Kid feed in braids – interesting ideas

Children’s braided hairstyles are one of the most popular hairstyles for children. Not only does it look stylish, but it also helps keep the hair under control. Braiding can be a great way to get creative with your child’s hair, allowing them to express themselves through fun colors and patterns.


Photo from @braidsbykeeshhh

Half braids are a great option for kids who don’t want to braid their entire head. This style is usually achieved by using braids from the hair growth line back, leaving the sides and bangs free. They can also easily be gathered into a ponytail or bun if your child wants to change their hair style. You can also braid the hair completely, but fix part of the braid as if it were a bun, and leave some of it loose.

Patterned braids

Patterned braids
Photo from @junkie_naturals

Patterned braids are an interesting way to get creative with children’s hairstyles. You can experiment with different patterns, from weaving in colorful beads or ribbons to intertwining braids of different sizes and textures with each other. Be sure to try the heart pattern.

Bright accent braids

Bright accent braids
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By adding some bright accent braids to your child’s hair, you can make their style special. To create such a hairstyle, you need to divide the hair into sections and braid each section separately. Then, using brightly colored ribbons or beads, tie them at the end. You can also use brightly colored kanekalon to liven up the hairstyle.

With Beading

With Beading
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Beads are a great way to give braided hairstyles more character and liveliness. Beads can be used to give the braid an interesting shape or can be woven into the braid itself. Your child can choose the color and shape of the beads to suit their individual style. It’s a great option for kids who want to make their hair special.

Side braids

Side braids
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Side braids are a beautiful, gentle way to style a child’s hair. To create this hairstyle, you can braid any kind of braids, but with the consideration that they go to the side. Side braids look new and stylish. This type of braids is most suitable for older girls.

Colorful extravaganza

Colorful extravaganza
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If your child likes to stand out, colorful braids are a great way to do that. You can use different colors of kanekalon and create interesting patterns on the head. You can also add other elements, like beads or ribbons. The possibilities are endless! This type of hairstyle is best for children who like to be bright and fashionable.

With bows on top

With bows on top
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Add some extra cuteness to your child’s braided hairstyle by tying a bow on top. You can use a wide ribbon or fabric flower, and the effect will be amazing! The bow will make the braid look more fun and add some sweetness to the hairstyle.

Do feed-in braids last?

Feed-in braids, also known as cornrow braids, can last for several weeks if they are properly cared for. To help your feed-in braids last longer, you should:

  1. Avoid washing your hair too frequently. This can cause the braids to loosen and unravel.
  2. Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner when you do wash your hair. Avoid using products with a lot of sulfates, as these can be drying and damaging to your hair.
  3. Use a silk or satin pillowcase to reduce friction on your braids while you sleep.
  4. Avoid using heavy oils or hair products on your braids, as these can weigh them down and cause them to loosen.
  5. Protect your braids at night by covering them with a silk or satin scarf or bonnet.

By following these tips, you can help your feed-in braids last longer and stay looking fresh and neat.

Can I braid my 7 month old baby?

It is not recommended to braid a child’s hair until they are two years old. At this age, the hair is old enough to braid and tolerate the styling process better. In addition, the baby’s delicate scalp can be easily irritated by braiding or any other hair care procedures.

Do feed-in braids hurt?

Feed-in braids can be uncomfortable, especially if they are too tight. It is important to communicate with your stylist and let them know if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort during the braiding process. It is also a good idea to take breaks and stretch your scalp if it starts to feel sore. It is important to keep in mind that some discomfort is normal, but excessive pain is not. If you are experiencing a lot of pain, you should let your stylist know and consider taking a break or even stopping the braiding process.

What braids are best for kids?

There are a few different factors to consider when choosing braids for kids:

  1. Age: Braids that are too complicated or time-consuming may be difficult for younger children to sit through. On the other hand, older children may be able to handle more intricate styles.
  2. Hair type: Some braids may be more suited for certain hair types. For example, kids with fine, thin hair may do better with small, delicate braids, while kids with thicker, coarser hair may be able to handle larger, more substantial braids.
  3. Lifestyle: Consider your child’s daily activities when choosing a braid style. For example, if they are very active and tend to play sports, you may want to choose a style that is less likely to come loose or get in the way.

Some good braid options for kids include:

  • French braids
  • Dutch braids
  • Fishtail braids
  • Box braids
  • Cornrows

It is always a good idea to consult with a stylist to determine the best braid style for your child based on their specific needs and preferences.

How do you shower with feed in braids?

It’s generally best to avoid getting your feed-in braids wet if possible, as water can cause them to loosen and unravel over time. However, if you must shower with feed-in braids, there are a few things you can do to minimize damage:

  1. Avoid getting your braids wet if possible by using a shower cap or wrapping your hair in a towel.
  2. If you do get your braids wet, be sure to gently blot them dry with a towel, rather than rubbing them vigorously.
  3. Avoid using hot water, as this can cause your braids to loosen and unravel.
  4. Use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to minimize drying out the hair and scalp.
  5. Avoid using too much product, as this can weigh down the braids and cause them to loosen.

By following these tips, you can help keep your feed-in braids looking fresh and healthy for as long as possible.

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