Everyone knows maintaining and taking care of curly hair for babies isn’t easy. It requires constant care, patience, and a lot of knowledge to not damage the curl.
Today we aren’t just going to show you great baby curly hairstyles, but we’re also going to give you some tips and tricks on how to properly take care of their hair as best as possible.
How to Take Care of Your Toddler’s Curly Hair
Like we just previously said, taking care of curly hair, in general, is difficult, but taking care of your curly hair baby might seem a little bit stressing, since there’s too much information going around, so let’s summarize it.
First off, you need to identify their type of curl to understand how to best take care of it. There are at list six different types of curly hairs, and although they all have a similar hair care routine, there are special things you might have to do for different types of curls.
Once you’ve figured that out, is to buy hair products that are actually made for babies with curls. Buy special shampoo, hair conditioner, hair cream, coconut oil (trust us, this is a lifesaver) and different oils that will help keep the hair soft and with the definition.
Last, but not least, don’t put heat on your baby’s curly hair, not even when they grow. It’s important for you to understand that heat severely damages the natural shape of the curl and will break it, causing your baby to lose their natural form.
Instead of applying heat, focus on constant moisturizing and hydration every week, and making sure any hairstyle that you might try on your baby’s hair won’t compromise their natural curl.
How to Style – Some Tips
Now that you know how to take care of your toddler’s curly hair, let’s move on and talk about how to style and manage their hair to make your overall job easier and way quicker.
First, make sure to have all the equipment on hand. Hairbands, hair accessories, combs, coconut oil or any other detangled and hydrating oil, and hair beans if you’re planning on using them.
Second, try not to pull too tight on your baby’s curls, it can stress them and even cause them a headache, instead, always pull gently and tight hairbands softly enough.
Watch The Following Tutorial to Learn How to Style Baby Curly Hair
Coolest Curly Hairstyles for Babies
Check these adorable hairstyles for toddlers with curly hair to make them look even cuter.
1. Simple Top Knot
This is a great curly hairstyle for baby boys who already have enough hair to be pulled back and tighten up on a little bun or knot, however you want to call it.
To comb the hair back you can use either your fingers, a soft comb or even a toothbrush with coconut oil to hydrate the hair altogether, collect the hair and tight it softly with an invisible hairband and you’re done.
2. Pigtails with A Twist
Pigtails are a classic as baby curly hairstyle, but these ones are a little bit different. First, you’ll have to part the hair in two and then part the front section in two little parts as well.
Twist or braid these front little parts and then take them back to meet the pigtails and tight them up together to secure they won’t fall out. You can even make little curls at the end of the pigtails for extra cuteness.
3. Curly Bangs
Curly bangs look ADORABLE on babies, but if your curly-haired toddler doesn’t have bangs, you can always fake them, and it’s actually quite easy. First, comb the hair back like if you were to do a ponytail and tight it up.
Then grab the ends of the ponytail and pull it a little bit to the front until it covers your baby’s forehead. To place the curls on place, pint it all up with a little bow and there you go, you have fake bangs on your baby curly hair!
4. Curly Updo
This is almost like a high ponytail, but without actually pulling the hair to the back. Instead, comb the hair from the back of your baby’s head to the top until there’s enough to tighten up and create a little bun.
You can then grab some coconut oil to give a better form and definition to the curls remaining on the top of your baby’s head and that’s it. It’s a very classy curly hair baby style but also really easy to do.
5. Kids Mohawk with Side Braids
Give your little baby’s afro a fun twist -literally- with these side braids! You can decide if you want to braid both sides or just one, but either way, it looks really good.
Simply grab a side part of the hair, divide it in two and begin braiding to the back of the head until you reach the back. Leave the rest alone so the curls can shine on their own.
6. Short Twists
You might want to take your baby to the hairstylist for this one, just to make sure you don’t hurt your baby’s curly hair because although twists are rather easy to do, they can get very tangled really quickly.
Separate the hair in various sections and then simply twist it around until you create a very tight curl and continue to do this until you have covered the entire head.
7. Mini Top Knots
This is similar to the little twists hairstyle, but instead of twisting it, you’re going to separate the hair into various sections and then tight it up into little knots.
It doesn’t matter of many top knots you manage to make, what is important tho, is for you to leave the curly hairs out and NOT pull too hard on the curls, and simply do them as tiny as possible without hurting the hair.
8. Double Half Ponytails
Now, before you do the pigtails on your toddler’s curly hair, make sure to carefully give form to each one of them to make them look more pull together, then, you can grab a section of the front part of the hair and divide it into two.
After you do this, grab the two parts and simply pull them back and tight them up with little hair bows! Again, remember to leave the baby hairs out so you can style them.
Sometimes the simplest hairstyles are the best for curly hair baby girl, and this is one of them. Simply remember to moisturize your curly baby’s hair either the night before or that same day and let it dry naturally.
Once the curls are freshly washed, push the hair back carefully and softly place a hairband on top to finish the hairstyle. Remember to go for a soft, stretchable hairband.
10. Undercut with Curls on Top
This one is for the baby boys with curly hair! Just ask your hairdresser or stylist to cut down the hair on both sides of your baby’s head, but not completely shave it down, just tone it down.
Then, when the cut is done, simply remember to moisturize the curls left on top, puffing them up just so slightly to really make them stand out from the rest.
11. Big Afro Hair with A Hat
Again, sometimes the better hairstyles for a curly hair baby is to let their afro grow naturally. Of course, this requires constant trims and hydration routines, but it can be easily achieved.
If you want your baby to accessorize their afro, then let them play around with different types of hats and put them on top of their hair just enough that it won’t fall, but also, don’t push it too hard that it will crush the curls.
12. Curly Afro Hair
The fun thing about afros is that you can your baby’s curly hair however you want to, and this particular style looks adorable. Shape them in an almost round way, but make sure to keep the baby hairs combed. It can be a great style as the baby boy’s first haircut!
Many people wonder how to do this and you can do it either with coconut oil or any other hydrating oil you might have on hand, the important thing is for the hair to be taken care properly.
13. Side Cornrows for Little Girls
Another great way of keeping your baby’s hair away from their face without hurting them is to give them side rows on each side and luckily is very easy to do so.
First, separate the hair in half with a middle part, then, twist the first pieces of hair from each side to the back and comb the rest of the hair down, keeping the hair slicked and straight.
14. Matchy Matchy Turbans
There’s nothing cuter than having the same hairstyle for you and your baby! And this curly hairstyle for toddlers isn’t only really easy to do but is totally harmless, all you’ll need is two identic turbans in different sizes.
Of course, you’ll have to comb the hair away from your baby’s face before putting the turban on, but other than that -unless you want to leave some curly hair on front-, you’re done.
15. Mini Space Buns
Last, but definitely not least, this is one of the cute baby curly hairstyles & is really simple to do. First, part the hair in half, right in the middle part. Then, take these two sides and put them in little buns. As always, remember to comb the baby hairs on the front and that’s it!
Keeping up with curly hair and learning how to properly style it is a whole journey, sure, but it’s totally worth it when you see how cute your curly hair baby looks when it’s finished. Just remember to not put too much pressure on their hair, not pull it too hard, and always, always, moisturize.