Kinky kids hair care

Hi everyone,

Since our children are our future, I would like to give some tips on how to care for our little kinky kid’s hair.

1. Do not use rubber bands.

Rubber bands will break off the hair and the ends of the kinky hair. Try using the Goody or any other brand of ouch-less bands. They do not have a seam and are made from a material that can glide smoothly and easier in and out of the kinky textured hair.

2. If you child is wearing ponytails, try not to let them sleep in them for too many days.

With ponytails, the hair is pulled tightly into a band, and the constant pulling can damage the edges of the hair by pulling them out. Having ponytails in the same spot for too long can cause damage to kinky hair by creating a damaged hair or thinning spot. Instead of a ponytail in the same place, take the hair down daily and moisturize if needed, then in the morning re-do the ponytail in a different area of the hair. Also make sure to keep the edges soft and moisturized with some Jamaican black Castor oil or raw African Shea butter.

3. Protect the kinky hair at night.

Just as we protect our kinky fragile hair at night, we must do the same with our children’s kinky hair. We must set the example and also let the child be apart of the kinky hair care routine/ regimen. So invest in a couple of satin pillow cases or a satin bonnet for your child. You can even buy matching ones to show that you are down with it too. They have cheap satin pillowcases at Wal-Mart and satin bonnets also.

4. Keep the kinky hair moisturized.

Find what natural oils and butters work best for your kinky kid’s hair texture and stick with it. Do not try new things and experiment if you have natural products that have been keeping your child’s hair moisturized and soft. Show the child in the mirror how to put the natural oils and butters in there hair and explain to them why you are ding it and what each oil or butter does for their kinky hair. Educate them, so that they will do the same with their children.

5. Deep condition and/ or pre-poo.

All hair needs to be deep conditioned every once in a while, but type 4c kinky hair needs it more often than every other hair texture. Since our kinky/ coily hair is not straight or wavy, it is more of a challenge for our natural hair/ skin moisturizer (sebum) to get to our ends. So we must help the ends out by adding as much moisture to them as possible. Remember that you can never over moisturize our type 4c kinky, Afro-textured hair.

6. Keep the ends hidden or tucked away as much as possible.

Little kid’s do not need to have their hair blowing in the wind or just hanging out. Braid, twist or tuck in the ends of ponytails as often as possible. (Special occasions are alright) We must teach them how to retain health and length by protecting and pampering the ends of our kinky hair. That is how we retain length. Since our type 4c kinky textured hair is the most fragile and prone to breakage, we must baby the ends of our hair so that they stay moisturized.

7. Have them wear protective styles.

You can use your children’s hair to practice protective styles on, while they wear them and retain length. Protective styles are styles that keep the ends of our kinky hair hidden from weather, clothing, accessories and anything else that can snap them off.

8. Try not to use a comb, or finger detangle as often as possible.

Since our type 4c kinky textured hair is the most prone to breakage, even something as simple as a comb can snap off our ends. Try to only detangle when the hair is in the conditioning stage and loaded with a moisturizing conditioner. If the child’s hair is dry, try pouring your favorite natural oil into the conditioner bottle before applying. Detangle and then twist until you are going to pamper the hair and style. That will help the child have less tangles and you can use your fingers at this point in lieu of a comb.

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