My little Michele Grace has beautiful hair; it’s between curly and wavy. It’s honestly perfect and I can rightly say the most beautiful hair I have ever seen (not to mention that this is my daughter). So yes I do have the mama bias going on here.
Despite how beautiful my baby’s hair is, the fact is it tangles up easily calling for Mama’s magic touch. In the glory of being so naive in hair department in general, I have had to learn a thing or two on how to solve this battle zone moment (hair fixing) is indeed a battle field with my munchkin but a memory building session for both of us.
So, my first approach has become to deploy the mighty hair needs; not wants but Needs!
- Shampoo and conditioner (Giovanni 50/50 balanced to be specific). Nothing else will do in our opinion; we have tried a bunch.
- Wide tooth comb
- Pure coconut oil(the best but also keeps us from using any chemicals in our precious hair)
So onto rules;
- Wash only once a week to keep it from getting dry and also tangling up like crazy.
- Brush while it’s still wet
- Brush from tips up
- Oil the scalp weekly
- Brush every night before bed time.
- Trim ends every 3 to 6 months (I don’t try to hold onto length. I want healthy hair for my munchkin).
- Water for my princess/munchkin. This rule applies to both adults and little munchkins for healthy hair.
Accessories (our little one loves this part)
- Hair ribbons
- Hair clips
- Bobby pins
- Puff holders
I am not the girl friend you usually would want to text for some hair advice kinda thing. Nope! But, in this case, I now have experience for almost 6 years (good forced experience to be exact). My options were to either learn to take care of it myself or break the bank paying someone else to do whatever they wanted with my munchkin’s hair. My answer Of course was “No thank you”…I will learn! And I have.
The most important rule is to enjoy those moments spent working with your baby’s hair remembering that our words can either build or break our children. It’s up to us to make these moments fun and worth remembering one day when they are grown.