Move over for the next generation of natural hair divas and, of course, their mommies for taking loving care of these little ladies' hair. As we round off the week, you might find yourself thinking about how you are going to comb your daughter's hair after wash day. Check out these adorable and simple styles:
The Modern Afro Puff
I remember the days when I walked around like Mini Mouse herself. Take this classic hairstyle and add cornrows to frame her daughters darling face. Remember to keep the puffs loose - we don't want a squirming princess - and moisturize her hair thoroughly.
The Cornrow Updo
You can mix this classic look with two strand twists.
Jumbo Plaits: Nothing beats good old chunky plaits. They are sleek with clean lines and I doubt these will ever go out of style.
Bonus style - Cornrows - The style below was done Ekua and I must say it is quite simple and beautiful. Cornrow are one of those classic styles that allow you so much flexibility to be innovative and creative.
So mommies... your imagination is the limit. Try these styles on your little naturalista.
Ms. Nikele Davis, stylist for a decade and the sole owner of Mocha Hair Designs, gives us a sneak peek into the birth, vision and a sample of hairstyles from her four-year-old salon located on the West coast of Barbados.
Chinese Bump, Onions, Pig Titty, you name it, I've heard Bantu Knots bear all these names as I was growing up in St. Martin. My high school geography teacher was even surprised when I wore the style in her class and she asked me why I was wearing my "hair rollers" in public. That's my mini Bantu knot history for you.
As much as I love this style, I'll honestly say that I am not giddy about sleeping on it (maybe I do it too tightly or it just feels like sleeping on pebbles). But why do I love this style? I love that it can take on so many shapes, leaving fun patterns of our scalps and can even be twisted chunky or thin, piled on high or flat. Children can wear it and even those who have locs. It looks almost three dimensional in colored natural hair.
Here is my small collection of Bantu knot inspiration:
You know how much your hair can change its mind once you decide to let her run wild. Well, mine is pretty much the same. Some days a twist out would rise to the occasion, but only leaving me with a single defined strand. Then, almost immediately that twist out becomes something else because it has to. Only unless I didn't care and just walk out with my hair looking like rah-rah, but those days are becoming less and less. Here's why.