Figuring Out Your Child's Hair
|At around 3 months old (wet)|
When she first was born she had straight hair (even I came out with pin straight hair). But when it got wet you could see the curls. Of course people didn't want to believe me when I told them. Because for the first year and a half her short hair was straight. Pin straight (when dry)!
|At 1,5 years|
I started out using some spray leave in conditioner for kids when she was around two years old since her hair started to get very tangled at the back of her head. This was the part she slept on and she woke up every morning with a big tangled dry mess at the back of her head. Now looking back I have no clue what was in that spray bottle and it only kinda worked on her hair.
|At 2 years (curls!)|
Then this past fall she decided she wanted long hair. Okay, I said to my 5 year old, if you want long hair then we have to care for it better. So I had to figure out a hair care routine that worked for her hair. To see what her curls look like today look at this post.
Currently this is her routine:
- Co-wash and deep conditioner (once a week)
- Leave in conditioner (after wash and when needed)
- Finger comb and wide tooth comb
- Braid or something similar for bed time (daily, to avoid tangles)
- Styling almost every morning, always wetting her hair with water before (adding leave in when needed)
|Love to do baby girl's hair|
Another thing is that she goes to swimming class once a week. Before swimming I always make sure that her hair is soaked (so it doesn't absorb the chlorinated water, read that somewhere) and I always co-wash with Kinky Curly Knot Today after class, and add some more when we finger comb it.
So as you see, I had to figure out my own child's hair too. As parents we want the best for our children, so that's why I think it's so important that we teach our children how to care for their own hair 'cause this is a way of self love. And people that love themselves and feel good about themselves turn out to succeed and become strong individuals.