Managing Our Daughter’s Hair

17 Mar

Hello Readers:  Keep in mind that I no longer update this site, the new updated blog can be found at www.uneautrenaturelle.com.  Thank you!

 

 

First and foremost, sorry for the delay with this post.  I had promised this would be up on Sunday, but due to the storm and intermittent power, I was unable to get to the computer.

So, let’s jump right in.  As you can see from my previous post, my daughter has beaucoup de cheveux (a lot of hair).  I find that the key to making her love her hair and not constantly ask for flat hair (permed / straight hair) is the need to make hair day seem as painless as possible.

The night before I wash:

  • I mix castor oil, olive oil, and jojoba oil together.
  • I section my daughter’s hair
  • I apply the oil mixer (with an applicator) to her roots.
  • I use the remaining oil mixer predominately on the ends of her hair and rub the remaining into her hair.
  • After I have applied oil in each section of her hair I cover her hair with a satin bonnet and off she goes to bed

The morning after:

  • After breakfast, I wash her hair with diluted castile soap
  • Then I apply a conditioner mix (conditioner, coconut oil, olive oil)
  • When applying the conditioner mix, I section her hair and apply in sections
  • Once the conditioner has been applied I comb out her hair (again, in the sections)
  • I twist the hair that has been combed out
  • Once all her hair is combed and twisted, I place a plastic cap on her hair leave in for 20 minutes to 1 hour.  (to be honest, this gives me time to clean up and prepare dinner)
  • Once the allotted time has passed, I rinse her hair with warm then cool water (keeping the hair in the sections)

Hair Style:

Now that I have finished washing her hair, I apply…

  • Hair Milk
  • Shea Butter Leave in Conditioner
  • Always have a spray bottle available (water, olive oil, jojoba oil)
  • I normally use a protective style with her hair – double strand twist and seal her ends with coconut oil
  • I like this because I am able to keep her hair like this for at least two weeks but it can look different every day

Oils I used:

Castor Oil: Coats the hair shaft, smooth cuticle layer, seals moisture leaving hair feeling soft.  I would avoid this if you are prone to an oily scalp.

Olive Oil: naturally rich in Vitamin E, restores luster. Good for dandruff suffers.

Jojoba Oil: known to develop new hair growth by dissolving build up on the scalp, smooths out cuticles, helps hair stay healthy and clean

Coconut Oil: known as an excellent conditioner, keeps your hair free of dandruff

***Disclaimer: The information provided on oils has been collected from various sites and is provided for informational purposes only ***

Check out the pictures below, feel free to leave comments or ask questions.

music by justmusique productions

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8 Responses to “Managing Our Daughter’s Hair”

  1. SHaitien March 17, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    Her hair looks great as usual… Like the presentation and the music (haven’t heard that one before, whats the track name?)

  2. Socialite Dreams March 18, 2010 at 10:18 am #

    sounds like good mommy daughter bonding time!

    http://socialitedreams.wordpress.com/

  3. Shones March 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

    Gorgeous, gorgeous! I’m pleased as punch to see her so happy natural. “Hair time” doesn’t have to be stressful and physically painful like it used to be for past generations. She looks comfy. Kudos!

  4. frochic March 24, 2010 at 8:26 am #

    Thank you sooo much for this. just the info I needed; very detailed and well written. Quick question, did you do the same reg when she was younger (say 1year old)? I can’t seem to get my 1year old to sit still & this routine will take a bit too long for her liking.

    • une autre naturelle March 24, 2010 at 8:53 am #

      When she was one I still did the two strand twist, but I did it in sections while she was sleeping! People thought I was crazy, but it worked wonders. I would still wash and condition her hair. When I knew we were staying home and had no where to go immediatley, I would deep condition her hair. Basically, i would leave the plastic cap on her hair while she would play and I would clean and cook. By the time I was done with chores, I would rince the conditioner out. To comb her hair, I had a spray bottle with leave in conditioner mixed with olive oil readily availble; we sat and watched TV…within twenty minutes she was sleeping….which was ok by me, because I was able to complete her hair before she woke up. Also, if she didn’t sleep, I gave her many breaks, you are right they don’t want to sit stil at that agel. Which is another reason for the two strand twist – they last at least two weeks – three if well maintained!

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