As a new mother, one of the things you have to learn about is how to take care of your baby’s hair. That is why in this post, I want to share some easy hairstyles for Black babies you can try on your baby girl’s hair.
These hairstyles are extremely simple for anyone to make. You don’t need to know how to do hair, let alone, how to do babies hair.
Infact, these hairstyles are so easy, your husband, partner or older child can do these hairstyles on your baby’s hair.
You will notice that these hairstyles do not include hair extensions or any type of attachments that stays in the child’s hair for a significant length of time.
These hairstyles are also tension free and they won’t pull on your daughter’s hair or damage her growing hair follicles.
Before we get into babies hairstyles, I’d first like to answer some frequently asked questions relating to caring for Black babies hair.
Why do babies get bald spots on the back of their head?
The sleeping and sitting position of your baby will affect her hair growth. Since babies sleep most of the time during the first few months of their life, it’s crucial that you switch their sleeping position, so they’re not always sleeping on their backs.
Remember that your baby is growing every day, part of the growth she’s experiencing is hair growth.
However, if she’s always sleeping with the back of her head resting on a surface, that section of her hair won’t be able to grow as much as the rest of her head.
Since it’s recommended for babies to sleep on their backs to avoid sudden infant death syndrome, I wouldn’t recommend switching your baby’s sleeping position just for hair growth.
If the back of your baby’s hair seems like it’s not growing, you shouldn’t worry because it will eventually grow out when she’s old enough to change sleeping positions and you feed her healthy meals that will facilitate this growth.
What causes babies to have lots of hair?
Some babies are born with lots of hair, while some are born with barely any. This is mainly determined by genetics and the mother’s diet while she was pregnant.
How can I get my baby’s hair to grow?
Since babies are growing every day, you really can’t do much to change the development of your child.
You can however do certain things to help ensure your baby’s hair grows healthy and long. If you are breastfeeding, you want to ensure your baby is eating healthy.
As the mother, this means eating healthy foods such as the ones recommended in this post and taking your vitamins so that the breast milk your daughter feeds on has all the necessary nutrients needed for growth.
If your baby is taking formula, you can choose healthy non-GMO formula with less hormones that can hinder your baby’s growth or cause health issues.
How often should I wash my baby’s natural hair?
You can wash your baby’s natural hair each time you bathe her. it’s crucial that your daughter has a clean scalp so that her hair can grow healthy and strong.
What can I put in my baby’s hair to keep it moisturized?
Most infant and newborn hair are still soft, since the hair itself is only a few weeks old. Therefore, you only need light oils such as coconut oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, and jojoba oil. You can start to introduce baby hair products after about six months or whenever you feel her hair is ready for it.
How do I take care of my black baby’s hair?
Babies hair doesn’t need much work. You don’t need to have a hair regimen like you would for an older kid or your hair. If your baby is above six months old, you can start incorporating hair products such as baby shampoos and conditioners.
To keep healthy moisturized hair, seal her hair with a leave-in conditioner and oil such as olive oil. You can do this routine a few times a week. And when your daughter turns one year old, you can start to incorporate more time-consuming routines such as deep conditioning.
When she goes to bed at night, please make sure she sleeps on a satin pillowcase or with a baby satin bonnet, or both. This will help prevent dry hair and breakage while she sleeps.
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50 Easy Hairstyles Ideas for Black Babies, Newborn, and Infants
1) Floral headband on a teeny weeny afro
This hairstyle is very easy to do. Fluff your baby’s hair, and adorn it with a cute headband such as this floral headband.
2) Simple bow on a little fro
Don’t have the time for all the fussing? Just clip a simple bow on your baby’s hair, and you can instantly transform her look.
3) Headband on a big afro
If your baby has a lot of hair, but you don’t have the time or patience to braid it, you can just throw on a simple headband and call it a day.
4) Twin babies hairstyles
Having twin babies can be a handful. This is why keeping it simple is so important. If your baby has short hair that can’t be packed up, you can just accessorize their hair with these cute headband bows.
5) Newborn hairstyles for photoshoot
Newborn babies hair is usually soft and silky. For this look, you only have to comb her hair down, and slick it down with baby oil, without adding hair gel.
6) Mini afro puffs with rubber bands
For a hairstyle that will last a few days, you can do these mini puffs. They are quick and easy to do, but be sure not to pull too tightly on her scalp.
7) Cute Black Baby Hairstyles For Short Hair
If you want to step out and want something super sleek for your cute munchkin, this should be it. Apply curling gel moisturizer to her wet hair, part in the middle, and put the hair into two buns.
Sleek down the edges and accessorize each bun with a colorful bow. And viola! You are ready to step out.
8) Little Black Baby Hairstyles
Got a fussy baby? How about just making her curls pop and leaving it at that. Get a good curly creme for babies and use your fingers to work it through the hair. Lay them edges and leave the beautiful fussy baby alone. Of course with shinier, bouncier, defined curls.
9) Easy African American Baby Hairstyles
Looking for an infant photoshoot hairstyle? How about a chunky flower headband to match their outfit. Use baby oil on their hair to make it look shinier.
10) Simple Black Baby Hairstyles
Instantly get her ready for a playdate by just accessorizing their short hair with a bowknot headband.
11) Baby Hair Styles In Kenya
Accessorize their little fro with a cute plastic headband leaving out some hair in a cute messy way.
12) African Baby Girl Hairstyles Pictures
Take some hair at the front and clip with a bow barrette.
13) Infant Black Baby Hairstyles For Short Hair
For a sassy curly look on short hair, do two mini-buns in the front and accessorize with flowery hair clips. Apply some baby hair cream on the rest of the hair and leave it out as a curly fro.
14) Infant Black Baby Girl Hairstyles
Baby oil and a cute double-bow headband are all you need to pull off this infant hairstyle.
15) African Baby Hairstyles
Chunky buns look great if your kiddie has a head full hair. Moisturize their hair, follow up with coconut oil, and put hair into four buns.
16) Baby Hair Styles In Kenya
Go for that true African look with an Ankara head wrap. Make use of your Ankara fabric leftovers, you don’t have to buy a new one. You only need a small size to pull off this look.
Headwraps are also a cute way to disguise babies’ bad hair days. Who knew babies have them too?.
17) Little Black Girl Hairstyles
Bun, bangs, and a headband it is. Hold their hair in a bun. Don’t mind about getting it perfectly done.
Just apply their favorite hair curling cream and do a loose bun while leaving out a small section in the front.
Apply some more curling cream on the left out hair as you use your fingers to enhance their curls. Finally, accessorize with a headband.
18) African American Babies Hairstyles
Nothing beats a curly fro on a chubby baby. Add a colorful mini-bowknot headband and you have a photo-ready baby.
19) Afro Baby Hairstyles In Kenya
Another quick and easy hairstyle in Kenya – curly afro. Use a curling cream, coconut oil and your fingers to achieve this look.
If well done and well taken care of, the curls can last for some days. You will however need a curling mist to refresh the curls.
20) Black Baby Hairstyles For Short Hair
A mini curly fro accessorized with a plastic headband on this chubby munchkin. Use baby oil to bring out the curls and shine.
21) Hairstyles For 1 Year Old Black Baby Girl
How about a fro with a floral headband to make their first year. Look for bright colored floral headbands like this sunflower one. Doesn’t she look bright like the sun?
22) Little Black Girl Hairstyles
Clip a barrette on your girl’s fro to add a touch of cuteness.
23) Black Baby Hairstyles For Short Hair
Don’t you love how sleeked that hair looks? Use baby holding gel to achieve this look. For an older baby, you can use a styling gel.
24) 6 Month Old Black Baby Girl Hairstyles
Wide headbands are not only for fros. You can use them to spruce up their mini puffs too. Use black elastic bands when doing their mini-puffs so that you can play around with headbands of different colors.
25) Simple Black Baby Hairstyles
There are different ways to place plastic headbands on your baby’s hair. For this exact look, place it around the top half of the baby’s head. Make sure it’s secure so that it doesn’t keep falling off.
26) Easy Black Toddler Hairstyles
Turn up their cuteness meter with a cascading flower hairband. Don’t forget to moisturize and oil their little growing fro.
27) African Baby Hairstyles
Not all African babies are born with soft silky hair, some come with their hair coarse already, making it hard to work with every day.
If this sounds like your baby, use fancy elastic hairbands to style their hair instead.
28) Black Toddler Hairstyles For Short Hair
Ponytail and a mini-bun combo to last for a couple of days. For this sleeked-down look, use a holding gel.
You can also use a curl-enhancing cream so the ends of the ponytail come out curly for an edgy look.
29) 3 Month Old Baby Girl Hairstyles
Infants just look adorable in wide elastic bands. There is no excuse not to find a good elastic headband.
There are plenty of them and come in a variety of colors. You can buy a couple to match her different outfits. I love that they stay in place even with the many movements 3-month-olds tend to make.
30) Black Toddler Hairstyles
For a hairless baby, a large bowknot headband rocks any day. It takes away from the lack of hair.
You can do a DIY bowknot using a scarf as well. Don’t know to tie a bowknot? Learn from this video tutorial.
31) Black Baby Hairstyles With Beads
Cornrows and beads. This style is never going out of fashion, even in decades to come. At least not for babies.
There is just something so captivating about the two on a baby’s head. This style can last for nearly two weeks. See this tutorial on how to install beads quickly and easily.
32) Cute Black Baby Hairstyles
For silky smooth hair, the best way to rock is to leave it in a fro. Oil your baby’s hair as you run your fingers through her TWA.
For a princess look, accessorize with a wide satin headband that has a large bow on the side.
33) Black Baby Hairstyles With Coarse Hair
For a baby with coarse hair, all you need is to accessorize with a big flower, faux or real. Moisturize their hair to make it look soft and smooth.
Lay them edges as well with baby oil or a baby gel for a more polished look.
34) Easy Black Toddler Hairstyles
Sleek down your baby’s hair using a baby-friendly gel and accessorize with a colorful headband.
35) Black Baby Hairstyles For Short Hair
I just love babies in turbans. They look so gorgeous and so ladylike. Doesn’t she look like a little sophisticated woman?
36) Black Toddler Girl Ponytail Hairstyles
Don’t have any baby hair accessories with you? Don’t sweat it. LOC (leave-in, oil, and cream) their hair and hold it in a high ponytail.
37) Black Baby Hairstyles Girl
A fancier twist to the baby fro is to put their hair into two little puffs on the half front of the hair and leave out the rest as a fro. You can then accessorize the little puffs with matching bow barrettes.
38) Black Baby Hairstyles For Short Curly Hair
Tired of the plain mini-puffs? Why not bow-up the two little puffs on the front. This will definitely add a glitzy twist to the puffs especially when you want to step out with your baby and don’t have the time to take down the puffs.
39) Hairstyles For 2 Year Old Black Baby Girl
The good old headwrap. I love headwraps for their versatility, and on babies, I love how glamorous they suddenly look.
They can wear a headwrap in so many ways, with some of their hair out, with all their hair covered or you can put their hair in a bun or ponytail and then wrap.
You can also tie the wrap into a side or front bow or knot. See how versatile a headwrap is? Make sure to fill up their wardrobe with a variety.
40) 10 Month Old Black Baby Hairstyles
For a 10-month-old, leaving their hair out in an afro is the best decision you can make. You do not want complicated hairstyles for a crawling baby. It’s gonna be a race you can hardly win.
41) 6 Month Old Black Baby Girl Hairstyles
If your 6-month old has longer hair, apply styling baby oil and put their hair in two or three puffs.
42) Black Baby Girl Hairstyles Braid
Well, this may seem like a time-consuming hairstyle but it actually isn’t if your baby can sit still for an hour. Leave out a section of the front hair and cornrow the rest towards the middle.
Apply curl enhancing gel to the leave out, part in the middle, and put the hair into two ponytails. This hairstyle will last for up to a week, you only need to do touch-ups to the leave out.
43) 1 Year Old Black Baby Girl Hairstyles
Put a section of their front hair in two small puffs and leave out the rest of the hair in a fro.
44) Infant Black Baby Girl Hairstyles
You can never go wrong with a Mini mouse headband on a baby’s afro. Get a matching outfit and your baby is ready to step into her birthday party in style.
45) Black Baby Hairstyles For Weddings
Ribbons are a versatile hair accessory and a staple in every baby’s wardrobe. You can tie it into a bow to complete a princess look.
46) Hairstyles For 1 Year Old Black Baby Girl
Isn’t she lovely in sleeked-down twin puffs? You can achieve this look by using a curling gel on her hair when it is wet.
47) 7 Month Old Black Baby Hairstyles
No baby’s wardrobe is complete if it lacks a trendy colorful turban headwrap. They come in so many styles but I find the bun one to be more popular.
Every mom must love them for how easy they are to put on. They also come in handy when you got no time for complicated styling.
48) Black Baby Hairstyles For Short Hair
Cute simple headwrap to spice up the fro.
49) Afro Baby Hairstyles In Kenya
Once again, the beautiful fro with a DIY ribbon bow.
50) African American Babies Hairstyles
If your baby has a head full of hair. This afro would love adorably cute on her.