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Being the mother of three precious children who are African-American, Japanese, and Spanish, I am always seeking hair products that work for each of them as their hair changes. One thing I know is that no two of our children’s hair are alike; and their hair changes in both texture and appearance as they grow older. It has been a quest over the past 15 years to find safe, organic hair care products to use on our children. And more times than not, the things that we found didn’t work that well.
Recently we have found a product line that is the only NSF certified organic hair product on the market for children with curly hair! This product line is called: Born Curly. When a product carries the NSF certification mark, it means the product has been tested by one of the most respected independent certification organizations in existence today (National Sanitation Foundation). This helps give me peace of mind as I seek to provide the most natural, healthy solutions for our precious curly-haired children.
3 Tips for Managing Your Child’s Curly Hair
1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Did I mention you need to keep your precious curly-haired baby’s hair and scalp moisturized? Hydration is one of the single most important keys to successfully managing your child’s naturally curly hair. Although I am not African-American, both my hair and scalp are extremely dry. Since I was already on top of moisturizing my own hair and scalp, this was a no-brainer for me. I’ve noticed that the simple act of moisturizing has allowed my children to grow their hair as long as they want without any issue. Hydration also ensures little to no breakage of the hair when in it’s natural state (we are all-natural with their hair). We’ve found that every single one of the Born Curly products help to keep our children’s hair hydrated.
We’ve been using:
2. If possible, make sure to tie down and/or braid your child’s hair every single night. I know to some this seems tedious. But I am here to tell you that it is worth it’s weight in gold when it comes to managing your child’s natural curly hair. Over the last 15 years, I have made it a priority that each of my children’s hair is taken care of before they go to bed. What I’ve found is that it eliminates the tears and stress that can be caused when the hair is just left undone. It creates an easy morning routine and less breakage and dreading. For us, it’s a lifesaving routine and eliminates the “hair combing” conflict that I’ve watched so many others go through. Like I said before, this routine is worth it’s weight in gold. Here is a photo of our son’s hair this morning after his hair dried from the shower (and we used all Born Curly products).
3. Always gently comb your children’s hair. There is no need to pull hard and break their hair or cause pain. As a matter of fact, it’s not beneficial to their scalp, hair follicles, nor actual hair strands to be rough when combing through their curls. Combing harshly also isn’t beneficial to your relationship with your child (ask me how I know, ha!). When our children are younger, I always make sure to keep their hair braided or in other styles so they could play and be kids rather than worrying about their hair getting tangled. For our youngest son, we are using the Argan Leave-In Conditioner and Detangler after showering when he wears his hair down to ensure easy brushing before bedtime.
More Than Just Hair Care!
One of the things that I enjoying about the Born Curly products is that they are organic, work well, smell great, and can be used for more than just hair! We have been using the following products for more than his hair:
- Shea & Cocoa Butter Balm for his hair and scalp
- Aloe Shampoo & Wash for his hair and skin
- Nourishing Hair & Body Oil for his hair and body
Born Curly products can be purchased at any of the following retailers (Sally, Walgreens, Target, Walmart, RiteAid, and local beauty supply stores).