Top Tips to Make Wash Day Easier for Your Curly Kiddo



by Michelle Thames of HappilyEverNatural.com

I’ve been a mom for a little over 2 years now and I can say that wash day is not my little ones most favorite day of the week. I try to make it fun for her since it's something that has to get done in order for me to maintain her healthy hair. I know I am not the only mom who dreads wash day with their little curly. So I came up with 4 tips to make wash day easier for you and your little one!

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Curly Kids: The Basic Guide to Natural Hair Care for Children

 
by Bee of 83toinfinity.com
Do you have memories of sitting in between your mother’s legs while she parted your hair, oiled your scalp, and styled you up in some plaits and twists, perhaps with pretty clips and bubbles and elastics? Are those memories fond or fearful? For me, they’re all warm and fuzzy. Having my mom wash and braid me up for school was usually something I looked forward to – her hands were gentle, I loved the smell of the African Pride scalp oils she used (remember the yellow ones filled with petroleum and “herbs”?), and we had fun watching TV or talking while she got me ready for the next day of school.

I know that for others, the memories aren’t so sweet. Hair being scraped back and torn with rough combing, singes from irons used to “tame” naps, and harsh comments about how tough, nappy, and bad one’s hair was. I’ve seen the after-effects of negative treatment pass down much more visibly than the positive – mothers who were told their hair was “bad” have practiced the same with their own children, especially their daughters. Seeing 4 year olds with relaxed hair makes me sad. Hearing mothers talk about how terrible their child’s hair is in front of the child makes me cringe.

I have heard Black women admit to choosing fathers of another race in order to ensure that her daughter didn’t have “nappy-ass hair” like she did. I’ve spoken with White mothers who have children with Black men, but have absolutely no clue what to do with their baby’s hair.

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Natural Hair Styles for Kids- Jumbo Braid and Pin Curl!



DiscoveringNatural writes:

It's back to school time! Here's a quick age appropriate hairstyle for those busy mornings. It is great for pre-teens and teens that don't want to wear twists to school.  I hope you like it and can add it to your arsenal of go-to styles. I did it on my 10 years old daughter,  Big Sis.

Princess Hair.


Jessica writes:

 I'd like to share an essay that I performed in a show called "Listen to Your Mother." The piece is called "princess hair" and it was inspired by my now four-year old who told me she "didn't like her hair" because it wasn't like the princesses she saw on TV. It's an inspirational story of self-love and of acceptance.

Easter Hairstyles for Little Girls With Natural Hair


Easter is right around the corner which means cute dresses and adorable hair-do's to match if you're anything like us! I know how hard it is looking for special occasion hairstyles for little girls with natural hair so I decided to put together a quick post to hopefully inspire your little one's Easter hair-do!

Young Female Beauty- What Do We Owe?



I wish my hair was like yours Miss Amber.”

A 9-year-old girl said this to me a few weeks ago. Instead of accepting the intended compliment, I paused, stood still and stared at her. She had beautiful braids with beads at the end of each strand in coordinating colors. I thought to myself, “Why does she want my hair? Is she not happy with hers?” Then it clicked – I had a young female mind in America once.

Young girls are always comparing themselves to others and aspiring to be something they’re not. I remember pointing to Tia and Tamara on Sister, Sister and telling my mom that I wanted my hair to look like that after my first perm.

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