{How To} Natural Hair Kids Protective Style

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Keeping my daughter’s hair in protective styles is not only good for my time but also good for her hair. I wash her hair weekly with the Just for Me Hair Milk collection, and dependent on my time I will either cornrow her entire head or cornrow the back and do something quick with the top. One of my go to styles is this quick  twisted pin up style that I have to refresh just once during the week.

Start with freshly washed, or in this case untwisted hair.

Natural Hair Kids Style


Apply a styling aid. I applied the Just for Me gel and Curl Perfecter for hold, and sheen. You can find these products at your local Walmart and they are really great in helping to detangle and smooth out the hair, making sure you get a sleek finish. I put a small bit on and finger detangled prior to twisting.

To complete this style you will also need bobby pins.

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After applying the product of your choice, haphazardly twist chunks of hair. No rhyme or reason to this step, you can choose large or small twists. Make sure to give the twists a little twirl at the end to seal the ends, which I didn’t do in this picture!


Natural Hair Style for Kids


Now you are ready to pin. Leave out a few twists in the front, while you start to pin from the back. I suggest playing with the twists before pinning to make sure you get a result that you like. It is likely each time you do this style you will end up with something different.


Natural Hair Kids Style

Once you’ve secured the back, get creative with the few twists left in the front. Swoop to the side, or pin straight back, this is what gives the style flavor.

Natural Hair Kids Protective Style





Natural Hair Kids Protective Style


Our new wash routine has truly been made so much easier with use of the #5FingerChallenge and Just for Me Hair Milk Collection. You can read about the wash routine here. To make wash time a little more bearable try using the #5FingerChallenge by detangling with your fingers. The results are better for the hair and hopefully less stress on you as we know wash days for some can be a struggle!

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  1. This is such a cute style! Too bad I can’t cornrow. I might try to do something similar with flat twists along the back and sides for my daughter. I’m heading over to read more about the wash routine, because that is definitely a struggle over here. Def trying to make it easier for the both of us!
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  2. I love this! Gosh I wish I could cornrow… And of course God would bless me with two girls hahahah! I don’t know if I told you but I love love love your new blog! Keep at it mama!
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  3. I literally follow your hair care routine. I just ran out of Pantene from when we started using that after Maliyah cried so bad all literally almost had a nervous breakdown. My mom washed it last week and loved it. For some reason, I only see a part of the pictures on this post. Is it just my phone?

  4. Such a cute style!

    And I just love that last picture. She’s such a little diva!

    I wish I knew how to cornroll and/or flat twist. Sigh. But lately, I’ve gotten a friend to do a similar style and my daughter’s hair lasts throughout the week.
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  5. Gurl, I had to put this in Evernote because her hairstyle is just darling! Thanks for giving me the idea to wear this to work tomorrow. Let your daughter know that she’s beautiful!

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