Every little natural is unique in their own little way, therefore even though their hair might not be as healthy and long as the next child. There is still ways to get their hair to where it needs to be with the proper care. I am a witness, because it’s in the works with my 2 year old daughter. It was times when I felt that I would never get her hair to grow after trying product after product and a variety of tips, but after doing some research I have now found a method that works. If I stay consistent with my care she will be on her way to a head full of healthy natural hair.
1. Wash and Deep Condition : wash, condition, and detangle hair using a wide tooth comb or a Deman brush. When I detangle I always part the hair into four sections to make detangling easier. Detangling shouldn’t be painful, so in order to avoid the tears and discomfort. Be sure to detangle from the tips up to the roots.
2. Moisturize: The last thing you want for your little one is dry hair. When the hair is dry it causes breakage. Moisturize the hair every 2 days or more if needed, because some hair dries out faster than others. My favorite way to keep the hair moisturized is to spray the hair with a spray bottle. My spray mixture contains Distilled Water, Castor Oil, and Coconut Oil.
2 oz. Distilled water
2 tsp. extra virgin coconut oil
1 tsp castor oil
4 drops of essential oil (jasmine is my favorite)
Combine all ingredients into spray bottle and shake. Be sure to store in fridge and shake well before use.
3. Cut Back on Touching: when I say cut back on touching this is where the protective styles come in. You want to give your little one a style that they can wear for at least 2 weeks. (contact me for ideas) My favorite is two strand twists, they are cute and fun. It may sound crazy, but the less you touch the hair, the more it will grow. Your little one’s hair is very fragile.
Be sure to stay consistent with these steps while maintaining your little natural’s hair and you will start to see some amazing results.