Braided hairstyles are among the most popular styles for long and medium-length hair. And yes, kids especially love these. Not only girls, but also boys with long hair often wear braids. It’s even become a trend lately. Everyone enjoys not only the chic look, but above all the convenience of such a hairstyle. When playing, eating or learning, the hair stays nicely tamed and doesn’t bother you in the slightest. Kindergarten and school children in particular really appreciate all of this. Below we show you four main techniques with which you can easily succeed in many great braided hairstyles for children.
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Braided hairstyles for children – important tips
In principle, the hair of children is braided in a similar way to that of adults. However, it should be noted that small children up to the age of two or three still have sensitive, thin hair. Therefore, when braiding, you should either make the braids fairly loosely or even do without them completely. From the age of three you can already make pretty braids. But they don’t have to be too tight and tight. In addition, it is better not to use hair sprays and gels or only organic cosmetics on the delicate children’s hair. Careful combing and a spray bottle of water are all you need to achieve beautiful braided hairstyles.
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You can use mini hair ties to secure the braids. Hair clips and pins are not recommended. You should be extremely careful with small children in particular, otherwise there is an acute risk of swallowing. If the hairstyle takes a little more time, a nice, suitable activity for the children would be appropriate. Bigger kids don’t usually need it.
#1 Dutch braid instructions
Divide the child’s hair into two sections so that you have a top layer and a bottom layer. Then separate them into three parts again within the top layer. These are the sections you will start braiding with.
Begin the braid by crossing the right strand under the middle strand.
Cross the left strand under the middle strand.
Continue with steps 2-3 and pull the hair into the strands while braiding all the way down.
Once you reach the end, secure with a hair tie and finish with a spritz of organic hairspray to keep any flyaways at bay.
#2 Herringbone Braid – Instructions
Simply pull all the hair to one side of the neck and divide it into two even parts.
Part a small section of hair from the outside of the section closest to the child’s face. Pull the piece across the front of the section. Then connect it to the inner part of the back strand of hair.
Now repeat the process but use the opposite piece of hair. Take a small piece from the back of the second part, cross it and connect it to the inner part of the front section.
Continue this back and forth process until all of your hair is braided. Make sure the pieces are small – this will give the style a fishbone look.
Once the hair is braided to the ends, secure it with a hair tie. If you want a more casual look, you can gently undo some parts of the braid.
#3 French Braid – Peasant Braid – Instructions
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Take some hair at the top and divide it into three equal sections on the left, middle and right.
Start with the left section, cross it over the middle one and combine it with the right section.
Then take the right section, cross it over the middle and combine it with the left section.
And again, take the left section and cross it over the middle one. Combine it with the right section… and you’ve already mastered this braiding technique!
Add more hair from the right side and cross them over the middle. Add more hair from the left and cross them over the middle. Continue this pattern all the way down.
When you reach the child’s nape, bring the hair to one side and finish it off with a three-strand braid.
#4 Boxer Braids – Instructions
Start by dividing the hair in two and securing one side with a bobby pin so it doesn’t get in the way.
To make boxer braids for little girls, you need to take a section from the hairline and divide it into 3 strands. Take one of the outer strands and braid it under the middle strand. Repeat with the other outer strand.
Begin to pull the outer strands of your 3 braid strands under the middle strand.
As you braid the outer strands under the middle strand, add new strands of hair to the outer strands to incorporate more hair into your braid. Repeat this process while continuing the length of the hair.
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Secure the end of your braid with a small elastic.
For more volume, fullness and fun, fluff your boxer braids! To do this, hold the end of your finished braid in one hand and pull out the braid stitches with just a touch. Don’t pull them out so far that you completely untie your braid. Pull them out just enough to make the stitches look fuller and looser. This is easier to do on thick hair, but you can do this on fine hair too.
Repeat all steps with the other half of the hair you are braiding.
Now you know exactly these four main braiding techniques. You can use it to create different braided hairstyles for children and put a smile on your little ones’ faces every time. Have fun with it and good luck!
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