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With two of my three kids in school, finding easy hairstyles that get us out the door quickly is a must!!
My oldest two are girls, and are often very opinionated about their hair. They both have different textures of curls, and I’m working on teaching them how to love and care for their curls.
I keep a basket of products in their closet, and they often ask me what product I’m using and why. I use this as a teachable moment, so that one day, they will know how to style their hair without my assistance.
When they were babies, I was a little lost when it came to products. I have curly hair too, but the texture of my hair is much thicker than theirs. It took lots of time (and money) to figure out what works for them.
After I learned what worked for them, I had to teach my husband—this works out great because now if I’m running behind in the morning, he is the one styling their hair!
Here are a few of our quick and easy hairstyles:
The Relaxed Bun:
Basically this style is a lazy version of a tight bun. After making a ponytail, I pull the hair almost all the way out of the band and leave a little hair at the bottom.
You can dress up this hairstyle with a bow or a headband. It’s also known as a topknot.
Do your girls like watching Sunny Day on Nick Jr? Thanks to her, my girls have started requesting different hairstyles.
This is probably one of my favorite styles. For moms who are not good at braiding or parting, this style is very forgiving.
It only requires 1 part down the center of the head, then making two ponytails. The two ponytails are then wrapped around each other and pinned down into buns.
And voila! Two space buns! It’s an easy relaxed style, or you can dress them up with a scarf or headband.
I know what you’re thinking….
The side pony is such an 80’s style! But trust me, the side pony has made a comeback! My daughters love to dress up their ponytails with cat ears or turbans.
You can give the side pony some versatility by making it high or low. Either way, it’s such a cute and easy style!
Half Up, Half Down
If your daughters are like mine, they like to wear their hair down a lot. The problem with keeping curly hair loose is that it leaves the ends open to breakage.
Typically a style like this one is for special occasions like church or birthday parties. This is not an everyday style.
Hairstyles like the braided pony are great protective styles.
A protective style tucks most of your hair away from daily manipulation.
Depending on the curl type, this style may last a few days without having to refresh it.
In order to achieve a sleek look without frizz at the end of the day, I recommend finding a gel to slick the edges down.
If you don’t have curly hair yourself, learning how to style curls can be a bit of a challenge. These 5 styles are simple and don’t require a lot of prior knowledge to accomplish.
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