How to Style a Toddler's Curly, Frizzy Hair

Updated April 17, 2017

Girls with straight hair dream of having curls, to add volume to their locks. However, girls with curly hair know that it can be hard to manage, and it often looks frizzy on humid days. If you have a toddler with curly hair, you are probably looking for a an easy-to-manage style. Try out these tips for styling curly frizzy hair.

Condition your child's hair with a deep conditioning treatment. Purchase a conditioner that is designed especially for children's sensitive skin. Conditioning your toddler's hair will help relax the curls and the frizz.

Talk to your child's hairstylist about cutting-in some thinning layers. If your toddler has seemingly unmanageable hair, your stylist can add layers to reduce the volume. Make sure your toddler's stylist does not add too many layers, which can actually add more volume to your child's hair.

Braid your child's hair, and secure it with a covered rubber band. Tight braids will keep your toddler's hair from frizzing. A braid will keep your child's hair more manageable than a ponytail.

Use a cloth-covered rubber band, or a barrette to secure your child's hair in a half ponytail. Half of your toddler's hair will be up, while the remainder of hair hangs down naturally. This style reduces the frizzy look, and keeps your toddler's hair from hanging in her eyes.

Use a headband for a quick and easy hairstyle for your toddler. A headband will look adorable with curly hair, while keeping the hair out of your toddler's face.


Avoid using gel and adult hairstyling products on your toddler. The chemicals can dry out your child's scalp, and are usually not suitable for children.

Things You'll Need

  • Conditioner
  • Covered rubber band
  • Barrette
  • Headband
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Based in South Florida, Beth Swanson has been writing professionally since 2005. Her articles have been published in the magazines “Kiwi," “Natural Home,” “Clean Eating,” “Palm Beacher," the “Miami New Times” and several other publications. Swanson earned a Master of Arts degree in integrated marketing communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder.