Growing up I didn’t do much to my hair. I couldn’t keep it in braids longer than 2 hours. It was long thick and straight. My kid’s hair is what is known as mixed hair. They have very different textured hair that requires special products. The whole process is new to me. I knew I eventually I’d have to conquer their mixed hair.
My son had long gorgeous curls and no hair cut until he 18 months. We only decided to cut his hair because he didn’t do well with us brushing it. He would cry and it would really be a big event. I didn’t know what to use in his hair and most of the products recommended were to thick for his hair or didn’t work at all. The solution was to cut it all off. He hasn’t had his hair past 2 inches long since.
When my daughter was born she had the most straight silky dark hair ever. I didn’t think it would turn as curly as my son’s. I thought small waves for sure but curls no. She now has a full head of curls down to her back. She’s never gotten a haircut or trim. I have had to learn to manage her hair because there is no way we are cutting it all off.
It’s become a whole lot easier as my daughter gets older. We have a routine and we know what products, brushes, and hair ties are best for her hair.
Here are a few of the products we just can’t live without.
What are some of your must have hair products?
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