Hairstyles for African American Hair

Here is one of my summer hairstyles for African American hair.

This is one of my most favorite African American kid hairstyles yet!

This style is one that I did for her to wear to the beach.

I’m hoping her two strand twists will withstand the salty water, but we’ll see!

I love side cornrows, I think they look fantastic, so I’m sure there will be many more of these styles before the year is over!

Stay tuned and have a great rest of the summer!

hairstyles for African american hair

So I actually got the idea for this style from this style, as pictured below.

It has long since been one of my very favorite styles so I HAD to do it again, only fancier, of course.

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For braiding the hair you’ll need:

hairstyles for african american hair

TIP! I started with clean, detangled, stretched hair and I recommend this for best results. Click here to learn how I prepare hair for my cornrow hairstyles.

hairstyles for african american hair

To begin, I parted her hair in half, from the top of her head to the nape of her neck, and clipped one side out of the way for now.

I prefer to do the cornrows first, cornrowing in a random pattern until I ran out of room to cornrow, then I tied off the hair in rubber bands soaked in peanut oil for 24 hours.


Here is how you do the criss-cross cornrows.

Bunny’s hair seems to be a little bit longer on the left side, not sure how or why, so this was the side I decided to do the two-strand-twists on.

Of course, I could easily be wrong about this, but I went with it anyway, but which side you do the twists on is completely up to you.

hairstyles for african american hair

For the twists, I parted her hair in one inch by one inch squares and twisted them to the ends.

Nothing fancy. No rope twists, box braids, four strand braids.



Because I’d already spent a good hour on the cornrows, making them look as pretty as I could, and didn’t want to distract from them with twists.

LIKE this hairstyle here!!!

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More Hairstyles for African American Hair:

Side Iversion Cornrows & Rope Twists

Cornrows, Sister Twists, & Hair Beads

Cornrowed Woven Braided Mohawk

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