I have frequently received questions regarding the hair care regimen I use for my daughter’s hair. I shall disclose that I am so far from being any type of expert when it comes to doing hair of any type but what I do know is life will force us to become
some what efficient in the things that must be done….won’t it?
It has definitely taken me some time to perfect a regimen that works and minimizes meltdowns of epic proportions on wash day. If one thing I say in this post can help you from curling up in the fetal position at the thought of washing your child’s hair, my monthly hosting fee to Go Daddy has not gone in vain….
My daughter has extremely dry and tangled hair and she is fearful of water falling in her eyes so I find it easier to lay her on the counter and wash her hair in the kitchen sink rather than in the tub.
I wash her hair in sections and gently finger detangle each section as I work the shampoo and conditioner through it. Key word…GENTLY. When I have completed one section I twist it and move on to the next, keeping it detangled while working on the others.
I am currently washing and conditioning her hair with Curls Unleashed. I was only washing her hair with conditioner ie. co-washing it until I found this shampoo. It doesn’t dry her hair as much as other shampoos. I still only use it once a month to get the build up off. The other times I just use the conditioner and a bit of coconut oil.
After (sometimes) shampooing and conditioning her hair, I gently comb through random sections with a wide toothed comb detangling from the ends and moving up. Again, when I’m done I twist the sections to keep them detangled until I am ready to style.
See this face. At one point it would be riddled with tears at the end of the process but I have found the key to a successful wash day is to detangle the entire time, not just waiting until the end. Believe it or not through each step the detangling is still needed, which is why I find it extremley important to minimize damage and maximize sanity by doing it as you go along.
Do you have any additional tips to add? Does the thought of washing your child’s hair make you want to cry? How often do you wash your child’s hair? What products are you using?
A few week ago a few of my fellow Atlanta based bloggers and I partnered with Motions and Walmart to host an in store event at the Old National Highway location.
We had a great time speaking with patrons about Motions Heat Style products that are designed to assist natural girls in going from curly to straight and back to curly with minimal heat damage.
Calling all my ATL girls….
I am proud to announce that I will be co-hosting an event with a few other fabulous Atlanta area bloggers to include Lexi of LexiWithTheCurls.com, Arkeedah of ItsArkeedah.com, and Tarika of DrTSulli.com to promote Motions Heat Styled hair care products. This new line of products is designed to safely take your natural hair from curly to straight with minimal heat damage.
This new line of products consists of three steps to ensure your curls are able to return to their natural curly texture after only one wash.
Will you come by and see us at the Walmart on Old National? We’ll be there on October 17 from 4p-8p talking about this new line of products. Refreshments, giveaways and door prizes for the first 50 guests….I’ll see you there!!
Dependent on the location and age of your home you can either have soft or hard water. In our old home our water was in the middle. We had good water pressure and the water definitely got hot. Against all recommendations for not bathing in scalding hot water, I loved to take a walk on the wild side and as a result my skin was often extremely dry after getting out of the shower.
I was sent the T3 Source Shower Filter to try out before we moved and the installation was a breeze. After a little struggle getting our old shower head off I was able to install the T3 by myself.