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 hairstyle is perfect if you want something easy and cute. Once you've convinced your child to sit still, making pigtails is a breeze. All you need are some cute hairbands or clips to secure the hair.

Since babies don't have much hair, it won't take long or be too tricky. To make it fancier, you can even add a French braid before making the pigtails.


2) Floral Headband

 A baby girl with a flower headband in her hair

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This is a simple, classic baby hairstyle that's great for the littlest ones. All you need is a soft fabric headband and a wide-tooth comb. Part the hair to the side and add a floral headband, preferably made from hypoallergenic materials. We recommend trying the OAOLEER Baby Girl Flower Headbands, which come in a set of four with adorable 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, brush her hair to make it easy to work with. Then, simply gather the hair and secure it with a hair tie to create a ponytail.


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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If your toddler has thin hair, consider using cute small butterfly clips like these. These clips come in various colors, allowing you to easily give your baby girl a lovely and colorful look.

For an all-in-one butterfly pack, the 100 Packs Assorted Color Butterfly from XIEHE is a great 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. Make sure it's made for babies to avoid any skin irritation.

  • Remember that it's normal for your baby's hairstyle to get a bit messy as she explores the world around her. Embrace her cute, natural 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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The main reason some newborns have lots of hair is genetics. Our DNA decides things like eye color, hair color, and whether a baby will have hair from the start. Sometimes, a baby gets these traits from one of their parents.

Another thing that affects whether a baby has hair is the hormones they're exposed to in the womb. When a woman is pregnant, her hormone levels go up, but some women have higher levels than others. That can lead to babies being born with a head full 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 reasons for baby hair breakage is a sweaty and dirty scalp. To keep your baby's hair healthy, shampoo it three times a week and gently massage the scalp. You don't have to wash their hair every single day. Just make sure to use baby shampoos since adult ones have strong chemicals that can be too harsh on your child's hair and scalp.

Consider using Burt's Bees Baby Shampoo. It's a safe and effective option for daily use, and it doesn't have harmful chemicals like phthalates or parabens in it.


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 packed with vitamin E, which is an antioxidant. To help your baby's hair grow thicker, gently apply this oil to their scalp a few times a week. This not only moisturizes their hair but also stops cradle cap, which leads to dry, flaky patches on a baby's head.


3) Gently Comb the Hair

 A baby getting her fringe combed

Credit: First Cry Parenting


Combing helps promote healthy sebum for your baby's hair. Be gentle when combing because their scalp is delicate and can be scratched easily. Choose a comb with wide teeth and soft bristles, like the one from Frida Baby. You don't need to comb their hair too often – once or twice a day is enough.


4) Apply Hair Conditioner

 A baby having conditioner put in her hair

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Conditioner is extra important for your baby if they have curly, textured, or thick hair since these hair types can get dry. After shampooing, apply conditioner to your baby's hair and then rinse it out with lukewarm water. Pick a conditioner made for kids that is gentle on their hair, like The Honest Company Silicone-Free Conditioner. It's dermatologist-tested, made from natural ingredients, and 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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