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10.26.2019

Kids Haircare & the girls


Hi everyone,

Today I want to talk about kids hair care. Some of my IG followers asked about the daily hair care routine for my daughters. So I figured why not make a post on the subject and and have some fun with the girls while we are at it. I can feel that this is going to be a long one given of how passionate I can be about hair care.



If it is not your intention to read this long post here's one sentence that says it all: "Stick to the Basics for Black Children's Hair"
A toddler doesn't need the volume of products on her hair that her mother might. There's little to no need for gel, pomade or curl-enhancers. Instead, let a child's hair flourish on its own with a daily brushing (with soft-bristle brushes), combing and a small amount of hair oil or conditioner. A spritz from a water bottle can help work through tangles if necessary. To finish off the style, one or two barrettes is fine.

All your little one needs in terms of hair care right now is the following:
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Regular detangling with a wide-tooth comb
  • Light product application: oils such as jojoba or coconut make good options
What to Avoid When Styling Kids' Hair
  • Metal accessories
  • Tight styling
  • Extensions
  • Rubber bands
  • A heap of product
  • Heavy, goopy products
  • Relaxers and other chemical processes
Young scalps are still developing, and a child's true hair texture may not reveal itself until he or she is at least eight years-old. If a tender head is subject to harsh treatment on a daily basis (including chemicals), it's possible that a child's hair will be permanently damaged, leading to hair loss.

Addison Hair Care Regimen

With that said, I do not have a defined hair care regimen for my youngest daughter, Addison (or for her twin brother). I use her regular Biolane body & hair wash, some homemade leave-in conditioner and occasionally some light gel to better define her curl patterns. For now, her hair type is: 3C.


Addison daily moisturizer is homemade by mommy with love and the list of ingredients is as follow: water, organic oil, cold pressed and unrefined (olive, coconut or sweet almond) , Cantu Kids Care detangling leave-in conditioner and  glycerin. That mixture is used as needed (few times a day).


Aubrey Hair Care Regimen

My first born had an afro-head  for the first 3 year because she had an habit of pulling them her hair off her head. So I was cutting her hair on a regular basis. I started to grow out her hair after that she turned 4  and expressed the need of having longer hair. She is now 5 years old. At the moment, I can say  her hair type is 4B.



Aubrey Hair Care Products (she's also using my homemade leave-in conditioner)

Product details: 
Mielle Tinystots set (available here)
Mielle Organics Mongongo Oil hydrating  conditioner (available here)
Luster's curl activator moisturizer (available here)
Also included in her rotation
Product details:
The Mane Choice kids moisturizer (available here)
Olive oil girls ORS leave-in conditioning detangler (available here) I also like to use the Cantu kids care conditioning detangler (available here)
Organic Almond Oil - cold pressed & unrefined (available here)
Extra virgin Coconut - cold pressed & unrefined (available here
 From 8 years old and above, my advices would be:
  • Moisturize hair everyday. Use a true moisturizer that has water as 1st or 2nd ingredient.
  • Seal in moisture with an oil like Shea butter, castor oil, or avocado oil. (avocado oil)
  • Trim regularly.
  • No heat.
  • Deep condition regularly.
  • Use natural homemade Prepoo
  • Hair vitamins if needed
  •  Protective styles every day 

In conclusion: Treat Your Child's Hair Gently 
Your baby/toddler's hair will grow and flourish if mostly left to its own devices. Use gentle shampoos and products targeted toward little heads if desired. Take your time when combing or brushing. For babies, under 4 years old, beyond a little water and oil, you don't need to do much else to it. Before you know it, your son or daughter will have a head full of hair that you can then braid, plait, cut into cute styles and accessorize.


When young kids' manes are subjected to harsh practices and processes, problems usually occur as a result. This can be anything from minor annoyances like excess breakage to major issues like sparse edges. Start kids out on the right foot by treating their tresses with love and gentle care; healthy hair and growth will follow. Also, remember that an healthy diet play a major role in your little one's hair care. A kid must have a varied, diversified and nutritious diet full of protein, fruits, vegetables, grains and dairy. And don't forget to ensure that he/she's drinking enough water for her age.

So do you have a define hair care regimen for your daughter or toddler boy? Any struggles? What are your favorites hair products for kids? Please comment below as I would love to know how you take care of your kid's hair.

Thanks for stopping by.

XoXo,

Moumous

Linking up with those wonderful ladies here


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  2. It’s funny, having boys, I never thought I would have to be concerned with kids’ hair care. Until my 8 year old decided he wanted longer floppy hair. He has a very light brown hair, almost blonde, but it is crazy course and almost repels water. So as it grows out, it is proving to be kind of difficult and needs some softening! We have started using a leave in conditioner after he showers that is working pretty well. I can’t imagine if I had to deal with little girl hair! Great post and how cute are your little ones! Thank for sharing and linking up.

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    1. Lucky you Shelbee, I also treat my boy hair almost the same as I have not decided it to cut his ponytail lol - also we have different hair texture and ours are more demanding :-). Xo,

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  3. Your girls look so cute! you obviously take very good care of your daughters hair! :) I like the extra hair accessories too - my boys don't have that struggle haha!

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