Siobhan’s hair in its freest state has tight curls. It’s much like my own in terms of being extremely fuzz prone and dry. It didn’t take very long for me to realize the baby hair products weren’t going to work. So I tried a few. I’m still on the market for a good creme moisturizer (for both of us) so if you know of any, do let me know.
Currently, its products like raw shea butter mixed with coconut oil that helps to keep her hair hydrated during styling but it never lasts, especially when I attempt to style her hair for a day or to. I guess I’m trying to figure out and learn the ways of her hair. Now, if I could just get her to stop ripping it out, that’d be great. Currently, she clings to any accessories or ponytails and pulls so hard, she trembles sometimes. Thi started at about 8 months old and continues. There are ever emerging bald spots, which I am fighting the good fight using black castor oil, but it doesn’t stop new patches in the front third of her head every so often!
I am currently using the Lottabody line. It great except that the moisturizer really doesn’t do much for her but I use it anyway. I wash her using the Lottabody Hydrate Me Moisturizing Shampoo and the Lottabody Hydrate Me Moisturizing Conditioner, both with Coconut and Shea Oils. These are perfect and leave her hair feeling nice and soft after washing.
Once we’ve dried her hair completely, I moisturize it using the LOC (Liquid, Cream and Oil) method starting with the Creme of Nature Strength & Shine Leave-In Conditioner This stuff is my holy grail, but when I noticed that her hair would break a lot during styling, I started using it to test it. Again, I was happy to note, her hair responds to the product just as mine does.
Her scalp requires very little oil at this point because of the castor oil from the wash and so I just apply the creme Lottabody Moisturize Me Curl & Style Milk. Again, this product does well enough, but both our hairs just do “okay” with it. I then apply either shea butter or coconut oil, before styling. Bear in mind her head is tiny, so it’s really a little bit that is required, except with the creme moisturizer. After that, I’m able to style her hair smoothly and problem free.
I also try not to style her every day and use products on her sparingly throughout the week to avoid weighing her hair down. But if it so happens that she need a mid-week wash, I will give her one. I also promptly wash salt water from her hair if we’ve been to the beach or anything like that. I also put a little hair wax at the front the get her growing fuzz in neat. This isn’t every day, but definitely, if I’m going on the road and want her hair to look like it’s actually been done within the last week! Ha! The product is great too! Better than Eco-Styler. No white residue at all and the hold lasts a lot longer with just a tiny amount dabbed.
All of this takes maybe an hour at most, and she’s very good at sitting for her hair to be style as long as I let her play with the bottles and let her overturn the container with her hair accessories and play with them.
P.S. I tried to take better pics but… well… TODDLER! Haha.
- Lottabody Hydrate Me Moisturizing Shampoo
- Lottabody Hydrate Me Moisturizing Conditioner
- Lottabody Moisturize Me Curl & Style Milk
- Shavout 100% Virgin Jamaican Black Castor Oil
- Creme of Nature Argan Oil Strength & Shine Leave-In Conditioner
- Ossion Ultra Aqua Hair Wax