Tween Cornrow Hairstyle

There comes a time when our little girls aren’t so little anymore and aren’t so into little girl things. D is now a tween and no longer into the beads and bows and cutesy hairstyles. She is also super busy and doesn’t have a lot of time to spend on protective styles that can take some time to do. She has been doing her own hair from a few months now. She washes, conditions, detangles, moisturizes and even styles! Her styles are limited, right now, to ponytails, single braids and twists, but she is learning and doing a pretty good job. However, we have both gotten a little tired of the detangling sessions that ensue from her wearing her hair out/in ponytails all week long. So, we finally took the time recently to do some cornrows to give her a break from styling/detangling and me a break from hearing the gripes about it. 😉

tween hairstyle cornrows

A simple cornrow hairstyle that will hopefully last 3-4 weeks. We are currently going into week 3 and the style is holding strong, *Fingers crossed for 2 more full weeks*. She moisturizes almost everyday with our favorite, Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer, and wears her satin sleep wrap every night.

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What hairstyles are your tweens into? I would love more ideas! Share them with us on our Facebook page. Until next time!

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Cornrow Hairstyle Tutorial

Criss Cross Over Cornrow Hairstyles

Both of these cornrow hairstyles are similar and basically start off the same way. Your parts should resemble a pie or pizza.

hair parting diagram

criss cross cornrow hairstyle

(For steps 1-3 refer back to the hair parting diagram above)
Step 1: Part hair in four sections. (front to back, ear to ear) clip each section to keep them separate

Step 2: starting with the right front section and from the center point, I parted diagonal so that I had two triangles.

Step 3: I then split those two triangles in half from the center point making 4 triangles in that 1 section. Make sure you keep the 4 triangles separate.

Step 4: starting w/ the 2 triangles at the top make a set of criss crossed cornrows (if you’re not sure how to do that see our criss cross cornrow tutorial) going to the center of the head, w/ the bottom two make 2 regular cornrows going to the center of the head.

Step 5: repeat steps 2 & 3 on the left front section. Once top portion is complete, secure w/ an ouchless band.

Step 6: untie back right section and split into 4 triangles like we did on the top and just cornrow downward.

Step 7 repeat on the other side and accessorize as you like.

girls cornrow hairstyle

(For steps 1-3 refer back to the hair parting diagram above)
Step 1: Part hair in four sections. (front to back, ear to ear) clip each section to keep them separate

Step 2: starting with the right front section and from the center point I parted diagonal so that I had two triangles.

Step 3: I then split those two triangles in half from the center point making 4 triangles in that 1 section. make sure you clip the 4 triangles separate. (as shown in the diagram above)

Step 4: Make 2 sets of criss-crossed cornrows going to the center of the head in 3 of the sections(top, bottom left). with the bottom right section
make two sets of criss-crossed cornrows going downward.

Step 5: secure the cornrows going to the center into a bun on the top of the head. Accessorize as you like!

 

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5 Easy Creative Natural Hairstyles

Easy Creative Natural Hairstyles

First, (before we get to these amazing and easy creative natural hairstyles) I want to give a shout out to our newest sponsor, Curly Princess Hair Boutique (take a look at their hair accessories, they are having a 20% off sale for the entire month of April!) and also to the maker of our favorite hair products Bee Mine, we’ve got a new reader discount code for you all, use checkout code UTHMFALL to save 10% on any order over $15, click here to go shopping (just be sure to come back and to see these hairstyles).

LaShauna of Nothing Unruly About These Curls has joined us once again to give us tutorials on 5 easy creative natural hairstyles for girls. If you missed her last 5 quick cute hairstyle tutorials, be sure to check them out. Now on to these hairstyles….

Style 1 – Rolled Pony Mohawk

This style took about 30 minutes.

Rolled Pony Mohawk Hairstyle Girls

Instructions:
Step 1: Part hair in half from ear to ear, tie off back half.
Step 2: Part front portion in half (from about the temples) so that you have 2 sections to ponytail. Secure both sections with an ouch-less band.
Step 3: Repeat step 2 on the back section of hair. you will then have 4 ponytails down the center of the head.
Step 4: Barrel roll each ponytail section down (using your fingers), you can also do buns if you like and secure w/ a bobby pin
Step 5: Add accessories or simply leave as is.

Style 2- 2 Small Braids into Pigtails

This style took about 15 minutes. It’s an easy style for toddlers & school age girls that can be done before school.

Easy cute girls hairstyle

Instructions:
Step 1: Split hair in half down the center from front to back. Tie off half so it’s out the way
Step 2: Part off a small triangle section in the front of pigtail and do a simple braid or twist.
Step 3: Gather the hair including the braid/twist and secure with an ouch-less band, then 2 strand twist/braid the loose hair.
Step 4: Repeat on other side. Then accessorize as you like.

Style 3 – Ni Hao Ki Lan inspired

This style took about 30 minutes.

Ni Hao Li Lan Hairstyle Easy Cute Style for Girls

Instructions:
Step 1: Part hair in half from ear to ear then tie off front portion to keep it out the way.
Step 2: Secure the back portion of hair with an ouch-less cloth band, 2 strand twist/ braid and secure with a barrette
Step 3: Part off a small section from the front, tie off.
Step 4: With the rest of the hair make a part in the center (front to back), create 2 pigtails. Since her hair was short I chose to just fold the loose hair in half and add a black ouch-less band. If your daughter has longer hair you can bun it or barrel roll down instead.
Step 5: Untie the small section in front and make a slanted part. Cornrow each section and add beads.
Step 6: Add flower shaped bows or barrettes to the front pigtails.

Style 4-Simple Ponytail Style with Beads

This style took about 45 minutes.

Girls easy twist hairstyle

Instructions:
Step 1: Part the hair in half from ear to ear then in half from front to back so that you have 4 equal ponytails. 2 in front, 2 in the back.
Step 2: Tie/clip off each section to keep them separated.
Step 3: Working with 1 section at a time, start with the front right section, make a slanted part starting from the center line slanting down towards the ear, secure with a rubber band in the center. Make another slanted part add the loose hair from the front ponytail,secure directly behind with a rubber band. Make 1 more slanted part adding the loose hair from section 2 secure with rubber band.
Step 4: Repeat step 3 for the other front ponytail to complete the top portion. For the back portion start your slanted part from the ear going downward.
Step 5: 2 strand each section and secure with a rubber band at the top center of the head.
Step 6: With loose hair make 4 equal twist/braids, add beads/barrettes.

Style 5 -Diagonal Parted Braids into Pigtails.

This style took about 45 minutes.

Cute easy braids twists hairstyle

Instructions:
Step 1: Part the hair from front to back slightly off centered. Leave about a 1-2in space(I used the inner corner of her eyes as my guide for spacing) and make another part from front to back.
Step 2: Tie off each side leaving the center free. Starting in the front making alternate diagonal parts to give you the separate triangle sections. Cornrow or braid (depending on how big the sections are) each section.
Step 3: Gather all the hair on the right, including the braids hanging down (keep them spaced),into a ponytail, secure with a band. With the loose hair, 2 strand twist down and secure with another band.
Step 4: Repeat step 3 on opposite side.

This it one of my favorite styles on her. It’s so eye catching and she got tons of compliments.

Looking for more quick, easy and cute hairstyles for girls? Try these!

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