What are some ways I can style my daughter's natural curls?
Here are a few ideas that will enhance your daughter's pretty curls:
For hair that's above her ears and shorter:
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You can smooth some of her front hair to one side and clip a beautiful barrette in it
You could put a lovely headband in her hair
You could divide her hairline in about six one inch sections while wet with conditioner.Then one by one, take each section, divide it in half, and twist one half around the other, going straight back (or you don't have to divide it, just twist it back). As you finish each one, clip it with a lovely clip or barrette. Then leave it to dry. This makes a lovely crown and works with any length of hair.
For all these styles, you could twirl her curls around your fingers after her hair is wet, combed, and with conditioner in it (like the way Aja
is doing her hair, or you can check out how to do her hair in the Tips for Little Ones
page. This will give her lots of little Shirley Temple twists over her head. Let them dry, and only use a bit of water and conditioner every morning to smooth any fuzzy ones. This is the perfect canvas to adding any of the pretty barrettes or adornments on her lovely curls.
For hair that's below her ears and longer:
You can put her hair in two ponytails. (It's best not to use rubberbands for high ponytails because this can damage her hair, and will probably tangle up in her hair. It's best to use clips that are circular in shape that you can fasten around the base of a ponytail, clip snugly in place. Then when you are ready to take down her hair, you simply unclip them.They are on the left side of the photo, below.)
You can put her hair in two braids (with tighter curls, you don't need to fasten the ends. Curls tend to stay together all day).
You could gently pin back the top half of her hair in a pretty clip, with the bottom half down.
You could put her hair in one bun, or two buns on either side.
If it's longer, you could put her hair in two buns in the back, one on top of the other for a super-cute look. Then pin the buns in place with pretty clips, leaving some of her adorable curls loose, so their beauty can be appreciated.