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FEATURES Aug 15 2013 8:42PM
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Training Baby's Hair

by Angela Carstarphen Watford

"Train up a child in the way she should go and when she is old, she will not depart from it.”

I know these words to be true, and I feel the same holds true when it comes to a child’s hair. If we train their hair to grow healthy and beautiful, it will not depart.

I am already starting to train my daughter’s hair to be strong, easy to manage and defined. Just like I want to train her to love fruits and vegetables, I also want her hair to love good-for-you ingredients. We have a nightly routine that makes my life easier every morning and her hair healthier and ready for the day’s natural wear and tear. If you learn how to take care of your daughter’s hair now, you’ll be able to easily pass it on to her later—teaching her to love her natural curls, coils kinks or waves.

Here’s our routine. I hope it helps you discover you and your daughter’s natural hair beauty…

After bath time, I moisturize my baby’s hair with water and comb through with my fingers or a wide-tooth comb. If it’s wash night, do the same after using a gentle cleanser. Because her hair easily locks and tangles, I sometimes have to focus on those areas a little more.

After towel-drying (and putting on her bedtime clothes), I part her hair into 4 sections (my daughter has lots of hair!). Then I use a lightweight moisturizing pomade on each section (I LOVE the Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey) and do a loose two-strand twist. Now, off to bed…

In the morning, I unravel the twist, spray a little Black Vanilla Leave-In Moisturizer onto her hair and style easily. Sometimes in a curly ’fro, or I pin up the sides into a cute ’frohawk or in darling ponytails. Now the styling process is a cinch!

And her curls shall live happily ever after…

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