Although I know how to do French plait on my own hair, I never tried it on my daughter as her hair is very short yet. I believe now it is slowly ok to do a french plait on her hair when I apply oil. Her hair is very silky so I needed to control it by aplying oil and hey it worked fine. She was able to maintain it nice for half day. hey... what can you expect from a 2 and 1/2 year old to maintain her hair in good shape :).