I remember that I had a very vivid dream about having a baby girl. I remember walking down the baby aisle in Walmart, and I began to cry because I had a desire in my heart to start creating a family with my husband. I never until that time had any desire to become a mother, but I knew in my heart that I would always have a daughter. But before my daughter was born God blessed our family with my little prince first in the line up. So with having a my little prince first, I really did not have to worry about maintaining his hair. However, when my little princess arrived the game changed, and I had to become familiar with hair restoration and maintenance.
However, the dream of having a beautiful baby girl became a reality, but along the way as my best blessing began to grow into a toddler the challenges of taking care and maintaining her hair became a challenge. I have never really been a hair person, taking care of my own hair is something that I am still learning how to do to this day. I really prefer a professional maintaining my hair in terms of washing, conditioning, and styling for my personal hair maintenance.
I wanted to make some major changes for my little princess. My plan is for my little princess to have natural hair for as long as physically possible, maintaining proper hair health. The goal for me as her mother is to have healthy hair not so-called good hair! I want my daughter to know and live her truth with integrity, inner beauty, and being her authentic self. These are life lessons that I did not have the opportunity and privilege to learn until later in my life.
One of the aspects of this growth for my daughter is washing her hair, and doing it in way that promotes healthy hair growth, restoring moisture, while hydrating and protecting her hair while reducing hair breakage in the toddler years.
I believe that the toddler years are very important to begin a healthy hair regimen for my child. I want to begin a safe, healthy, and workable routine for my little princess. After talking with several friends that have daughters older than my toddler daughter that is three years old, searching for toddler hair ideas on Pinterest, and reading different hair magazines. The challenge of washing my daughter’s hair is very simple and works for her hair texture.
3 Best tips to wash my Black toddler daughter’s hair
1. Wash with Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus curl and shine shampoo one day a week: Apply to wet hair and gently massage into a rich lather. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.
2. Condition with Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus curl and shine conditioner: After shampooing, apply generously and comb through for even distribution. Leave in for 3 minutes. Rinse. Style as desired
3. Moisturize: Moisturize toddler daughter’s hair with coconut oil or African Pride oil after the shampooing and conditioning process, daily usage during the week.
How do you wash your Black toddler daughter’s hair?