It’s a pleasure to introduce to you, our good friend Kandy. Kandy has become an expert stylist on her biracial daughter, and she is going to share her styles and expertise with us. We welcome any and all requests for styles or any other assistance. Please just leave a comment! Welcome Kandy!
Hello I’m Kandy from KandyLandKurls, I would like to share how I maintain, style, and overall care for my daughter’s hair. My daughter who we will call N, is 7 years old and has BB3 Spiral Curls.
I’m not a professional, far from it lol. I started to learn how to care for my daughters hair in 2010 after I noticed 2 nickel sized clumps of hair on her bedroom rug. Earlier that day, my daughter begged me, then her dad, for us to put her hair into a ponytail. I refused, because I wanted her hair to relax, and be tension free for the day. So out of anger, my then 5 year old, went a ripped 2 nickel sized pieces of hair out, and cried and lied about it. After, our very long heart to heart, I realized how unhappy she was with her hair. From that moment on, I decided that I would learn all I can, and document her hair journey so that I could help boost my child’s self esteem, and help other frustrated Mom’s and kids. About 2 months after that incident, I created my blog KandyLandKurls. From then to now, my daughters perception of her hair, and overall confidence has improved dramatically! She now loves her hair, and even though she doesn’t like it free (we are working on that lol). She is in a much better place, and won’t dare to rip her hair, her goal is for it to grow as long as Rapunzels.
After asking a zillion questions and researching natural hair, I created my daughter’s hair care routine.
This is N’s current hair care routine. (Can change as we try new things.)
Washing- I wash N’s hair once a week, every weekend. I always follow the shampoo process with a conditioner.
Deep Condition- I deep condition her hair every other wash.
Hot Oil Pre-poo Treatment- I give N a hot oil treatment, or I should say, warm oil treatment. Once every month, or every other, just to make sure her hair is well oiled.
Eggs Protein Treatment- N receives a egg treatment, once a month. All I have to do is simply crack 2 raw eggs into a bowl and beat them. Then I apply the eggs to her dry hair and I let it sit for approx. 10 mins. Then I wash it out with warm/cold water and continue with shampooing. (FYI -it’s important to use cold water, to prevent scrambled eggs in the hair..yucky)
Bedtime Care- I try to make sure her hair is in some form of braids or twists, which helps to prevent knotting in the morning (she is a wild sleeper.) I also try my best to put a satin scarf on her head (it tends to come off at night & I’m forgetful sometimes) but I do try to use it daily.
As I continue to post, I will explain why I do hot oil, protein, and deep conditioning treatments and it’s benefits.
I try to style her hair on Sundays, but like many busy mom’s I style whenever I have the spare time. But I make sure to find time, because hair time for us is now our Mommy-Daughter time that we now both value. Here are some of my daughters favorite hairstyles.
Yes, curls are very versatile!
Guest Blogger: KandyLandKurls (Wife&Mom to N&L)
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