7 Tips For Styling Your Toddlers Hair Without Tantrums

Portrait of a cute little african american girlLike me, you’re the mom of an active (and of course stunningly gorgeous) toddler. She’s energetic, she’s eager to explore life, but if you don’t do something, her hair looks a hot mess. And then you get those looks from your family and friends that say “That women can’t even take care of that poor child’s head. Mm Mm!”

Clearly they have forgotten how difficult it can be to get a child to sit long enough to enjoy a meal, let alone sit and let her hair be styled.

So, being the avid information collector I am, plus someone who doesn’t really appreciate getting those strange looks, I have put together my top 7 tips for getting your child to cooperate in getting their hair done.

Be prepared

Have your tools ready including brush, comb, hair accessories and products that you are going to use on your child’s hair. You certainly do not want to waste time running around once you finally get your toddler seated and ready to go.

Set the scene

Make sure your child is in the mood to be sitting down for 15 to 20 minutes. Make sure she has had food to eat, has had a nap, and had a chance to play and burn off some energy. Most importantly, make sure she is wearing the outfit that you plan to go with the hair.


There’s nothing worse than doing a great style and having it messed up by pulling an outfit over your child’s head. And if you forget, hopefully you snapped a picture.

Go natural

Many off the shelf hair care products are filled with chemicals or fragrances that can be irritating to your toddler’s young scalp. Unless you are willing to shell out some extra cash for a natural product, keep it simple by using products you may find at the grocery store.

Moisturize your child’s hair with plain water or aloe vera gel, and follow it up with an oil of your choice. Shea butter, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, and olive oil are all excellent oils which tend to be gentle and non-irritating.

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About Roxy G


I have been on my natural hair journey since 2002 when I cut my relaxed ends off in college because I was too broke for a perm! Since then, I am loving being natural. In addition, I make my own natural hair and skin products for myself and my family. I love using natural products for my daughter's delicate skin. In addition to being a mom and natural hair enthusiast, I teach dancing, work full-time as an Executive Director of a non-profit organization, and volunteer in my spare time. I love DIY projects, basketball, exercise, music, my family and most importantly God.

About Roxy G


I have been on my natural hair journey since 2002 when I cut my relaxed ends off in college because I was too broke for a perm! Since then, I am loving being natural. In addition, I make my own natural hair and skin products for myself and my family. I love using natural products for my daughter's delicate skin. In addition to being a mom and natural hair enthusiast, I teach dancing, work full-time as an Executive Director of a non-profit organization, and volunteer in my spare time. I love DIY projects, basketball, exercise, music, my family and most importantly God.

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