Where do I Start with My Child’s Hair? By Jennifer

Ever look at your child’s hair, and the products, and wonder just what to do with them? I thought that way and was overwhelmed at first. I asked Stacey for a few tips originally and then I eventually found a routine that works pretty well.

I learned not to wash my beauties hair every day – once a week was all their hair needed as it helps to retain their natural hair oils. So, every Sunday afternoon we wash hair.

Before Washing
Before Washing

First, I rinse the hair completely. I then use the Soy Cream Shampoo and lather through their hair evenly.

Washing with Soy Cream Shampoo

Washing with Soy Cream Shampoo

Then I rinse, and pat dry only – never rub.

Apply Curl Quenching Conditioner

Apply Curl Quenching Conditioner

Then, I take a quarter size of the Curl Quenching Conditioner and finger comb it through the hair.

Comb through in Sections

Comb through in Sections

This part can be a tad frightening as your hands will come away with a lot of hair – don’t let this concern you! This happens because you aren’t combing their hair every day – I think the age old adage says that you loose 100 strands of hair a day.

I try to work out any tangles that I can at this point but if the hair is too knotted then I let the conditioner sit. I cover their hair with a plastic bag (any store grocery bag works or I buy plastic hair caps at Wal-Mart). I let this sit for about 30 minutes and then I rinse thoroughly.

Deep Conditioning

Deep Conditioning

After rinsing, I pat dry, trying to get all the water off,

Pad dry with no rubbing

Pad dry with no rubbing

and apply the hair product Curl Styling Butter. I do this in sections, making sure I focus on the crown where the hair tends to be frizzy . I then take sections of the hair and twist, making about 12 twists total.

Twists

Twists

I then let the hair air-dry and when it is time for bed; I keep the twists intact, and put the sleep cap over the curls.

Place the Sleep Cap On

Place the Sleep Cap On

Sleep Cap

Sleep Cap

The next morning, I spritz the hair with water, and undo the twists. If needed, I use a small bit of product around the hairline and the ends to freshen any hair that needs it.

First Morning

First Morning

I have found that this regime works wonderfully on all three of my beauties even with different textured hair. You may find that this regime works for you or you may find a modification works better. If you wash in the morning instead, you may not need to do twists, since the curls will air dry through the day. Whichever the method you chose, as long as you use Blended Beauty products you can’t go wrong!

Here’s to all of our beautiful blended beauties,

 Jennifer, mom to the J Girls

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3 Responses to Where do I Start with My Child’s Hair? By Jennifer

  1. Cindy says:

    Just curious: What do you do on the in-between days, when you are not washing? (My daughter’s curls are so tight — and her hair so poofy by the end of a day of playing at school — that she needs it detantangled frequently. I often just spritz with a water/conditioner mix, detangle and re-style. It’s time-consuming though, so I’m wondering if there are routines other people have.)

  2. Jay says:

    I totally have to try this. The 1st pic reminds me a little of my sons hair. His edges have no curl and the rest is probably curlier than this. Our issue is that he is about to be one and he is so busy. Not normal busy, like can’t walk but climbs everything and will throw his head back and forth til you leave him alone if you try to strap him into any kind of seat. He doesn’t use a cap since he is so little but I just don’t know what to do. Any product or moisturizer I put in seems to be destroyed nightly, plus when his curls are beautifully defined he pulls and runs his fingers through his hair. Any tips at all? Sorry for the rambling. I need help.

  3. Kristin says:

    This looks so familiar!!! I have been following a similar technique with my now almost seven year old for years…this is a great illustration of it!! Thank you and I wish I found this when she was about two!! Good thing I found that “Curly Girl” book back then to at least give me an idea… :-)

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