Monday, December 10, 2012

Rodded (Spiral Curl) Mohawk

This is one of my most popular hair styles for little girls...they usually love the curls and request this style a lot. As you see, it can also be worn straight.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hair Days with Daddy!

A common phrase is "Daddy's Little Girl", which is usually the case. Daddy's are usually their daughter's first love. Every moment that is spent with dads by their daughters are memorable moments that they will forever remember. A father's relationship with his daughter is very important, because a daughter can learn so much from him.
In society we are accustomed to our little girls hair being done by moms or at least a female figure. However, women of today are career women, or maybe even just a busy mom or wife. Therefore, we are now seeing more cases of fathers that have to step up to the plate to take on parent duties one of the most popular duties is fathers styling their daughter's hair.
Some dads may feel frustrated at the thought of having to do his daughter's hair, while other dads may feel like hey if a woman can do it so can I. When asking around I found that 8 out of 10 dads are left on a regular basis to have to get their children ready. Some dads might just take their daughter to the salon and some may naturally know what to do and go for it. One dad told me that he doesn't mind at all having to style his daughter's hair. He said the easiest hair style to him is two "Minnie Mouse Puffs" as he called them. When asked if he prefer to do it himself or take her to someone he stated that "It's not that difficult, so it's nothing I can't handle on my own." Some dads may have these task down and some may not be so good at it, I am sure their are situations were the daughters hate it, however, little girls don't want to crush their dads feelings, so they just go with the flow.
My suggestion to dads are to try out different techniques and have fun while doing so. Try a simple style such as one ponytail or maybe two and accessorize it with cute hair bows and/or ribbons. Your daughters will get a kick out of the outcome and you can make it fun and exciting for her, but most of all you will be able to prove that their are really dads out here that can handle the task, but most importantly it will be some of the most memorable times you spend with your daughter.

~Rayna's Mom

Monday, July 16, 2012

Children's Styles

Our children have ways of expressing themselves in many different aspects. One of the most popular ways is by appearance. Appearance is very important to children of all ages and they love to have their own style. Hair, clothing, and accessories all play a major part in this regardless of their age. My daughter is getting older and I am starting to notice that at the age of four years old she wants to make her own style decisions such as clothing, rooms decor and hair.
I believe that the ideas come from our children being around a variety of different peers or it could possibly be a magazine, book, or television show. In today's society kids are sometimes exposed to a lot, so they are learning faster than normal.
Often times I just allow my daughter to be creative with her styles, but with my help though of course, just her ideas. My daughter attends a private daycare were they wear uniforms and have a strict dress code policy, so guess what our only way to spice it up during the week is with her hair, hair accessories, big bows, ribbons, head bands, etc.
The uniforms is also one of the reasons why I let her have her way on the weekends with her fashion. As parents we have to keep in mind that their are always new styles and trends that they want to try. They see their friends trying something new, maybe it was something they saw in a store, magazine, or television show.
We should allow our kids to express themselves through style, because it can have great benefits, such as building their self esteem, creativity, trail and error...certain styles don't work, and simple rules for fashion.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Modern Girl Ponytails

Trying a new look on Rayna for tomorrow, she is excited about her speech at school.

Summer Care

Summer time is here and we have to be sure that we do everything in our power to keep our children's hair healthy under these hot muggy conditions of the summer weather. There are 6 tips that I follow during the summer to be sure that Rayna keeps her hair healthy in the heat.

1. Moisturize Your Hair DAILY
  - being that we already know that keeping the hair moisturized is the key to healthy hair, well during these hot summer days the sun drys our hair out. Some recommended products are Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, or Olive Oil.

2. Drink plenty of WATER
 - water is very important to our body in many ways and yes it helps keep our hair healthy.

3. DON'T allow your hair to DRY out
 - stay away from products with alcohol, sulfur, and formaldehyde

4. USE deep conditioner every two weeks
 -be sure to wash it out

5. Try to avoid HEATING appliances.
 -if it is a must that you use heat, be sure to use a heat protecting oil

6. DON'T go swimming without a swim cap.
 -Remember to always wash and condition your hair afterwards.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tips to Maintaining Your Child(ren's) Hair

In today's time there are always new trends and different styles amongst children. Lately one of the most popular styles is to have the "natural " look. Sometimes we often find it more convenient to use a relaxer on our girls, because this way we have less work to do when it comes to caring for and maintaining our children's hair. However, keeping your child's hair natural will help them embrace their natural texture and they won't have to deal with the harsh chemicals in relaxers that are detrimental to their hair. Regardless of the texture or race, if  hair is taken care of properly it grows at a rate of nearly a half inch per month.

I would like to know any questions, concerns, or anything that you may want to know about maintaining your child's hair.

I am going to start by sharing with you the steps that I follow to maintain Rayna's hair.

1. Wash and condition at least once a week, this adds moisture back into the strands of her hair while keeping the scalp clean.

2. Seal moisture into hair, by massaging an all natural oil. (my favorite is Olive Oil)

3. Part and section the hair into several sections, comb hair carefully; never pull it from the roots, I start at the tips and work my way up to the top (using a large toothed comb).

4. Once the section is detangled I twist it into a two strand twist for drying.

5. Once the head is completely detangled and in twists for hair drying. I then create her a low manipulation or protective style..braids or twists.

When selecting your products be sure to avoid products with mineral oil or petroleum jelly, they tend to clog the pores. I hope that this blog will be a great help to get you started and on your way to creating a head full of naturally healthy hair for your child(ren).

-Rayna's Mom

Friday, February 10, 2012

My Inspiration!

I was inspired to create my blog on natural children's hair, by my daughter Rayna. After having My daughter Rayna I gained a passion for creating cute and fun hair styles to fit her loving and bubbly personality. It was also a big convenience to know how to maintain her hair on my own and to be able to create styles that would help make our lives easier. I began to research and come up with some wonderful ideas, upon doing so people would often ask me for help or infomation. I sometimes even maintain their child's hair. After realizing how many parents were actually clueless or didn't have time to research. I decided to start a blog to help some parents who are in need of some information and style ideas.