Adorable Little Girl Hair Styles That Actually Stay In!

Hair Styles For Little Girls That Actually Stay In!
Hair styles for little girls that will stay in all day (or, you know, at least a couple hours!) are hard to achieve!

Hair Styles For Little Girls That Actually Stay In!

Here are my favorite, easy hair styles that look adorable and still take only as long as your kid will sit still. If they hate sitting still for even a second, try putting on the tv or bribing them. Or threatening…”We will NOT leave this house unless you look adorable and well put together, young lady!!” Works for me. 😉

The first style is obvious (and the only one that takes a little skill!). The classic french braid stays in really well. With my two year old, it does begin to come out halfway through the day because she has so many short, fine baby hairs in front. To achieve the ultimate smoothness pictured, I sprayed her hair down with a safe, non toxic detangler made with organic ingredients. It smells like sweet vanilla, and you can find it here: Pure Haven Essentials. It helps tame flyways and acts as a leave-in conditioner as well.

french braid little girl hair styles

A quicker variation on the french braid that still stays in well is the abbreviated french braid. I did this when my oldest was a toddler, and her hair was still an uneven length. Instead of parting down the middle, do a side part for this style. Making a small half french braid saves time, but it still looks adorable!! I was beside myself when I finished this sophisticated hair style on my daughter. So, so pretty!

Hair Styles that Actually Stay In! The abbreviated french braid

You can also do two small french braids in the front (part in middle to braid, leave half of the hair down). Or do a couple tiny regular braids, and pull them back into a ponytail. The texture of the braids help the ponytail stay in better!

The style pictured below is just one braid with a looped under ponytail. You can often keep the tiny braid in a second day and it still looks decent!

Hair Styles That Actually Stay In! - Little Fairy French braids
Sorry for the bad photo…this was taken before I started blogging. :)

Next up is another classic – two braids! Add clips to hold back those little baby hairs and you’re all set! You can also make two ponytails first, then braid those. That stays in REALLY well, but honestly, it just isn’t one of my favorite hair styles. 🙂 . Looping the braids under and securing where you first began braiding looks adorable, too (think Kirsten from the American Girl series. 🙂 ).

Hair Styles for little girls that stay in all day!

Another hair style pictured above (on the right) is modeled by my two year old. 🙂 She has two small ponytails on top, and the rest of her hair down. I did this because she was going through a major hair twirling phase at the time. Leaving just some of the hair down gave her something to twiddle with. Instead of destroying her hair style to get some twirling action, she had just enough to keep her happy. The rest stayed neat and off her face! I usually prefer to gather all the hair and the ponytails back into one big ponytail for a style less apt to tangle (pictured below).

Hair Styles that actually stay put! The two pony hairstyle!

Then we have this hybrid design, lol. The quintuplet pony! I’m not sure what I was thinking when I did this one, except I was stressed, and in a hurry so we wouldn’t be late to Storytime at the library. I have discovered though, the more ponytails, the better! It did end up looking pretty cute and stayed in amazingly well.

Hair Styles for little girls that stay in!

I ended up doing this quintuplet ponytail style again on both my girls for a day at the zoo. We were halfway through the zoo when the picture below was taken. You can see they are still rocking’ the ponytails! 🙂

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Below is one of the cuter versions of the multiple ponytail hair styles I’ve come up with. I did this look for church today. We had only five minutes until we had to be out the door, and I still got it done! Plus, I had time to snap a photo, too!

Hair Styles For Little Girls That Actually Stay In! - Multiple Ponytail look

Here is a side view of that one so you can see what I did there. Do whatever works best for you!

Hair Styles For Little Girls That Actually Stay In! - Multiple ponytails, side view

And then sometimes, you just humor your child. Let them choose whatever they want. As many hair clips and bows as they want! Or a braid on one side, a ponytail on the other. They’re only young once!

Hair Styles For Little Girls That Actually Stay In! - The Grandma Style
Mimi is very agreeable when it comes to humoring all the great, inspired hair styles my daughter comes up with!

 

And let’s face it, we all have bad hair days.

Hair Styles That Actually Stay In! - Bad Hair Day

Family Joy Blog Link Party #27

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Charlene @ Thinking Outside The Pot: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog
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Thinking Outside The Pot:Earthmops Absorbing Sponges
Sammy Approves:10 Items To Make Toddler Summer Activities Fun
Don’t Call Me Supermom:Encouragement For When Loving Others Isn’t Easy
Ava’s Alphabet: 15 Awesome Yard Games
Pursue Your Project: Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas

 

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Frugal Foodie Mama: Berry Patch Yogurt Pops
Nap Time Creations: Large Pick Up Sticks & Summer Fun #5
Women’s Business Workshop: How To Work At Home With Babies & Toddlers
The Real Thing With The Coake Family: Adorable Dachshund Decorative Pillow
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Encouragement For When Loving Others Isn’t Easy

Loving others isn't always easy but it's always worth it.

Loving others isn't always easy but it's always worth it.Loving others isn’t always easy.

That’s probably not a new revelation to you, but it is a truth that seems to be hitting home to me more than ever.

When someone is rude, hurts your feelings, or disappoints you, it is hard to continue loving that person.

Sometimes people let you down in a big way, leaving a giant ache in your heart. But even small things can come between you and loving others the way you should…

Sometimes I feel like writing off the friend who’s always too busy, or the one who chronically forgets to text back. Or the self-centered person you always check in on, but forgets to inquire how you’re doing.

When I’ve been hurt by someone’s actions, I can be tempted to rationalize that this now gives me reason to forget them and move on. You tell yourself, you never really cared much for them in the first place, did you?

But life gets lonely when you stop caring. And frankly, it’s a waste of your time. What makes our lives worthwhile if not showing love to others? Even when you think they don’t deserve it? We don’t deserve God’s love, but He freely gives it to us anyway.

We all have shortcomings and should cut each other some slack. Usually, it’s not you; it’s them. Seriously! I’m trying to say, don’t take things personally – we all have our own demons to fight. When you notice a friend’s flaw, don’t hold it against them. Use it to gain a better understanding of what goes on in their mind. Use it to help them understand issues going on in their life as a result.

In other words, be a friend.

I’ve observed that when people hurt you, when you don’t receive the affection or response you expected, you might think it’s easier to hold a grudge. Get mad at that person and hate their guts instead. It hurts less.

Except it doesn’t hurt less.

Sometimes, to avoid feeling hurt, I chose what I tell myself is a righteous anger. Someone injured my feelings, so I will just be mad at their stupid, inferior personality. At least I don’t do that, I think to myself! Hmph.

Don't be like this person; loving others isn't always easy, but it's always worth it.
Don’t be like this! Lol… Loving others isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth it.

Except that I forget we all have flaws, and I’m pretty sure I’ve hurt others too. No one ever gave me a medal for friend of the year!

So at least when you’re hurt, you can cry.  You’ll feel somewhat better afterward! But when you’re angry….do you punch a wall and feel better? Kick your cat? Yell at your kids? None of those things will help.

Anger grows and grows.

But God is with you in the sadness.

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 34:18

Embrace the sadness and move on. Don’t find reasons to hate or hold grudges. Choose to love and forgive. Don’t pretend like you never cared for the person who hurt you.

“Above all, keep loving each other earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.”

Peter 4:8

My friend is moving this week, and it may as well be the other side of the world. Only a very long drive or an expensive flight could take me there. No more chats over coffee, no more playdates.

One of the hardest things about this for me (besides seeing my daughter lose yet another friend) is starting over. Cultivating new friendships takes time. Part of me is too tired to try again, but I have a lifetime of friendships ahead of me that will likely come and go.

Looking on the bright side, I now have a little extra time to show kindness and love to new friends!

Here’s what I’ve learned about love and friendship in my several decades of life:

  • You can’t give up on making friends because you always seem to drift apart one way or another, and you get tired of starting over.
  • You can’t stop trusting people because someone let you down.
  • You can’t get tired of feeling like the friend who always puts forth more effort.
  • You can’t retreat from the world when people and relationships in general are just plain old difficult.
  • You can’t expect others to read your mind, and respond in the exact manner you need.
  • You can’t expect others to act in a way that doesn’t come naturally to them. Everyone is a work in progress. Physically, mentally, and emotionally.
  • Loving isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth it.

It isn’t always easy to choose love over hate, but it makes your life feel a lot fuller.

Loving others, even when it hurts too much, is always worth the pain.

God commands us to love one another, even as He loves us. (John 15:12)

God’s grace is a gift to us (Eph. 2:8)…let’s pass it on.

Love is patient, love is kind...loving isn't always easy.

Family Joy Linkup #26

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Come join us at the Family Joy Linkup and see what all our favorite bloggers have been up to! Link up your own posts or just find some great new ideas! Scroll down to linkup, but don’t forget to follow the hosts on social media first and check out a few other blogs!

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Charlene @ Thinking Outside The Pot: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog
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Cristina @ Ava’s Alphabet: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog
Charlotte @ Pursue Your Project: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google +, Blog

 

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Thinking Outside The Pot: Summer Garden Spaghetti
Sammy Approves: At Home Science Activities with Science4Us

Don’t Call Me Supermom: How to Dine Peacefully with Your Kids/Giveaway
Ava’s Alphabet: 4 Secrets to Successful Succulents

Pursue Your Project: DIY Chicken Coop

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Oh My Creative: Small Space Gardening: Grow Cucumbers on a Trellis
The Real Thing with The Coake Family: Fun Olympic Craft For Kids & Parents
The Scrap Shoppe Blog: Easy Outdoor Serving Station
Growing Up Gabel: Ice Cream Cone Pom Pom Garland
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