Every little girl dreams of beautiful braids, precious pigtails and gorgeous curls. But did you realize that when you style your little ones hair up into a cute hairdo you are actually helping to protect her against head lice? It makes sense if you think about it. If hair is up and out of the way it is much less likely to brush up against someone else with lice, or have a nit or louse attach to it. Here are some of our favorite quick, fun styles that will make your little beauty the talk of the town.
Favorite #1 – Fishtail Braid
Step 1 – Pull hair back into a low ponytail with a plastic elastic.
Step 2 – Divide ponytail into two even sections.
Step 3 – Separate a half inch section of hair from the left side of the ponytail.
Step 4 – Pull this piece of hair across the top of the left side ponytail and into the right side of the ponytail. Make sure not to twist the hair but pull it smoothly over.
Step 5 – Now separate a half inch section of hair from the right side of the ponytail.
Step 6 – Pull this piece of hair across the top of the right side ponytail and into the left side of the ponytail.
Step 7 – Continue to repeat steps 3-6 until you get to the end of length of hair.
Step 8 – Secure end with a band. Using your fingers, loosen up braid and pull on pieces of it to make it loose and even.
Step 9 – Cut out the plastic elastic from step 1 and let hair fall into place.
Favorite #2 – Messy Bun
Step 1 – Pull hair up into a high ponytail, or two high pigtails.
Step 2 – Take the ponytail and twist it tightly in one direction so it is in a nice, tight twist.
Step 3 – Wrap the twisted ponytail all the way around the base of the ponytail, creating a nice, close bun. Secure it into place with an elastic.
Step 4 – Next, take a comb and tease hair, tighten elastic and even bobby pin strands into place to create desired look. Spray with hairspray to keep in place.
Step 5 – Add a bow(s) to make it extra cute for your little girl.
Favorite #3 – Twisted Ponytail
Step 1 – Pull hair up into a high ponytail.
Step 2 – Dampen ponytail and divide into two even parts. Moisten each part with hair gel or mousse to prevent flyaways.
Step 3 – Take both strands of hair and twist tightly to the right until all the hair is twisted to the ends.
Step 4 – Now take both twisted strands and twist them together to the LEFT…the opposite direction.
Step 5 – Secure with an elastic and hair spray to keep it tight. Tie ends with a cute ribbon if desired.