5 Great Girl Hairstyles (And 1 Great Bonding Opportunity!)
By Becky Mansfield, Your Modern Family. Becky Mansfield is a paid spokesperson for HEALTHY ESSENTIALS®
I can remember walking into my mom’s room every morning, sitting in her vanity stool, and waiting while she brushed my hair. I used to love that time because it was just the two of us, talking.
Now that I have a daughter of my own, it is no different, except that our hair brushing happens at night. She loves when I do her hair, so every night after her bath, she gets in her pajamas and runs into my room. We sit on the floor or on my bed while I brush her hair and try new styles. If she likes one, we will do it again the next day. If not, I leave it alone and it dries curly and beautiful.
My daughter has amazing curls so I only brush it when it is wet, to avoid brushing the curls away. But with gorgeous curly hair comes messy knots that are hard to untangle, and I’ve learned a lot along the way!
Here are my five favorite, simple hairstyles that I do with my daughter:
1. The Braided Wrap
This one is so simple! You French-braid her hair down the right side until you get over to the left side and then instead of leaving it alone, just swing it back over to the right and pin it there with a bobby pin, then swing it back to the left and pin it with a bobby pin. It's as if you're making the letter G with her hair. Tuck the ends in and add a few more bobby pins to secure it.
2. The Braided Bun
I take the middle section of her hair and French braid part way down her hair, then I stop the French braiding and just continue with a normal braid. I take the braid and twist it into a bun.
3. The Princess Twist
Take a small section of her hair from right behind her ear, and twist it all the way down. Swing it across the back of her head to the other ear and secure it. Do the same on the other side. That’s it!
4. The Twisted Bun
Take the front of her hair and pull it back as if you were going to do a half-ponytail. Now instead of putting a rubber band in it, you will use a bobby pin. Twist it (one twist) and then secure the hair with a bobby pin. Now take the bottom part and twist it into a messy bun.
5. The 1920’s 'Do
It couldn’t not be more simple. Take a headband that wraps around the entire head and place it over the hair. Separate the hair into three sections and wrap each section around the base of the headband. This takes around 30 seconds. You can secure it with bobby pins.
Brushing your daughter’s hair can be a wonderful bonding experience that you will both remember fondly. It will be a time when it was just the two of you talking and having some of your best conversations. It can also be so much fun, trying out new hairstyles for play or for school – not to mention, it’s nice to give your little one some quality pampering sometimes!
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Becky Mansfield is a paid spokesperson for HEALTHY ESSENTIALS®