Crochet Hairstyles for Kids
It's back to school time! In the coming days, proud parents across the country will send their kids off to begin another school year. This weekend, the malls, barbershops and hair salons will be filled with kids who want to keep up with the latest trends…and their parents there to pay for it!
If you have a daughter, back to school could possibly include weekly visits to the hair salon. Protective styles aren’t just for adults. Crochets are a great protective style for active school aged girls. Here are 3 things to consider when choosing a crochet style for your daughter:
Types of Physical Activity
Is your daughter involved in dance? Swim? Or does she like to climb trees and play outside? These factors matter when considering a crochet style. The type and frequency of physical activity will determine how long the style will last. For example, if she swims a few times a week, the hair will need to be washed after each swim. For this reason, it would be best to try a full head crochet style with no leave out hair.
Children often have more than one hair type. One area may have tightly packed coils, while another section has an s-pattern curl. Softer hair textures will need to be braided with smaller cornrows to create a solid base for the crochet hair. Otherwise, softer hair will unravel or come undone which decreases the amount of time the crochet style lasts. If you choose a half up/half down style, be sure the crochet hair texture matches the natural hair texture. For kids, cornrowing the front of the hair and adding crochet hair on the back is an easy way to endure a perfect match!
Like most kids, my daughter hates hours-long hair processes! In addition to the time it will take to install, consider the number of maintenance hours the crochet style requires. Does your daughter sleep with a bonnet? Are you able to ensure her scalp is cleaned and oiled regularly? Also, if you can, try to achieve more than one style out of the crochet style. As an example, two twisted ponytails can be converted into buns for a new look!
Check out these cute kid crochet looks for your school aged daughter:
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