12 Easy Winter Protective Natural Hairstyles For Kids 💛

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(Last Updated On: January 29, 2019)

If you’re thinking about an easy hairstyle for your kids this winter, I want to share twelve easy winter protective natural hairstyles for your kids.

Winter can be just as damaging on kids hair as they are on adults hair. Even more so for kids because they don’t pay much attention to the health of their hair like adults do. While an adult would know what to do with their hair to protect it against the cold winter hair; kids are usually too busy having fun to care about the effects of the winter on their hair.

That’s why in this post, I will be providing some hairstyle ideas you can style your daughter’s hair in for the winter. These hairstyles are suitable for kids of all ages and temperament level, as well as all hair length and curl type.

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1. Toddler’s Mini Puff With Flat Twists

This is such a cute hairstyle for toddlers and babies. It’s easy to do and you can twist the puffs to protect the ends, keep her hair moisturized and reduce breakage. Just add cute toddler hair accessories such as these hair ties. 

Duration: Up to a week

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2. Flat Twists With Buns

This is an easy and fast hairstyle for toddlers and preschoolers. It can be done on medium length to long hair. It’s also a great protective style for kids who get their hair messy all the time because you it’s so quick and easy to be restyled. You can add cute hair accessories to the bun for special occasions such as church or parties.

Duration: Up to A Week

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3. Simple Cornrows with Beads

This is a cute hairstyle that can be done on kids in kindergarten or early grades. It’s very fast and easy to put in, which makes it a great hairstyle of choice for kids who can’t sit long to get their hair done. Just add some beads or braid rings to the braid and you’re all good to go.

Duration: One Week

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4. Classic Two Strand Twists With Beads

This is a classic hairstyle that’s easy to install and take down. Depending on your daughter’s hair texture and activity level, she can wear this hairstyle for up to two weeks and wear a twist out for another week. This hairstyle can be done on kids with short hair too, and you can style the twists in a variety of hairstyles. What a versatile hairstyle!

Duration: Up to two weeks

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5. Fulani Cornrows with double braided Knots

This hairstyle compilation won’t be complete without a Fulani hairstyle added to it! I love this hairstyle because it’s very easy for a parent with a basic braiding skills to pull off. It’s also simple enough to be done while your daughter is asleep. Just add a cute hair accessories such as beads and braid rings and your little girl is ready for the week!

Duration: Up to two weeks

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6. Simple mini cornrows with chunky all back cornrows

This is a beautiful hairstyle for kids who can’t sit through a complicated hairstyle. It’s also the best hairstyle for kids with an active lifestyle because you can re-do the hairstyle when it starts to get frizzy. To change-up this look, just loosen the two chunky cornrows and style h back hair in a puff, bun,  two strand twists or flat twists!

Duration: One Week

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7.  Double Patewo (clap hands) with Twists

This is a very popular kids hairstyles in Nigeria and I used to enjoy getting my hair in this style when I was a little girl. It’s a quick hairstyle for parents who have to style more than one girl’s hair on a weekend because it’s very basic and easy to do.

Duration: Up to two weeks

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8. Shuku with a puffy bun

This is also another classic children’s hairstyle in Nigeria. If you’re into matching mummy and daughter hairstyle, you and your daughter can both wear this versatile hairstyle. You can play around with the bun by adding some beads, braid rings or a flower. You can also add a cute headband when the edges starts to get frizzy.

Duration: Two Weeks

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9. Patewo with Curve

This hairstyle can also be done on kids with short hair. To have this same length, you can add in some Marley hair, and you can totally recreate this hairstyle with short hair. The twisted portion can be packed up into an up-do to protect your daughter’s ends

Duration: Two Weeks

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10.  Cornrowed Bantu Knots

If you don’t have a lot of time on your hands and need an in-between hairstyle, these braided bantu knots are great because it’s very quick and easy to do. You can add in some kanekalon hair, if your daughter’s hair is short.

Duration: Up to One Week

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11. Fulani Themed Cornrows with Double Knots

This is obviously a hairstyle that can be achieved on older kids hair who can sit through complicated hairstyles. Just be careful not to braid her hair too tight when installing this hairstyle. To prolong the life expectancy of this hairstyle, you can add in some kanekalon hair.

Duration: 2-4 Weeks

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12. Half Cornrows Half Braids

This hairstyle would be ideal for pre-teens and teenagers who needs something that can last for a few weeks, so they won’t have to get their hair done every weekend. Kanekalon hair can be used for length.

Duration: Up to 4 weeks

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Maintenance Tips

You want to keep your daughter’s hair in a satin bonnet while she sleeps at night.

When she showers, make sure she wears a shower cap.

To keep her scalp moisturized, use an anti-itch scalp oil that will keep her scalp fresh and supple.

To keep her hair moisturized, lightly spray her hair with a leave-in conditioner spritz. You can either buy one or you can make yours in a spray bottle. A basic hair spritz includes water, leave-in conditioner and oil.

To take down the hairstyle, lightly spray her hair with the leave-in spritz so that her hair is moisturized and doesn’t break off when you take it down. Also be sure to detangle as you go, so you won’t have much work afterwards.