versatile look. If you want to do two ponytails, then create an even centre part. Secure both sides with an elastic piece. For a side ponytail, gather hair to the side into one at the nape of the neck. For each style, you can add accessories, such as decorative barrettes in your child’s favourite character or flowers.
The bun style is a quick and versatile do that is appropriate for any occasion. If your child is attending a formal event, create a tight bun at the crown of her head. This is done by gathering the hair into one and securing it with an elastic piece. You can either use decorative pins to create the bun or use something called a doughnut, where the microbraids are wrapped around the circular doughnut and fastened with pins.
Free Flowing Microbraids
Once the microbraids have been completed on your child’s hair, the easiest option is to leave the hair free flowing. Keep it straight for everyday and use a curling iron to flip up the ends or create curls for special occasions. You can add colorful barrettes or decorative headbands. This simple style requires low maintenance and is appropriate for casual or formal looks.
All these hair dos are great for your kids. You will have no worries combing and de-tangling the hair. After hair has regrown, you can either re-braid it or try other styles. However, you should make sure that a specialist will be the one braiding your child’s hair.