BBS Chic: How To Maintain Baby's Curly Hair
by Christina Brown
A few months back, Cadence and I had the opportunity to film with the lovely folks at Essence.com. I was called in to interview with Beauty Editor Deena Campbell about how I maintain Cadence's hair! It's actually something I get asked ALL the time whether I'm out in public with her or after posting her pics on social media. So I'm really happy I had the opportunity to chat with Essence.com about the process and record this video as well. Check it out below:
3 Tips To Maintain Baby's Curly Hair1. Use Products With Natural Ingredients From the very beginning I was very mindful of the ingredients that went into and onto Cadence's little body. From the food she eats to the products I put on her body, I'm very mindful of exposing her to healthy, natural ingredients. In the beginning, I used purely water, shea butter and coconut oil on her hair. The first set of products I felt comfortable putting on Cadence's hair were part of the Shea Moisture Baby line. I wrote a review of their products here. I would use a bit of their Shea Moisture Ultra Sensitive Baby Wash & Shampoo to cleanse Cady's hair during bath time and follow it up with a dab of coconut oil on her curls before bed. 2. Moisturize Hair Daily When Cadence was a smaller baby, her hair actually maintained moisture alot easier. Now that she's older, I have to add a little extra to it in order to prevent her curls from becoming dry. Even if I don't "shampoo" her hair during bath time, I always add water to it and I seal in the moisture with a butter or an oil before putting her to bed. I really like this Belle Butters Whipped Shea Butter for sealing in moisture after I rinse her hair. It's great for twists as well. 3. Minimize Hair Manipulation When Cadence was first born, I really didn't do anything to her hair. I'd put a pretty bow on her head and that was it. As I mentioned in the video, less is more when it comes to small babies. You don't want to do anything that will put too much tension on baby's tender head. Now that she's older and her hair is much longer and thicker, I've been experimenting a bit with styling. I braid her hair once a week after our detangling session. Sometimes, I'll give her two-strand twist/bantu knots. I have been experimenting also with new product lines like the Curly Kids Haircare line. Though it isn't 100% natural, their ingredients are safe and they have been doing wonders for keeping Cady's hair tangle-free and manageable.
Any other questions on how to maintain baby's curly hair? Leave me a comment below! (Moms out there with suggestions of your own - I want to hear from you too!)