CurlyKids Magazine CurlyKids Magazine: Summer 2016 - Page 45







1. Try a variety of 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. 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!

2. 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.

3. 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.

6. 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!

4. 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!

5. 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.