Braiding Fine Thin Hair?

March 27, 2017

My daughter is 7 and her hair is too silky and also too thin. I use Johnson's baby shampoo for her. Now her classmates are tying plaits, so she also wants me to tie it for her.


When I tried it her plait was as thin as my small finger. I'm worried what to do. Please help.


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Here are some thoughts/suggestions (my youngest daughter has very fine hair that not even a barrette will stay) some of these may not work but try different or mix:
1) slightly dirty hair will braid better than squeaky clean hair
2) try braiding hair when damp/wet but use hairspray as it drys
3) keep hair as tight as possible
4) in the beginning - use hairspray on roots so start will be easier
5) have you ever tried dry shampoo? this makes more volume in fine hair - spray on roots and tips as clean hair can be very slippery.
6) some people also use Pomade but we never tried that
Since she is only 7 years old maybe just one braid will make her happy. Check these styles on Pinderest with her and see if you can find something to try;


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Possibly try one of the shampoos that is supposed to build body?

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Spray her hair with hairspray to stiffen it up and then style it.

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For her hair in general, you should keep up on giving her trims (it keeps fine hair strong) and also use an all natural mild shampoo like this one:


To do the plaits, be gentle with her hair and give her a fine mist of hair spray to keep it in place.

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