It’s been a while, and my then baby has now grown into a feisty toddler. With that growth has also been various hair changes…and learning on her mother’s part of how to maintain my baby’s beautiful natural hair.
I can’t say I have it down pact yet, but here’s a few things I’ve learned on our hair journey.
- I first started with coconut oil for my baby’s tight coils.
- Pros: Added shine
- Cons: Hair still dry (for my baby anyway) and difficult to comb (which made “doing hair” a terrible experience on my “tenderhead” child)
- I then started using the RN Simply Amazing.
- Pros: Easy manageability (was able to comb and brush through without major “ouch mommy”s 🙂
- Cons: didn’t provide the “shine”
- So, I “got smart” and started doing a combination of rosehip seed oil (to get the shine and nourish the scalp) and the RN Simply Amazing.
- Pros: with both I was able to moisturize the scalp and have manageability
- Cons: rosehip seed oil absorbed too quickly for my daughter’s hair and created a sticky residue
- Okay, so just recently, I think I’ve found the best solution…for her hair right now. I started reading up on oils that are good for baby’s natural hair, and I saw sweet almond oil was on the list. Well, I had some of that because I make a natural oil for my daughter’s skin using neem oil and almond oil as a carrier oil (tell you more about that on a future blog).
- So, I use sweet almond oil to “grease” her scalp. Also, every other day or so, I rub a few drops on my hand and put on her ponytail sections. I brush and comb in.
- Then, I put RN Simply Amazing around the edges. I brush in.
- Result: Ponytails that still resemble a hairdo when I pick her up from daycare :)…with no cons that I’ve seen so far
Have any more tips? Please share with me.