Trying to find the perfect hairstyle for your child can be overwhelming. The good news is, there are so many different options out there for black hair that anyone can find something their little one will love. Whether your kids are getting bored of their old look or you’re just looking for something new, these black hair trends are sure to have you covered. With braids being such a popular trend right now, it’s time to bring them into the 21st century and give this classic ‘do some modern flair. These braided styles are professional-grade with extra bumpy bits that make them perfect for those who want a little bit of texture in their hair without having to go through the trouble of growing out their natural kinks. They also take very little time to do, leaving you plenty of time to get other things done while your kid patiently waits.
Boxer braids are a classic ‘do that looks effortlessly chic on almost any black girl. But don’t let their simplicity fool you – these braids are no walk in the park. If you’ve been wanting to try boxer braids, but they’ve been too intimidating, you’re in luck! Boxer braids are incredibly simple, and you can even do them yourself. All you need to do is follow these three steps: Place the hair in an elastic band at the back of the head. Secure the hair with a hair tie. Braid the hair to create a boxer shape.
Ponytail braids are a popular ‘do for teens and young women who want a short, stylish hairstyle that requires much less effort than box braids. The key to pulling off ponytail braids is making sure you keep your ponytail shape. Otherwise, your head will look like a giant ball. Ponytail braids are a great ‘do for those who want a neat but not-too-serious hairstyle for school. Plus, they’re a simple and easy way to add a little bit of texture to your black hair while keeping it short.
French Braid Styles
French braids can be done either naturally or with extensions. Achieving natural-looking French braids will take a bit of practice, but once you master them, they’ll look great on almost anyone. For those who want to achieve natural-looking French braids, the key is to make sure your hair is as uniform as possible. As you can see in the photo below, the stylist in the photo above created a two-strand French braid from one side of the head, then brought the other side into the braid, creating a side-swept look.
Spiral braids are a modern take on the classic box braid. Instead of creating a braid from the ends of your hair and then weaving those in to create a braid, you create a braid on the ends and then spiral your hair around the base. This creates a bumpy look that blends beautifully with curly or kinky hair textures. This style is perfect for anyone who wants spiral braids but doesn’t have the perfect curls to create a classic braid. This is also a great ‘do for those with thin hair, as it doesn’t require as much hair to create a full braid.
Hanging Loose Ringlet Bun
A loose ringlet bun with braids is one of the most versatile black hair looks you can get. It can be worn casually or professionally, and it works with almost any hairstyle, from a messy bun to a sleek updo. If you’re looking for a simple but professional hairstyle for school, a loose ringlet bun is the way to go. It’s also a great ‘do for girls with thin hair, as you don’t need a lot of hair to create a loose ringlet bun. To create a loose ringlet bun, start by detangling your hair and sectioning it into two halves. If you want your ringlets to be more full, pin your hair up to keep it out of the way while you section it. Next, take one half of your hair and loosely twist it around the base of the bun. This will create a woven base. Take the other half of your hair and loosely twist it around the base of the bun, creating a spiral on top of the first twist. This will keep the bun from falling out of place. Finally, pin up the rest of your hair in a messy bun to keep it out of the way while the bun is being woven.
Dread knots are another popular ‘do for black hair. What are dread knots you ask? Dread knots are a braided twist in the back of your hair that sits right above your nape. These braids serve as a base for more braids in your hair, creating a bumpy texture. Dread knots are a great way to add a little bit of texture to your hair without having to go through the hassle of growing out your natural kinks. Dread knots can be done with both natural and synthetic hair. If you’re looking for a temporary ‘do, dread knots are a great option. If you’re looking for a more permanent option, dread knots can be re-braided, allowing you to wear them again at another time.
Wrapped bundles are a chunky, textured twist on a classic ponytail. For these braids, you’ll first want to separate your hair into three sections: the middle section, the front section, and the back section. Next, remove all hair from the middle part of your hair and pin it up to create a messy bun. Once your hair is pinned up, take the front section of your hair and wrap it around the middle bun, creating a smaller bun. Then take the back section of your hair and wrap it around the smaller bun to create a bigger bun. Finally, take the remaining front section and wrap it around the base of the big bun to create a wrapped bundle. This will give your hair a jumbo twist while also keeping it out of your face.
A receding ponytail is one of the most versatile hairstyles on this list. It can be worn at any time of day, from a casual look to a more professional one. It can also be worn with almost any hairstyle, from a messy bun to a sleek updo. To create a receding ponytail, you’ll need to section your hair into three sections: the middle section, the front section, and the back section. Next, using an elastic band, create a ponytail in the middle section of your hair. Then, using a hair tie, create a ponytail in the front section of your hair, slightly off to the side from the ponytail in the middle section. Finally, using a hair tie, create a ponytail in the back section of your hair, slightly off to the side from the ponytail in the middle section.
Wrapped Up with Bunched Ends Hair Tip
A messy bun with a bunch of extra hair tied up at the end is a perfect finish to most black hair styles. Black hair styles are great for adding texture and volume to hair, but they don’t always have a lot of volume to work with. A bun with some extra hair tied up at the end is perfect for giving your hair some extra oomph. A bunchy bun is perfect for those with kinky hair textures, while those with curls will love a messy bun. There’s something so satisfying about finishing off a messy bun with some extra hair tied up at the end. Once you’ve finished, take one of the ends of hair and wrap it around the finger of your other hand.
How to do the Dread Knots
The dread knot is a classic ‘do that’s great for adding a bit of texture to your hair without having to go through the trouble of growing out your natural kinks. To make the dread knot, take two sections of hair, one from the middle part of your head and one from the back section. Twist the hair from the back section around the base of the twist in the middle section. Then, using a hair tie, make a small twist in the hair from the middle section that’