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.
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!