I’m still learning how to do our girls’ hair and I think I am getting better at it. Here are the must haves in our current hair regimen.
I wet their hair daily. No, not sprintz it (this somehow makes the hair drier). I fully saturate the hair and brush through it every night while they are bathing. It doesn’t take more than 5 minutes, because I keep their hair short and trimmed. I find it is the softest and most moisturized when their hair has had its drink of water.
For their hair, the shampoo doesn’t matter, but the right conditioner is essential. Shea Moisture’s Manuka Honey Conditioner does the best job. It helps me detangle easy leaving the girls' hair soft, nourished and smelling nice.
Brushing the girls’ hair daily when they are in the bath helps me to keep their hair detangled. I find this process relaxing and am mesmerized by their beautiful curls clumping together and dancing up and down with each stroke of the brush. This detangling brush that my mom bought from the dollar store works magic on my girls' curls. It is not hard like the Denman brush, but is soft on our girls' hair and scalp.
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is great for restoring the sheen to our girls’ curls. After a while, their curls look dull and ACV helps to bring back the shine. I only use it once a month, because I read it strips the hair. I simply mix a tiny amount with water. After cleansing their curls, I rinse with the ACV and water mixture.
Although ACV helps a lot, sometimes their hair still appears dull. I’m still trying to figure out how to bring out the girls’ natural sheen. Until then, I use a small amount of gel mainly on their crown and edges (the driest sections of their hair). I technically don't NEED the gel, but it gives the hair a little shine. Any gel is fine as long as it doesn't have any alcohol or harsh chemicals that could be drying or damaging to their curls.
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Until next time...
Peace & Love,
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