Does your daughter love her natural hair?
I have a 4 year old and ever since she has been about 2 years old I started introducing her to healthy hair care practices.
Practice makes perfect!
I keep it simple by telling her about the conditioners we use on her hair and why, I have also have gotten her to love her satin headscarf! so much so she reminds me to put it on her head if ever I forget before she goes to bed!
TOPTIP:Maintain a regular routine so it becomes second nature to your child to have their hair treated.
Our girls are bombarded with images of long straight hair often achieved by the use of exstensions or weaves and wigs, so naturally its what they will gravitate towards, its up to us as parents to create in their minds , a positive self-image of their hair no matter the kink, coil or curl.
Happy little girls with their own natural hair...
Beautiful Kinki hair... ;)
Do you unwillingly neglect your childs hair?
As a mother you have enough on your plate as it is- but please make the time to care for your childs hair now while they are young, see it as an investment into their confidence. No-one wants to commit their child to a life of instant weaves- hair pieces or wigs!
You are the caretaker for your childs hair up until they reach the age of ? well until they understand the true nature of good hair care practices.
Mum's /Guardian's... you need to make sure you do the following to ensure your childs hair stays healthy and strong:
Learn this mantra: conditioner is a curls best friend!!
Condition the hair regularly- x 1 a week :)
Freshly conditioned hair!
Apply a deep conditioning treatment - x 2 a month :)
Shampoo with a sulfate free shampoo- x 1 a month
Oil scalp- (not with any grease :( - x 1 a week
Moisturise the hair daily with a leave-in conditioner and a hair butter/lotion
Healthy moisturised hair in a non-damaging child friendly style
Trim the ends when they become damaged and dry
Let the hair air-dry- avoid blow-drying at all costs!
Apply a satin/plastic cap every night :)
Avoid damaging hairstyles- no exstensions on toddlers please :(
Avoid relaxers, texturisers and chemical softeners! :) (at least before puberty!)
Beautiful Curly hair!
Do not assume or take for granted, simply because you have had afro hair your whole life you understand what it takes to truly look after hair of afro descent!
Our hair is truly unique and special- teach your child to embrace the beauty of their nautural hair, introduce styles that will not damage the tresses but instead give it a chance to grow, healthy and strong.
Information courtesy of - Kinki Coili Kurli...
The naturally inspired hair care range for children with hair that isnt straight!