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10 Cute Braids For Kids – How-to Do Tutorial, Ideas, Pictures

half cornrows and rope twists for black girls

Cute braids for kids. Ladies and gentlemen, if you previously thought that braids or hair braiding styles were only for grown women; think again. Our little angels and future fashionistas rocks braids too. In fact, my two little girls sport braids way better than I do. Children hair braids can be done in a way that will make your little cute but not looking or have them acting like they are all grown up!

They are many tutorials and ideas online for hair braiding styles for the grown ups but very few concentrates on braids for kids and braids for little girls. Below are 10 cute braids for kids including tutorials, pictures, types of hair to use, and how to care for kids braids when they are done.

10 Cute Braids For Kids / Little Girls

These are some if the latest and cutest braids for kids hairstyles trending in 2014. These little girls breading styles are so cute and trendy that we don’t see any reasons why they could not be worn in 2015 and beyond. Let’s start with our top 10 cute braids for kids.

10. Dutch Braids

dutch braids for black kids

Dutch braids are some of the cutest hair braiding styles for kids of all ages. This braids hairstyle is more suitable for using the girl’s natural hair not hair braiding extensions. Dutch braids are braided just like cornrow braids and the complete opposite of French braids.  The only difference between Dutch braids and cornrow braids is that for Dutch braids you’re only doing 1 or 2 braids and for French braids you have to do several at a time.

How To Do Dutch Braids For Kids / Girls

What You Will Need: 

  • A Wide Tooth comb
  • A ponytail holder

Duth Braids Step-by-Step Tutorial

how to do dutch braids for kids


Video Credit: mitchellzee

9.  Cornrowed Braids Bun

cornrow braided bun for black girls

Cornrowed braids bun for kids is a pretty braided bun hairstyle. This style can be use for any kids activities or occasions. Little girls can wear cornrowed braids bun to go to school or as a daily protective style of just to go do bed. This cute little style is very kid friendly and does the job at the same time.

What You Will Need:

  • Rat-tail comb
  • Wide-tooth comb
  • Hair moisturizer
  • Rubber bands
  • Metal-free ponytail holder

Cornrowed Braids Step-by-Step Tutorial

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Video Credit: DiscoveringNatural

8. Flat Twists Into a Bun

flat twists bun for black kids

Flat twists into a bun for kids are great alternative to French braids and Cornrows if you have a hard time doing them.

What You Will Need:

  • Rat tail comb (for hair parting, never for combing your little girl’s hair)
  • Wide-tooth comb for detangling (after you’ve finger detangled)
  • Clips (to keep the other hair back)
  • Your choice of conditioner

Flat Twists Step-by-Step Tutorial

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flat twists into bun for black kids

Flat Twists Into Bun Part 1


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Flat Twists Into Bun Part 2


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7. Two Strand Twists

two strand twists for black girls

Two strand twists are very popular hairstyles amongst adults black women but also look great for kids and little girls. Two strands twists are very easy to do, take care of and can last as long as 2-4 weeks if taken good care of. We don’t recommend keeping two-strand twists for longer than 4 weeks because your child’s hair will start to tangle and lock. If you would like to add some style to two strand twists, consider adding flat twists in the front. You may twist the hair while damp or dry.

How To Do Two Strand Twists For Kids / Girls

What You Will Need:

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Two Strand Twists Step-by-Step Tutorials

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Video Credit: Toliahli

6. Box Braids For Kids

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Also everyone can do box braids on kids hair if you understand square. Box braids look hard to do when you look at them but in reality they are very easy; especially doing box braids on children hair. The good thing about box braids for kids is that you can part the hair in different ways like diamonds and brick pattern.

how to do box braids for kids


Video Credit: K2 Mommy Chronicles

5. Crown Braids

crown braids for black kids

Crown braids are very nice and neat. Children can wear this type of hair style for school, wedding or any other occasions kids go to. The hairstyle is also good to use as protective hairstyle for kids. You can add decorative items to crown braids like ribbons.

Tools You Need to Do Crown Braids For Kids

  • Wide-tooth comb
  • Brush
  • Bobby pins
  • Small ponytail holder

Crown Braids for Kids Step-by-Step Tutorial

how to do crown braids for kids-tutorials


Video Credit: dluxhairnmakeup

4. Cute Braided Updo

braided updo for kids

Braided updo is my favorite hairstyle for my little princess. This hairstyle is super cute and good as protective hairstyle. My only issue with braided updo is it makes my little girl look too grown for her age. However, you can make it look cute and do little things to it that will make look kiddy updo. Braid updo takes a little time but if you can play Ninja Turtles or Toy Story while your braiding it, she should sit still…we hope!

What You Will Need for Kiddy Braided Updo:

  • Wide-tooth comb
  • Rat-tail comb
  • Rubber bands
  • Hair Moisturizer
  • Beads(optional)

Little Girls Braided Updo Step-by-Step Tutorials

how to do braided updos for little girls and kids


Video Credit: Twistncoils tee

3. Cornrowed Dutch Braids

cornrowns dutch braids for black kids

With cornrowed Dutch braids you can be very creative on how you style this hairstyle to make your little angel look cute and fancy! For months I wanted to do cornrowed Dutch braids on my baby’s hair. Finally, I did it a couple days before she went back to school and she loves it. Whatever makes my little princess happy makes me happy. With my Royal Curl Soothing Oil in hands, I went all out in my little girl’s hair and created a beautiful designed cornrow Dutch braids style.

What You Need To Create Cornrowed Dutch Braids For Your Girl(s):

  • Rat tail comb
  • Wide tooth comb
  • Hair moisturizer
  • Hair clips to section hair
  • Rubber bands

Little Girls Cornrowed Dutch Braids Step-by-Step Tutorials

cornrow dutch braids hairstyles for black girls


Video Credit: GirlsLoveYourCurls

2. Half Cornrows and Rope Twists

half cornrows and rope twists for black girls

You can’t go wrong with half cornrows and rope twists for kids. My little girl wore this braiding style about 3 months ago and girls in the neighborhood wanted to know who did it! Guess who did it? MOI! Half cornrows and Rope Twists are some of the creative hairstyles for kids. One of the most gorgeous and trending hairstyles for African American kids today. Give half cornrows and rope twists a try and see how it comes out!

What You’ll Need to do Half Cornrows and Rope Twists For Your Little Girl(s)

  • Rat tail comb
  • Wide tooth comb
  • Hair moisturizer
  • Hair clips to section hair
  • Rubber bands
  • Hair beads

Half Cornrows and Rope Twists Step-by-Step Tutorial

half cornrows and rope twists hairstyles for black kids


Video Credit: TiffanyNicholsDesign

1. Curly Braided Mohawk / Frohawk

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Curly braided mohawk / frohawk are absolutely my favorite hairstyle for my two little girls (they’re twins!) and they love it when I do this hairstyle for them. With braided mohawks, you get the best of both world and adding a little curls to them makes this hairstyle amazingly gorgeous. Your little girl doesn’t have to be all natural to rock braided mohawks (I hope you’re putting perms on your little girls’ hair though).

What You Will Need to do Braid Mohawk / Frohawk for Kids

what i need to do braided mohawk for kids

Children Braided Mohawks / Frohawks Step-by-Step Tutorials

how to do braided mohawk for kids tutorial


Video Credit: Mo Punchinella

How To Do Kids Braids

The ‘how to do braids for kids‘ video below provides step-by-step instructions on how to braid girls / kids hair. Most little girls have enough natural hair to do braids without using hair extensions. However, if your girl has short hair you may use kids braiding hair extensions.

What types of braiding hair to use for kids braids? I would recommend the child’s natural hair to do the hair braiding. However, you her hair is too short and you’re absolutely have to use hair extensions, only use real human hair for your kids hair braiding.

If you would like to share with us for posting to this site your kids braids hairstyles, don’t hesitate to send them to use via email at PoeticJusticeBraids[@]gmail[.]com. Be sure to remove the brackets.


Video Credit: Angel Marie

How to Style Kids / Girls Braids


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Braided Hairstyles for Black / African American Kids


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How to Care for Kids Braids and Twists Hairstyles

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