DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional hairstylist/cosmetician/esthetician. I am just a mom who found some tips to manage my daughter’s hair during this harsh winter we’re experiencing. This is my story. I hope this helps.
Ok so my daughter is here and she has has the most beautiful head of hair (mostly, but who cares?!). Her curls are beautiful and I want to start her right.
So I did my due diligence and googled my way into….nothing.
Wait! Nothing? How can that be with all the hair gurus on the internet on curly hair, how can there be NOTHING???
Well I’m sure I’m not the only one, so after some experimenting I got a regime that works.
Back story: She has a haitian mother and dominican father, so of course I knew her straight black would not stay that way.
Her hair texture began to change(still is changing), her hair started falling off (but it’s growing back now) and all I was told was…
- it’s normal, don’t worry
- just put some Olive oil on it
- just leave it alone
…umm, but I want to keep it healthy…
Here in Canada, our winters are harsh like -40 degrees Celsius harsh. Don’t wanna leave the house harsh. Everything dies harsh.
There’s no way I’m subjecting her hair, my perfect angel of a princess, the most beautiful cutie-patootie to ever grace me with her presence, to such barbaric atmospheric torture.
No way! Not this mother.
So I developed a system that is working for us so far.
- Drench the hair in olive oil
- Johnson’s & Johnson’s baby shampoo – wash and rinse
- TGIN conditioner – use a dime size, put it in hair, finger detangle, rinse and towel dry
- Olive oil – use a dime size, put all over hair
- Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and Style – use a pea size and put all over hair
- Braid and leave it until next week
This has been our secret to retaining moisture and length (where the hair still exist) during the winter. Once humidity is restored and the weather becomes more curly hair friendly it will change but until then….
Well you know
I hope this helps, comment below and let me know.