Making a style last on a kid's hair for a long time can be a challenge at time. A way that some people fix this issue is by adding extensions/attachment to the hair. However for those of us, like myself, who is not too fond of adding hair to a young child's hair, we have to come up with some unconventional ways.
What do I do?
Let's look at the scenario of this hairstyle that my younger daughter (Lil Sis) has been wearing for 2 weeks now, today is wash day. Her hair gets very frizzy easily and she encounters a lot of fly away. She is extremely tender headed, so doing styles like cornrows, flat twists and other styles that have a potential of lasting longer is out of the question. Here is the style I did for her.
|Day 1 of this style|
Here are some things I ensured was done:
- Keep hair moisturized as needed
- After moisturizing, use tie down a scarf to lay down the hair. Watch how it is done
- At night ensure that hair is covered with a bonnet or scarf
In the picture above, the top section shows hair before re-styling. Re-styling did not involved redoing the hair. Another tip is to restyle hair without doing any actual manipulation of the hair strands. Styles such as twists are great for regrouping into a variety of other hairstyles.
The latter style lasted till middle of the 2nd week, when I then undid some of the twists that were too frizzy to wear out. I did not run a comb on through the hair, but used my fingers instead. I only use a comb once a month, but use my fingers as a comb at any other time.
This was able to last till the end of the week.
To see how I get her sister's hair to last 3 weeks, click here.
How do you get your children's hairstyles to last for a long time.