A girl’s hair is her crowning glory. At The Hair Helper we believe that every little girl should feel this way about the head of hair she is adorned with. Of course, only having one hair type in our home, makes it tricky to talk about various tips and tricks for looking after all the different types of hair that you will find. So, we’ve enlisted the help of some lovely ladies, who we’ve met through social media.
Our guest post is from Natasha, who documents life with her daughter on her blog Kiddo Adventures.
Tell us about yourself
I’m Natasha, I’m 24 years old and I’m from London. I’m a Mum, blogger and I teach part time.
How old is your daughter?
My daughter is 2 years old (27 months)
How would you describe your daughter’s hair?
My daughter has a very curly Afro which is common with black children. Because of how curly her hair is, it can be quite difficult to properly measure the length of her hair but she definitely has lots of it! Her hair colour is a dark brown.
What products do you use, and find work on your daughter’s hair?
We use Cantu and Curly kids. I mainly use Cantu if I’m honest and my favourite products are the curling cream and detangler spray. With Curly kids, I like their coconut oil. Both brands smell amazing and work really well in my daughter’s hair. Cantu’s detangler spray is my “go to” product as having a daughter with super curly curls can be tough. Those beautiful curls can easily turn into knots. I usually spray along with a detangle comb and that usually does the trick with minimum hair breakage. It’s also infused with coconut oil, shea butter and honey which explains the lovely smell.
How often do you wash your daughter’s hair?
I wash my daughter’s hair once a week because we go swimming once a week and it’s good to wash all the chlorine out. Sometimes I have to wash more than once a week if she’s been playing in the sand at nursery.
How often do you cut your daughter’s hair?
I haven’t cut my daughter’s hair and have no intention to. I want her hair to continue to grow to a lovely healthy length. At the moment I don’t think she would even sit still for a hairdresser to even do so.
What hairstyles do you find work best in your daughter’s hair?
The easiest hairstyle would be to just leave it out in an Afro as it can be quite hard to get a toddler to stay still. I usually use Cantu’s curling cream to make the curls bouncy. My other go to hairstyle is bunches. I usually part my daughter’s hair into two parts and tie them up with scrunchies. It’s very quick and easy to do and there’s minimal moving around from her.
Hints or tips for people with the same hair type?
I would definitely recommend Cantu products as I use them for both my daughter and myself. They’re really good for Afro hair. It’s important to check your hair type first and see what products will work best for you or your child.