I wrote an article about "How To Pain Free Hairstyling With African American Girls", but know that there are little boys that have hair issues also.
- Large Flat Vent Brush
- Ponytail Holders
- Blow dryer with comb attachment (buy a spare)
- Moisturizing Hair Product (Organic Root olive oil moisturizing cream is excellent)
- Satin Scarf/Cap
When detangling this hair use a moisturizing shampoo and cream rinse/conditioner to cause hair to be soft. Put hair in sections with clamps and brush with wide tooth wig brush from the bottom up...gently. When having the proper techniques to blow drying, it can be as easy as 1,2,3!
- Holding hair straight and combing with your fingers add in a dime to nickle size of cream leave in conditioner to protect hair from blow dryer heat.
- Brush and hold hair straight with one hand while blowing extra water out with the other.
- Now use comb attachment on a "Gold n Hot " blow dryer to finish this section. When just about dry add "Hot Six Oil or Olive Oil Moisturizing Lotion " for smoother blow dry effect.
However hair will be alright for a few weeks if moisturizing spray and seabreeze antiseptic is applied every 3 days. This hair takes a long time to make natural oils on scalp. That is why it is not shampooed everyday.
Relaxed hair is when you and your child can no longer deal with the kinky hair texture and want to go smooth. Tell you child there hair is beautiful but you just haven't learned how to maintain it with ease. You don't want you child to learn to dislike their hair because of maintenance issue.
A hair relaxer should alway be applied by a professional that understands what to look for while straightening hair out. You will have to commit to touch ups that can be costly every 6-8 weeks along with biweekly conditioner to prevent breakage. Hair should never be scratched or shampooed before application.
If relaxing after braids. Oil scalp for two days straight up until relaxer day to protect the scalp. Braids should not be pulled and removed gently.
- Moisturizing Shampoo
- Doo Rag/Wave Cap
Braids (see above)