When it comes to healthy curls, maintaining moisture is the number one priority. But, accessorizing curly hair is at the top of the list as far as overall style is concerned. That said, here are six awesome ways you can accessorize curly hair.
Every Curly girl should have a variety of satin headbands
Anastasia’s ringlets are a stark contrast to the barely there strands she had as a baby. I compensated for her peach fuzz with cool headbands because I wanted to get her accustomed to wearing different accessories and I didn’t want people to mistake her for a boy.
Go for satin rather than cotton to prevent her strands from drying out. It’s important to choose accessories that don’t cause pulling or breakage. We also make sure that headbands aren’t too tight. One size fits all is the way to go! In fact, Anastasia still wears many of the accessories she had as a baby. We shampoo her hair with the CurlyKids Detangling Shampoo, condition with the CurlyKids Creme Conditioner before adding the Curl Defining Lotion and Frizz Control Paste to make her curls pop.
Make lasting curly hairstyles with beads
We like to infuse our culture into Anastasia’s styles whenever possible. My early childhood memories in Jamaica involved braided hairstyles with beads. I’ve passed along this tradition with a twist. Rather than use foil paper on the ends like we did back in the day, we secure her Jamaican cornrows with elastic bands.
If you decide to give this style a try, please be extra careful when removing the bands. I often cut them with scissors to avoid damage. I recommend using the CurlyKids Coconut For Curls and Moisture in a Minute to seal in moisture and protect the ends of the hair.
Use bows and satin elastic bands to accent ponytails and tame flyaways
Anastasia’s signature hairstyle is the wash-n-go. But some days she wants her tresses up and out of her face. So we’ll add a little CurlyKids Curly Gel Moisturizer and add a bow or satin elastic band. Again, be cautious of some accessories that may cause breakage. Elastic satin bands are great for securing ponytails without putting stress on curls.
We may also pin the hair in the front with a bow or add some braids for a cute half up half down design.
Accessorize with jewelry
We experimented with different looks for Anastasia’s pre-k prom and decided on the pull-through braid. But there was something missing. We stumbled across some bobby pins with beautiful pearls attached at the beauty supply store. It completed the overall look and it came out great!
Make your own hair bows
What kid doesn’t love crafts? This past summer every store we went to were sold out of 4th of July themed hair accessories, so we made our own. We added some beads to the craft ribbon we had from a previous project, tied a knot at the ends and voila! Anastasia had a blast with this fun craft.
Play dress up and have fun!
In addition to enjoying crafts, Anastasia loves playing dress up. Adding a tiara to any hairstyle will make your little girl feel like a princess. Be sure to check for sharp edges or anything that would rip out curls before allowing your daughter to wear it.
So go ahead and give some of these looks and accessories a try. We would love to see your creativity! Be sure to post your photos on social media with the hashtag #ckhaistyles.