From the time I gave birth to my daughter Céline until she was about 2 years old, her hair remained straight. It had a touch of wave to it, but didn’t reach the natural curly state just yet. Once Céline turned 2 years old her hair began to form into natural bouncy curls, just like her mother.
Growing up, my mother was a hair stylist. I never really learned how to fully manage and take good care of my hair, because she was always the one who took care of it. Now, of course I was aware of the basics such as, washing and detangling. But everything else, was like trying to build something without the instructions.
Fortunately, over the years, I began to learn how to take care of my hair, and now my daughter’s. We are both mixed with black and white, so it’s not the simple ‘wash and you can leave the house’, you have to put some work into it.
The most amazing thing about discovering how to take care of my hair, was realizing that you don’t need a boat full of products. Too many products can actually be damaging to your hair. Also, always make sure you read what the products contain. A ton of the big brands contain things such as sulfate, which isn’t good for your hair and can actually dry it out. If I can give any advice, it would be to NEVER BE AFRAID TO GO NATURAL. YOU WILL THANK YOURSELF LATER, AND SO WILL YOUR HAIR.
Here’s a list of products I use for our hair:
- Deva Curl – No poo, conditioner, moisturizer, light gel.
- Coconut oil
- Shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie
You probably expected a long list of products, right? But in reality, you really don’t need that much for your hair. Your hair feels loved more with less product.
In this mini tutorial, I used absolutely NO HEAT to curl her hair. I simply used a PENCIL, YES I SAID PENCIL. Also make sure you wash your child’s hair before you begin. Let’s get started.
Here’s what you’ll Need:
- Some type of moisturizer or light gel, in this tutorial, I used deva curl styling cream.
- Make sure you put the moisturizer in their hair before you begin. I usually start off in the front, but you can start off wherever, and even section the hair if you want. For some, it would probably be easier (me). Grab a small section of hair and begin to wrap it around the pencil. As you wrap it around, roll the pencil up until it reaches their head.
- It should look something like this. Hold it there firmly for about 5-10 seconds. Then slowly begin to unwind the curl from the pencil.
- If you didn’t get the good curl you wanted, I would suggest trying again. But this time, hold the curl for a little longer and make sure it is wrapped around the pencil tightly.
- Begin to section the hair, and repeat the same process until you’re completely finished with all of the hair. Then you’re all set!
Above is a little Before and After. I love my daughter’s hair before and after it is washed, but once it dries it won’t stay in ‘good mode’ all day. Let’s not even talk about the hair when she wakes up in the morning! This is just something I do as an alternative, and it stays like this all day for my daughter. One of the reasons I decided to share. Thank you to those of you who decided to take your time out to read this. I hope you all enjoyed.