When I found out that I was going to give birth to a daughter after my first born being my beautiful prince of a son, my heart was filled with so much joy and anticipation of having a little princess to bring into this world. I could just imagine the two of us having so many special times together to share time in dance class, someone to go and have our nails done, go on shopping trips, and travel to the library and bookstores everyday. However, the one thing that I did not anticipate is how would I maintain my daughter’s hair?
I have never been a hair person myself, it has always been a challenge for me to maintain my own hair maintenance, style, and growth as an individual. I knew that I wanted my daughter to remain chemical free and to wear natural styles and to use appropriate hair products for her age. I knew that I wanted her hair to be healthy and to grow freely with very little manipulation to her hair without using any heat, and very few combs and brushes going through her virgin hair. I had a moment of feeling very overwhelmed and I did not know where to turn to get advice on how to maintain my daughters hair.
I eventually asked my sister circle who have daughter’s that were older than my daughter for some consultation and encouragement, also I searched various YouTube videos and tutorials on toddler hair and styles.
The wonderful thing is that, I landed on my favorite social media visual playground Pinterest to discover more toddler hairstyles and hair care for children. My goals are for my daughter to maintain her natural hair texture and promote quality hair growth and to keep her hair moisturized through all seasons of the year.
I discovered that products by Shea Moisture work best for my daughter’s hair. I have utilized a daily regimen of Shea Moisture products to maintain my Black daughter’s hair with a little Black girl magic!
I am a mother who is really determined to make a fundamental difference in the health and well being of my daughter’s hair. I am in the process of looking for different options to help retain moisture in the winter months, and to have the ultimate freedom of natural hair growth during the spring and summertime.
I do not want to implement too many products on her, but at the same time my plan is to encourage hair growth naturally as she is growing as a toddler. One of the most affective ways that I have found that work for my daughter’s hair is to wash and condition it once a week, and to moisturize with Shea moisture products.
4 Easy Steps: Shea Moisture Hair regimen for my 2 1/2 year old toddler princess
1. Wash– I wash my daughter’s hair once a week with Mango butter and Carrot oil, and orange blossom that soothes her sensitive scalp within the kids extra nourishing shampoo that helps prevent breakage and promote hair growth.
2. Deep Condition– I deep condition my daughter’s hair from root to tip with Mango butter and Carrot oil Kids extra nourishing conditioner with orange blossom extract to moisturize, strengthen, and grow her hair.
3. Moisturize & Style– I Moisturize and style the little princess’s hair with Coconut & Hibiscus butter cream as needed during the day and at night.
4. Oil– I apply oil into hair with water in a small spray bottle and add Africa’s Best herbal oil, frequently throughout the day to maintain moisture and natural style.
How do you maintain your Black daughter’s hair?