We know that some little kids don’t like to have their hair fixed or even combed for that matter! Experts do suggest however that keeping long hair pulled up and back is a good way to ward off lice and nits. If hair is out of the way it is not as easy for someone to brush up against it and pass on a louse, or a nit to find its way on a scalp. With that in mind we have a few quick, easy and stylish suggestions for keeping your little girl’s hair looking neat and tidy.
Classic Ponytail with a Twist.
The simple ponytail is a great way to start. Slightly dampen hair and pull up into a high ponytail. This is most easily done with a bristle brush and a few light sprays of hairspray. We like to use Got2be hair products because they are affordable, work very well and are easy to find at your local grocery store. After hair is secured into a high ponytail, take the hair strand and divide it evenly into two. Dampen each side and cover in a gel to prevent frizz. Take both strands and tightly twist them in the same direction as tight as you can get them. Now take both tightened strands and twist them together in the OPPOSITE direction. Secure with a hair tie and add a bow.
French Braids Right-side Up or Upside Down.
Brush hair to keep it nice and prevent bumps.Take a section of hair at the top of the hairline and divide it into three equal parts. Start by braiding this section of hair in a nice and tight regular braid. Hold the right section with your right hand, left section with left hand, and the middle section between your thumb and pointer finger. Cross the sections to braid. You do this by crossing the right section over the middle section, then again on the left side by crossing the left section over the middle section. Pull hair strands tightly each time to create a nice, tight and even braid. Each time you switch sides, pull additional hair into the braid from that side. Collect a little bit of hair from that side making sure it’s smooth and an even amount to add it into the strand of hair you are pulling over to braid. Continue this process on both sides until all pieces of hair have been braided in. Finish the bottom with a regular braid and secure with a hair tie. If you enjoy french braiding and are ready for a challenge, try it upside down! Have your little one sit down and rest her head on top of her knees. Comb the hair all up like she’s hanging upside down. Start the braid down by her neck line and work your way up. End it in a messy bun.
The Day After Braids Hairdo.
After your little girl has been in a braid or two all day she will have a nice, crimpy head of hair. The next morning take out the braid and comb hair through to puff it up. Now pull hair up into a high ponytail, or a low side ponytail whichever you prefer. Create a messy bun with the puffy, crimp hair. Roll the ponytail into a cinnamon bun shape, secure with a hair tie around it and bobby pins. Now pull some of the hair loose and tease it to show off the texture of the crimpy hair. This is a super cute way to show off the body from that crimpy hair and even better if you add a sparkly headband or bow. Hair spray lightly to keep hair in place. Not only will she look great, but you will actually be helping her stay protected from lice!