One of my most FAQ is “…Cutie, my young daughter is natural and I trying really hard not to chemically change her hair. Do you have any recommendations for caring for my daughter’s hair?”
Yes, yes, yes I have a solution for your. Take a look at my home girl, classmate and “hair twin” Dianne Malone’s simple, yet very effective toddler’s hair regimen.
Cutie: “Do you enjoy caring for and maintaining Deja’s hair?”
Dianne: ” Yes! I enjoy doing her hair. “D” was my #1 reason for cutting my relaxed hair and starting my natural hair journey (NHJ). It’s never a chore. Her twist can look a hot mess during the week sometimes, but I’m all about low manipulation, so re-doing her edges, moisturizing and ‘up- in- a- bun’ (style) is my rescue system.”
Read on to learn more about Dianna’s simple toddler hair regimen:
by Dianne H. Malone My toddler daughter Deja is almost three (3) years LC. Toddlers with 4b – 4c texture hair can grow. It’s not about having “good breed.” It’s about implementing a proper hair care and simple hair regimen. This is how it’s done: Deja’s Hair Regimen (Done in sections):
- Pre-po with coconut oil
- Wash with OYIN honey wash
- Condition with Giovanni Deep Conditioner
- T-shirt blot
- Apply leave-in
- Twist with Shea Butter
**Repeat this every 4 weeks** Routine Tasks:
- Oil scalp daily with Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO).
- Moisturize daily with water spritz, shea butter and oyin burnt sugar.
- At two (2) weeks post twist: cowash (using a moisture intense/moisturizing hair conditioner or a sulfate-free conditioning cleanser to wash and cleanse her hair and scalp).
- Apply leave in and re-twist edges.
- Her ends are also dusted (trimmed) when needed.
Note: “I discovered that her edges are sensitive to cornrows, so I don’t cornrow her edges often. Two-strand twists are my go-to staple style. Since this past summer, I’ve only use a comb in her hair to make parts or straight lines. I also finger detangle her hair only; no comb.”
Deja’s twist-out pic with Mommy:
Do you have a question for Dianne? Please ask her or comment below. Hope this helps.