Since birth, my little one has had hair. I mean, a head full of hair. I really did not expect anything less. He is my kid. So since then, I have always been mindful of the way I care for his hair. As normal, his hair has changed texture and is now even more curly. His mane also has different textures which
is also common for naturals. Nicholas is now one and instead of the traditional “one year old hair cut”, I have decided to allow his hair to flourish as it may. My husband and I agreed that it will be cut when Nicholas wants it cut.
One thing I consistently do during Nicolas’ wash day is doing so during his bath time. He gives me no trouble washing his hair. If he is playing, then I am free to tackle his mane.
I have been using SheaMoisture’s baby products. A lot of our favorite natural hair lines are now providing a children’s collection. Mielle is among the products I love to use as well.
RadTip: Handle your child’s hair the way you care for your own natural hair. I try my best to avoid using a comb during shampooing. This can cause unnecessary breakage and we do not want that. Try using your fingers to gently detangle your child’s mane while it’s still wet. They’ll thank you for it.
After shampooing, I then condition his hair. SheaMoisture has a leave in conditioner that works well with his curly hair. I take this time to finger detangle or use a wide tooth comb. Depending on what day it is determines how I style his hair. If it’s a school night, I tend to braid or twist. If it is a Sunday morning I like to finger coil his hair. For this particular wash, I did two strand twists.
RadTip: If you have an active toddler, make sure he is distracted with play. I have no trouble washing and styling while he is enjoying bath time with his favorite toys.
I hope these few tips were helpful to you! What tips and tricks do you implement on your children’s wash days?