When I finally found out I was having a girl I literally cried my eyes out! It was the second scariest thing I ever heard in my life (the first scariest thing was finding out I was pregnant). Everyone who has a daughter knows what I mean. They are a LOT more work. Of course now I couldn’t see it any other way…she is my best friend. One of the many things I’ve had to learn how to do everyday as a mother…is all this HAIR!
Im always seeking and open to advice when it comes to managing my daughter’s hair. I knew I would have to do her hair everyday, but I had no idea of how much work that was going to involve. Her hair care products cost more than mine! I went to Sephora recently to ask for an inexpensive brand of shampoo and conditioner for curly hair, and although I don’t think the associate had a clue about curly hair, her suggestion turned out not to be so bad.
I know it’s not suggested that you wash your hair everyday, but almost every time she gets home from school there is either some type of debris or smell to her hair, its almost impossible not to. However, I try to go every other day, or if possible, only use conditioner just to remove the smell.
1. The before picture is typically what I deal with when she gets home. I wouldn’t dare run a comb or brush through that, so I pop her right in the shower.
2. The Sephora associate’s recommended shampoo and conditioner was Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine ($4.99). I was reluctant since the bottle said nothing about curls, but she advised that it would bring her hair back to its natural state, which was what I was looking for since she loses her curl definition on the perimeter from wearing her hair in a ponytail so much.
3. I only wash through once before applying the conditioner. I leave it in while she washes up, then rinse.
4. One product that I can’t seem to part from is Mixed Chicks Leave-in Conditioner ($19.99 – I’m sure its cheaper online but these beauty supply stores are ruthless) and I prefer the adult version over the kids version, I’ve tried both. In my opinion it helps detangle, define her curls and controls the frizz a lot better.
Lots more “curlTALK” posts to come!