Biracial Hair Primer for Moms
My daughter has the most gorgeous hair. Everywhere we go, people want to remark on it (and touch it, but that’s a subject for a different post). Her hair has always been a series of trial and error, for both techniques and products. I had a drawer full of stuff that just didn’t work for her hair when she was a baby, and now that she is 16 and managing it herself, I have a few tips that I’d like to share with moms who might be as clueless as I was.
- Listen to other moms when they are giving you advice. While they are not your child’s mother, there is a good chance that they have been there, done that, and will save you a lot of time, money, and hassle.
- Don’t be afraid to try new products. It’s just hair; it will be okay. Some of the stuff we’ve used the longest was the stuff I picked up on a whim. Currently, my daughter is using this shampoo and leave in conditioner.
- Buy the good comb and brush. Trust me. Buying a cheap comb that will only break while you’re doing hair is not worth it.
- Set up a routine early. Yes, I know it’s a pain. I spent hours parting, braiding, and combing hair before there were tablets and iPads. The VCR was my friend.
- Set up a station that has everything you might need. For younger children, that’s rubber bands, barrettes, balls, beads, etc, in addition to your comb, hair cream, sleep caps, and brush.