How to Style Your Baby's Hair: Easy Hairstyles for Your Baby Girl

A baby with her fringe tied up above her forehead

How to Style Your Baby's Hair: Easy Hairstyles for Your Baby Girl


Styling your baby girl's hair can be a delightful experience, creating precious moments between you and your little one. However, it's essential to keep things simple and comfortable for both you and your baby. In this blog, we will provide you with easy and practical hairstyles for your baby girl, ensuring she looks adorable while staying comfortable. Let's get started!


Toddler Girl Hairstyles


happy baby infographic with different types of hairstyles


Your infant might have been born with a head full of hair. To keep the hair out of their eyes, you will require certain hairstyles. These 5 sweet hairstyles are perfect for your newborn girl.


1) Pigtails

 A baby with two pigtails on the top of her head

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This look is ideal if all you want is something nice and simple. It's not difficult to do once you've given your child the incentive to stay still so you can put her hair up in pigtails. All that's required to secure the hair in these pigtails is a set of adorable hairbands or clips.

Since babies don't yet have a lot of hair, tying it up doesn't take a lot of time or work. You can take it up a notch by adding a french braid before you tie it up in a pigtail.


2) Floral Headband

 A baby girl with a flower headband in her hair

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This is a very basic classic baby hairdo that suits the youngest of the young. All you need is a soft fabric headband and a wide-tooth comb. Make a side split of sorts and add a floral band, preferably made of hypoallergenic materials. This look is perfect for formal occasions and even photo shoots.

A highly recommended choice is the OAOLEER Baby Girl Flower Headbands. This product comes in a set of four, each featuring distinct and delightful floral designs.


3) Ponytail

 A blonde haired baby with a single ponytail on top of her head

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This is yet another simple hairstyle for your child. Before starting, make sure to brush her hair so that it will be simple to tie. The final step is to gently pull the hair into a ponytail using a hair tie.


4) Bow-Pinned Hairstyle

 A baby with a red bow tie holding her fringe out of her face

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This hairstyle is ideal for short hair that cannot be tied into a ponytail. Make a side part in your baby's hair, then use a cute clip to secure it so it doesn't fall into her face. Your little girl will be content for the remainder of the day!

A great option to consider is the CELLOT Baby Hair Clips. This product includes a set of 50 bows, each designed with a soft, non-slip mat on the inner side of the clip to prevent any pulling or tugging on your baby's hair.


5) Bright Butterfly Hair Clips

 A young girl with butterfly hair clips  holding her hair back from her face

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Consider using adorable small butterfly clips, like these ones, to adorn your toddler's hair if it is thin. You can quickly give your baby girl a lovely and colorful look thanks to the fact that these butterfly clips are frequently available in a range of colors.

For an all-in-one butterfly pack, the 100 Packs Assorted Color Butterfly from XIEHE is a noteworthy choice. This product includes multiple colors, including red, pink, rose red, green, blue, purple, and yellow.


How to Maintain Your Baby's Hairstyle


small baby girl with hairband playing with brush
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Maintaining your baby girl's hairstyle throughout the day can be challenging, as babies tend to be active and may easily mess up their hair. Here are some tips for maintaining her adorable look:

  • Carry extra baby-friendly hair accessories with you in case any clips or bands come loose.

  • Keep a soft baby brush in your diaper bag to touch up her hair if needed.

  • Consider using a small amount of baby hair gel or mousse if her hair is prone to frizz. Always choose products formulated for babies to avoid irritation.

  • Remember that it's normal for your baby's hairstyle to get a bit messy as she explores the world around her. Embrace the natural charm of her disheveled look.


What Causes Some Babies To Be Born With Head Full of Hair?

 Five babies with different colored bows in their hair

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Genetics is the primary cause of some newborns having a head full of hair. A person's DNA determines various physical characteristics, including eye color, hair color, and the possibility of being born hairless. Additionally, a child may inherit these traits from one of its parents.

Another notable factor influencing the presence of hair on newborns is the level of hormones they were exposed to while in the mother's womb. Although all pregnant women experience an increase in hormones, some may have higher hormone levels than others, leading to babies being born with a full head of hair.


Essential Tips to Take Care of Your Baby's Hair


Here are our top 4 suggestions for ensuring that your baby has a healthy scalp.


1) Shampooing

 A baby in the bath holding their head full of shampoo

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One of the main causes of fine, fragile hair is a sweaty, dirty scalp. Make sure to shampoo your baby's hair three times a week and massage her scalp. The baby's hair doesn't need to be washed every day. Ensure that you only use baby shampoos. Adult shampoos are laden with chemicals and can be too harsh for your child. 

The Burt's Bees Baby Shampoo is a great option to consider. This mild shampoo is clinically proven to be safe and effective for daily use, and it's formulated without phthalates or parabens.


2) Oil Your Baby’s Hair with Coconut Oil

 A mom putting coconut oil onto her babies hair

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Coconut oil is rich in vitamin E, an element with antioxidant properties. Apply coconut oil to your baby's scalp gently a few times per week to encourage the growth of thicker hair and improve hair texture. This moisturizes their hair while also preventing cradle cap. Cradle cap causes crusty or oily scaly spots on a baby's head.


3) Gently Comb the Hair

 A baby getting her fringe combed

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Combing promotes the production of healthy sebum. Be careful when combing the baby's hair because the scalp is very fragile and easily damaged. Use a comb with broad teeth and soft bristles like the one from Frida Baby. Avoid using the comb too frequently. Your baby only has to be combed once or twice a day.


4) Apply Hair Conditioner

 A baby having conditioner put in her hair

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Hair conditioner is especially important if your child has curly, textured hair or thick hair because these types of hair can be more prone to dryness.

After shampooing, condition your baby's hair and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Make sure that you choose a child-safe conditioner that is gentle on baby hair like The Honest Company Silicone-Free Conditioner. This product has been dermatologist-tested, crafted from naturally derived ingredients, and is hypoallergenic.




Hair maintenance and styling for your newborn does not require much expertise. To achieve these hairstyles, you will need a hair tie that is gentle on your baby's hair. Check out Burlyband's hair ties. We have a hair tie for everybody!


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