Loving My Baby's Afro
So it’s been a year now since my baby girl was born—whew time flies when you’re having fun—and her baby hair has officially changed. I love her curls: They’re soft, fluffy and beautiful, but they can get tangled and matted so easily. All it takes is a 10-minute nap or a tantrum on the floor after I’ve perfected them into the cutest Afro, and boom it’s smashed.
I remember when her soft flat hair never moved out of place, no matter what. But I’m adjusting to each new hair stage.
I must say, my favorite time of day is getting her ready. It’s like being a kid again with my own beautiful doll baby—but she’s real, with real diva ways! She’s already fighting back and yelling when I get to the tangled parts (once again, she JUST turned 1). It’s sooo cute. Here are my tips on combing a 1-year-old’s curly ‘fro:
*Make it fun:
Find your daughter’s favorite toys or a snack that she loves.
*Make it comfortable:
Sit her between your thighs so you can have a firm, soft grip on her so she doesn’t fall over quickly, while pulling away from you.
Always start with water to naturally moisturize and help with detangling.
Use a light moisturizer. I oftentimes use her baby lotion to add shine and help with manageability.
Comb through with a wide-tooth comb, gently.
Fluff and style, taking curls and twirling them with your fingers with a little extra moisturizer.
Add a little bow to one side (or on both side for a cute frohawk)!
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