How to Manage Your Daughter’s Hair at Home

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You are a mother of a young child. Your child has a beautiful natural mane. Everywhere you go people complement your child’s hair, but as your Little One grows her hair gets difficult to manage. Her hair gets dry and ends up in knots and tangles and when you try to comb out the knots and tangles she screams in pain. You feel frustrated and you don’t know what to do as a mother. You wonder if this vanity is worth it. You are torn between relaxing or cutting her hair.

But before you decide, here are tips I’ve learnt as a mother on how to manage your child’s hair at home. I hope it helps.

Tip 1: Try as much as possible to keep your hands out of your child’s hair. Children’s hair is fragile and their scalp is sensitive. To avoid breakage, it’s best  to keep hair manipulation to a minimum.

Tip 2. Set aside one day a week to maintain her hair rather than trying to do it on a daily basis. It can get tiring for you as well as her.

Tip 3. On LO’s hair day, lay everything you need before you sit with your child to style her hair.

Tip 4. Have toys or books ready-at-hand to distract her. Children’s concentration span is fickle. They can get bored sitting still for ten minutes.

Tip 5.  To avoid your child getting cranky, make sure she is fresh from her nap and has eaten well before starting on her hair regime. She will be more willing to cooperate.

Tip 6.  Invest in butterfly clips, hair bands, head bands and other hair accessories.

Tip 7. Section her hair using butterfly clips and hair bands. This will make it easier to tackle knots, tangles and dryness.

Tip 8. Detangle hair using oil or a butter. Apply it to the sectioned hair. Work from the ends towards, the scalp. Start with finger detangling and then comb with a wide tooth comb. This will be less painful for your child. Do not detangle when her hair is dry. It will lead to more breakage.

Tip 9. Shampoo using a sulfate free shampoo or co-wash. It is gentle on the hair and prevents excessive loss of moisture. I

Tip 10. Use a microfiber towel or an old t-shirt to dry her hair. Towels have large fibers that penetrate the hair shaft, leaving hair dry and frizzy.

Tip 11. Avoid tight protective styles that are difficult to remove. If you decide to put in braid extensions, don’t let them stay for more than three weeks before removing them. If the braid extensions are more than 3 weeks old you may have a hard time removing the. Keep the styling simple- hunky twists or braid outs will keep the hair protected.

Tip 12. Depending on how dry your child’s hair can get, moisturize it with an oil such as avocado oil or a rich butter such as Shea butter.

Tip 13. If you want to see long term results, consistency is key. Develop a hair regime, and stick to it.

Tip 14. Use natural hair products such as butters and oils. This will keep scalp healthy and avoid product buildup. The natural hair products are absorbed into the scalp and wash out with a sulfate free shampoo or co-wash.

Tip 15. Take time determining if a hair regime works for you and your child. If you don’t see any change after 3 months, change it up.

Here is my Daughter’s Hair Regime. Would it work for you?

Sunday-Detangle, Shampoo, add shea butter when wet, I put her hair in 3 chunky braids and use hair bands to neaten them

Monday – Spritz with water, moisturize scalp, edges and hair ends with shea butter in the morning or evening.

Tuesday– Spritz with water, moisturize scalp, edges and hair ends with shea butter in the morning or evening.

Wednesday– Spritz with water, moisturize scalp, edges and hair ends with shea butter in the morning or evening.

Thursday– Spritz with water, moisturize scalp, edges and hair ends with shea butter in the morning or evening.

Friday– Spritz with water, moisturize scalp, edges and hair ends with shea butter in the morning or evening.

Saturday– Spritz with water, moisturize scalp, edges and hair ends with shea butter in the morning or evening.

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