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35 Easy Natural Hairstyles for 11-Year-Old Girls in Grade School

You want your little girl to look and feel good when she goes to school. We have multiple natural hairstyles perfect for the school year.

Part of setting your child up for success is ensuring they feel confident every day they head into school. We all know the feeling of stepping out with recently done hair – it gives us a boost of self-assurance and makes us feel like we can conquer anything. Ensuring your child’s hair is well taken care of empowers them to face each day at school with unwavering confidence. 

Investing in your child’s hair instills a sense of self-worth and confidence from an early age. Feeling good about themselves makes them more likely to engage actively in class, build strong peer relationships, and excel academically.

A Satin Bonnet is Their Best Friend

When it comes to maintaining a little girl’s hairstyle, a satin bonnet can be their ultimate best friend. Not only does it help protect their precious tresses, but it also ensures that their hairstyle stays intact for longer periods of time (including playtime).

With its soft and smooth fabric, the satin bonnet minimizes friction and frizz caused by traditional pillowcases or headscarves. Whether your little girl has curly locks, braids, or even a special occasion updo, a satin bonnet will be there to protect their beautiful hair throughout the day and night.

Different Types of Cute Hair Accessories for Black Hair

For these cute hairstyles for black girls, you’ll want to remember to have various hair accessories: hair scrunchies, hair beads, hair clips, holding spray, hair gel, edge brush, regular hair brush, and hair extensions. Having these hair accessories will help her hair look fresh and clean. We highly recommend hair oil or moisturizer to keep her new style moisturized.


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Stunning Hairstyles for Girls age 11 Years Old!

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1. Wash and Go

easy hairstyle for 11 years old black girl

A simple curly hairstyle is perfect for a little girl. Spritz some water and add some gel to refresh her hair in the morning.

2. Press and Curl on Little Girls

natural hairstyle for black girls

For a different look, press her hair with a safe flat iron and add curls for a soft look. This hairstyle should only be done on a girl with healthy hair. To reduce heat damage, only straighten her hair once a year. You can also use the opportunity to trim her hair when you straighten it.

3. Sister Locs on Little Girls

natural hairstyle for black girls

Sister locs aren’t only for adults; children can also wear them. The only thing is that you will need to retwist her hair and have a disciplined hair routine so that her hair stays clean and healthy.

4. Two Strand Twists Mohawk

mohawk protective styles for 11 years old girls

Not sure what hairstyle to do next? Maybe you only have a few minutes to spare in the morning before heading out. This five-section mohawk is perfect for busy days. Accessorize it to your liking.

5. Halo Braid

side braid with weave on black girl

This hairstyle is best for special occasions such as weddings, birthday parties, and baby showers. Feed in small amounts of hair at a time for the braid, and wrap the ends with a jerry curl or any other curly hair weft.

6. Halo Braid with Crochet Twist Out

two side braids with curly end on brown girl

For kids with shorter hair, you can cornrow the middle of her hair so that you don’t have to pull her hair tight for the big cornrows. Then, crochet a curly hair piece like this Jamaican bounce hair to the tail of her cornrows.

7. Shoulder Length Marley Twists With a Side Cornrow

two strand twist hairstyle for black teenager girl

If you’re not ready to go all out on hair extensions for your little girl, you can gradually introduce curly hair extensions that mimic the texture of her hair, such as Marley Twists. You only need to add a small piece of hair; no one would know it’s not all her hair.

8. Fulani Cornrows on Little Girls

feed in braids with accessories for black girls

For kids who are already used to wearing hair extensions and sitting for over an hour to get their hair done, you can go with this hairstyle. It should last for at least a month. Apply hair oil on her roots to prevent dryness. Use an edge brush to shampoo her scalp so that her cornrows can last, even after washing.

9. Double Stitch Braids Up-Do

braided bun with highlights for black girls

For kids with an active lifestyle who may not have the patience for weekly hair days, cornrowing their hair with hair extensions is the way to go. Use any hair extension color of your choice.

10. Coil Leray Braids on Kids

simple braid hairstyle for 11 years old black girl

These knotless braids are just as beautiful on kids as they are on adults. Please remember to braid loosely to avoid discomfort.

11. Knotless Braids with Coily Ends

box braids with curly end for black girls

After braiding her hair, curl the ends with small rod sets, dip it in hot water, and unravel. Add age-appropriate hair accessories for a unique look.

12. Simple Box Braids

easy braid hairstyles for black girls

Box braids are perfect for summer camps and summer holidays. Your daughter has many things to consider; her hair should be the last. If well cared for with a satin bonnet, her braids should last 4-6 weeks.

13. Braided Cornrows UpDo

braided bun with accessories for black teenage girls

This is a simple hairstyle that will keep her hair looking healthy and well-protected. Add small amounts of hair extension pieces on each cornrow for a realistic look, and no one would know she added hair.

14. Stitch Braids Ponytail with Curly Ends

ponytail hairstyle with weave for black kids

This hairstyle is versatile and can be worn in several ways. Wrap it into a bun or let it down. On week 2, you can add colorful beads on the curly ends, and she can whip her hair down the school hallway.

15. Chunky Box Braids

half up half down with beads for black girls

For a style that won’t take long to take down, these chunky braids are the best hairstyle to go with. For a lightweight look, you can use smaller pieces of hair so that she doesn’t have to deal with the weight of hair extensions.

16. Half-Up Half-Down Cornrows

box braids hairstyles on 11 years old black girl

This hairstyle is so regal, and it’s an exemplary style for a young princess. Cornrow the front section and style the back into box braids. Accessorize with gold hair threads and hair cuffs.

17. Curly Half-Up Half Down

half up half down with curly end for black girls

Watch your little girl smile big like this when you decide on this super cute and unique style! She can go between having an up-do or letting her braids fall like the princess she is. Don’t forget to add a bonnet at night to keep the style fresh.

18. Knotless Braids with Pop of Color

natural hairstyle for black girls 11 years old

We already love braids, but when you add a pop of color? Wow! Have your little girl pick out her fave color of hair braiding string for braids that truly rock out loud!

19. Braided Up-Do With Bow

half up half down with bow hairstyle on black girl

Braided updos are ideal for those long school days! Add a colorful hair bow to take this style up a notch.

20. Cornrows with Heart Design

heart shaped cornrows for black girls

We are OBSESSED with this style! The heart adds a level of cuteness that is unmatched. Don’t forget the clear beads, too!


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Simple and Easy Hairstyles for 11 Years Old Girls!

21. Large Box Braids

box braid hairstyle for black kids

Sometimes, simple is the best way to go. These cute but straightforward box braids are ideal for the mommas out there who prefer more low-key styles.

22. Tribal Braids for Little Girls

easy natural cornrows with accessories for black girls

Take your little girl’s braids to the next level with hair accessories like hair string and hair beads! The coolest part about these braids is you can customize the accessories to fit your little girl’s personality.

23. Two Braids with Accent Braids

cornrows with weave on black kid

Two braids are a classic style for all ages, but adding those accent braids takes this look to another level. Be prepared to take a ton of pics of your little girl!

24. Braided Side Up-Do

stitch braid hairstyle with curly end for black girls

Easy to maintain and adorable? Sign us up! You’ll love this simple hair-do for your school girl. You won’t need to re-do their hair every morning.

25. Colored Knotless Braids with Beads

purple braids with beads for black girls

Everyone loves knotless braids, but they can be even better when adding colored hair extensions and beads! Don’t forget to take pictures.

26. Split Colored Knotless Braids

black and yellow braids for brown kids

Is your little girl on the spunky, fierce side? These split-colored knotless braids are for her! You’ll need hair extensions and beads to get this complete look.

27. Braided Buns

braided buns for 11 years old black girls

You can’t ever go wrong with braided buns. Add hair scrunchies for an extra level of cuteness!

28. Fulani Tribal Braids

pop smoke braids for black girls

Fulani braids have been making waves lately in the black hair community, and there’s a reason! These braids look cute for all ages. Remember to add hair accessories!

29. Small Mid-Back Knotless Braids

waist length box braids for black girls

No color, no beads – just simple knotless braids using hair extensions. You can get human or synthetic hair extensions.

30. Braided High Ponytail

ponytail cornrows for black girls

If your little girl is known for playing hard during recess or they have after-school activities, consider this high-braided ponytail.

31. Small Knotless Braids with Colored Hair String and Curly Ends

box braid with curly end for black kids

These small knotless braids with curly/wavy ends are incredibly adorable! We highly recommend adding some hair string to add to this style.

32. Side Braided Ponytail

cornrows with beads for black girls

This natural style for little black girls is one of our favorites. We love that kids only need a bonnet to maintain this style!

33. Half Up Half Down Braided Bun

braided hairstyle for black girls

There’s nothing like a half-up, half-down hairstyle for school time. When you add the cute bow and colored beads, your little girl will be as confident as ever.

34. Cornrows with Curly Ends

school hairstyle for black girls

Cornrows are a classic for all ages! With those curly ends, she’ll love walking around the school, showing off her trendy new style.

35. Medium Knotless Braids with Heart Design

braid hairstyle with curly end for black girls

Make your little girl’s knotless braids stand out with curly ends and a little heart design on the right or left side. You and her will fall in love with this effortless style! Don’t forget the hair extensions.

36. Small Locs for Kids

pink highlighs soft locs on black kids

Do you have locs yourself? We bet your little girl will love them too! You can even use colored hair extensions to spice this style up.

Start The School Year Off Right!

No matter what style you decide on for your little girl to rock this school year, we bet she will make a statement. Start her school year off right with a style you both love. Don’t forget the satin bonnet though!