Friday, February 6, 2015

How about that hair?

Many people ask me about how I do Miss E's hair and
if it's hard, etc.  So I thought I'd do a post about it to fill
you all in on the process!  I am by no means an expert,
so if you know any tips or tricks I'd love to hear them.
Her hair never has the "slicked down" look, it always
has the "my curls are starting to get loose" look, so if
anyone can help me out there, let me know!

First of all, I wash Miss E's hair about every 3-4 days, but
I don't use shampoo!  I use a moisturizing conditioner only,
and my favorite is the Herbal Essences Hydralicious brand.
Every few weeks I will use a little Pert Plus moisturizing
shampoo if it seems like her hair is getting some build up or
is a little dirty from playing.  After I get her hair wet in the tub,
I work in the conditioner with my hands and do some finger
detangling.  This just takes a couple minutes.  Then I let it set
on her hair for about 5-10 minutes while she plays in the tub,
then we rinse it out.  Below is a photo of the products we use.

After she's out I work in some leave in conditioning cream,
followed by a little curling custard.  Both are Cantu products
which I like.  Everybody has a different opinion on what products
are best but these seem to be working ok for us.  Miss E has very
tight and small curls and her hair dries out pretty quickly.

Once the creams have been worked in, her hair looks a little
bit white from the shea butter, but it kind of melts away after
awhile.  Now it's ready to style.  I don't ever try and comb it
all at once, that would be pretty much impossible.  But as I'm
styling I will comb small sections at a time to detangle as I go.
This time I tried something new, box twists.  It took me about
an hour or so to complete, but hopefully it will last several days.

Miss E does a great job of sitting still while I work,
especially if there is something to entertain her, like
a cartoon or this time she was eating her "ice cream",
which is really Italian ice because of her milk allergy.

Sorry these are a little blurry, our house is quite dark
at night and Miss E doesn't hold still very long!
The twists turned out pretty cute.  They are basically
little ropes, and they don't even need a tie on the end,
you just twist the hair around itself and it holds together!

I really enjoy doing Miss E's hair, it's lots of fun
to come up with new ideas.  I'm glad she enjoys it too!


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