Natural Hair Kids Style | Shampoo and Style in 30 Minutes

Hi Beautiful! It’s been an exciting week for me and to add to everything I agreed to let my niece, Mekhi spend the night with Olivya. Yes, on a school night! It’s hard to tell her no. Anyway her mom straightened her hair days before and it was in a bun. I found out after I woke her up to get ready for school, that she wet her hair in the shower and it was a frizzy mess.  I had someplace to be and she had school; so I had to work fast to shampoo and style in 30 minutes. The results were beautiful and I won the super cool aunt award.

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Here’s what I used:

    • Shea Moisture Shampoo
    • Shea Moisture Conditioner
    • My D.I.Y. water and Glycerin Leave in Spray
    • Mixed Chicks paddle brush
    • K.I.S.S. Handle-less dryer
    • Remington 1″ flat Iron
    • 5 hair pins
    • 3 Sectioning Clips

Marsha Willis LivingAfter cleansing and conditioning her hair, I put her hair in 4 sections, sprayed each section with my water/Glycerin mix and quickly de-tangled using my Mixed Chicks paddle brush.  Then I applied a small amount of olive oil to further lock in the moisture and protect her hair from the heat. Mekhi was shocked at how quick and ouch-less the process was and had the nerve to ask for my brush when I was done with her hair. Basically, I no longer have my favorite de-tangling tool.

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After detangling, I used the Kiss Handle-less dryer with comb attachment to dry each section. My goal was to get her hair as straight as possible. Mission accomplished.

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After drying I parted about an inch of hair from ear to ear. This is the hair that I planned to leave out. I then separated her hair into two sections and put in two simi-loose cornrows. The braids are tighter at the ends to prevent unraveling. Next, using hairpins I crossed the braids at the back and pinned them to one another.

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Finally, I added a few spiral curls using my Remington flat iron.

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It’s been so long since I’ve done Mekhi’s hair, that she doesn’t remember. She loved the results and asked if I would do her hair all the time. Olivya has locs so I no longer have to do the day to day styling of a little girls hair. With that begin said I definitely declined the request to regularly style Mekhi’s hair. I will not give in on that request; I guarantee.

I often wear my hair like this minus the curls. Be sure to post your recreation of this style. Thanks for sharing.

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  • MsSymone

    Such a cute style for a girl or an adult…..I think it would work on medium length hair as well.

  • Thanks. Yes, this style can work on medium length hair too.