Hair braiding is not just an aesthetic choice; it’s also practical, especially for kids. Braided hairstyles can keep hair secure and untangled, making them perfect for everyday use. Here are some fantastic, easy-to-maintain braided hairstyles ideal for children:
- Classic Three-Strand Braid: The simplest braid form that’s easy to do and timeless. It’s best for kids who are always on the go.
- Dutch Braids (or “Pigtail Braids”): These are inverted French braids. Part the hair in the middle and braid down each side. They’re cute, and they secure all of the hair neatly.
- French Braid: Starts from the hairline, gradually incorporating strands from both sides as you move downwards. It’s versatile and works for various lengths.
- Halo Crown: A continuous braid that circles the head, creating a “halo.” It’s elegant and keeps hair out of the face.
- Single Side Braid: Just a simple braid on one side, combined with open hair on the other. It’s stylish yet straightforward.
- Four-Strand Braid: Slightly more complex than the three-strand braid but looks intricate and beautiful.
- Fishtail Braid: Split the hair into two main sections and take a small strand from the outside of one section to add to the inside of the other. It’s a bit more time-consuming but offers a unique, detailed look.
- Pull-Through Braid: This isn’t technically a braid, but it gives the illusion of one. It involves creating small ponytails and pulling them through each other.
- Twisted Crown: Divide the hair into two sections and twist them individually. Then, wrap them around the head and pin in place.
- Braided Bun: A simple braid that’s twisted into a bun. It keeps hair secure, making it perfect for sports and other high-energy activities.
- Bubble Braid: A ponytail divided into sections with hair elastics. Each section is then slightly pulled out or “puffed” to form bubbles.
- Milkmaid Braids: Two braids, one on each side, that are then crossed over the top of the head and pinned in place.
These braids are not just stylish but are also functional for school, play, and sports. Remember to keep the braiding not too tight to ensure comfort and prevent any hair damage. Use good quality hair elastics and accessories to secure the braids, and occasionally let the hair breathe by giving it a break from any hairstyle.