Tell us a little about yourself & your daughter:
My name is Brandy, I am the Mother to one Bubbly Bumble~Bee. My Daughter's name is Rylin and we lovingly call her "Moody" or "Bitty", she is 1 year old (14 months to be exact) and I'm not exactly sure of her hair type because the web gives vague descriptions. I plan on taking her to a friend of mine that works at a salon to get it 'typed'.
What is your daughter's hair care routine?
Rylin's hair care routine is pretty simple: We wash every Monday, and co-wash on Wednesdays. She gets her hair styled everyday because I like the idea of her getting used to the process even if it's just brushing and adding a Bow Clippie. Her hair is still not even all the way around because at 6 months the back and sides fell out. So the top is much longer than the back and sides so styles like ponies don't last longer than a day. For bed, Rylin sleeps in a pink satin bonnet and has a satin pillowcase because she is a wild sleeper and the bonnet tends to slip off sometimes.
What kind of products do you use on her hair?
Her hair loves Mixed Chicks, Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner, Organix Coconut Milk Serum, all of Curly Q's Organic Kid's line, and California Baby. For an all-day hold we use Mixed Chicks and Coconut Milk Serum, and for bed we use the Shea Butter and Coconut Milk Serum because it leaves her hair feeling softer.
Have you ever used chemicals on her hair?
No, I have never used chemicals and never plan to because I believe it is harmful to the hair and skin.
Can we see a few of your favorite styles?
Sure...for now I do natural styles where the back is left in loose curls and I will brush a swooped bang in the front that will hold slick and smoothe all day and add a headband (or pretty is what we call them). At home, I will make two pigtails in the front and now that her hair has grown in the back I will add two in the back.
How did you learn to do all of this?
I am fully self taught, have been doing hair since I was very young. Once her hair gets more length I will venture off into more elaborate styles. But for now, while she is young and her hair is still growing, I like to stay simple, practical, and comfortable for her.
How does your daughter feel about her hair? Can we see her favorite style?
She is still too young to express what she thinks of her hair, but I have taught her to go check herself out in the mirror or to go "Show Daddy your prettiness" and she will do just that with a huge smile across her face. My favorite style is her natural curls in the back and a swooped bang in the front with a headband. Friends and Family have dubbed it the "Rylin Swoop".
If you had to share one hair care tip, what would it be?
My one tip would be to NEVER over wash the hair. It strips it of its natural oils. Once a week is preferred as per haircare professionals.