Yesterday, was wash day for little miss sunshine! Our Dry Twist Out Regimen has become our TOP post, so I hope this post is helpful. Thinking back to my trial and error days with SJ, I would search for hours, looking for toddler hair regimens. Always came up SHORT. Lots of YT videos, but my patience is thin. Which lead to me washing his hair so much I damaged it, ended up cutting it off and starting all over. Just a MESS. If you follow me on my personal instagram, you will see he now has a full head of healthy strands. I basically did a big chop on him and grew it back out.
Will not chat too much because I really want this post to be straight to the point. So here we go: I prep her hair by doing two strand twist. Although some of the twist unravel while washing her hair, this helps me ALOT. In our previous post, I mentioned Sparkle, dislikes wash day. She’s cool until it’s time to detangle. Oh Glory! She goes BONKERS. So taking the extra time to twist her hair before hand saves her tears and saves my ears. lol
Once a month, I use shampoo to wash her hair because of the build up.But other times,we co wash. Today, I had to wash because her hair needed the cleanse.
Next I deep condition with this because her hair is super thick and often tends to get a little dry and hard. So this helps to keep it soft and moist. Swear by this!
Leave in conditioner is a must and after I apply it, always seal with an oil, coconut oil or vitamin E oil.
Next, separate the back and front and began to twist. I choose the back first, because it’s her problem area ( aka she cries the MOST ) when I do the back. Take a nice size amount of hair, small dab of the almond jai butter and twist my life away, until we are all done. Focusing on her ends, is key because if the ends are dry when the curls will turn our half popping. No one likes half popping curls!! No-one. Get those ends nice and saturated with water and seal with with an oil. Most people forget to do this and wonder how and why the twist did not come out right when they unravel it.
I always try to twist the front of her hair, to the front so when I unravel them, it falls that way. Depending on how many days, I leave the twist in, I will moisturize her hair with the hair softer mixed with little vitamin e oil. Oh let me add that, I clip her ends every time I twist her hair. Healthy hair vs long hair is our thing. Just because its long doesn’t mean that it is healthy.
This normally takes me about an hour, depending on how she acts. Bit of a process but its completely necessary in order to take care of her hair. Again, I really pray that this post is helpful. I understand how overwhelming it cane be to take care of your mini(s) hair, and its a different texture from you or you are new to take caring of hair in it’s natural state. I get it. Trust me.