Black Children’s Hairstyles – Maintaining Their Hair
Afro American children usually have excellent hair. They have the option of choosing from a variety of hairstyles that will make them look hip. They can choose from an assortment of braids, curls, weaves and twists hairstyles to look stylish and trendy. However, all black hairstyles require a lot of maintenance and adults will find these tips helpful in maintaining their kid’s afro hairdo.
Steps to maintaining Afro hairstyles –
The most important aspect when maintaining any hairstyle is to wash the hair thoroughly. Use a good shampoo and conditioner to make the hair look healthier, it is recommended that you use a low PH level shampoo. Avoid using a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner as these aren’t best suited for dry hair. Buy a separate shampoo and conditioner for your hair type.
A good practice is to not shampoo the hair more than once a week. Over shampooing it will make the hair look very dry.
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After the hair is washed, try and braid or plait the hair before it dries. You can first section the hair and then braid or plait it. Once the hair dries apply some oil, this gives shine to the hair and avoids the dry look. There are many products in the market for moisturizing Afro hairstyles. Get one that works as a leave in conditioner or a hair spray that adds shine to the hair and helps retain water. Another more natural way of adding shine to the hair is to make your kid drink lots of water; this will nourish their hair in a more natural way.
Brushing the hair is also very important. Don’t use a regular comb, but get a brush with blunted cogs. These brushes avoid the hair from breaking while you brush the hair. Try and brush the hair regularly and the best time to do it is after you shampoo and condition the kid’s hair and when it’s still wet.
After brushing the hair, run your fingers through your kid’s hair, this loosens the crinkles or curls. Giving your kid a little scalp massage at this stage is not a bad idea at all; this stimulates oil production in the kid’s hair and decreases dryness.
Once you’ve washed, shampooed, conditioned, oiled and massaged the hair you can then go ahead and style it accordingly. When styling the hair make sure you don’t pull the hair very hard, this may break the hair. Make sure you braid or plait the hair before your kid goes to bed.
Helpful Advice –
Use accessories like curlers, head bands, barrettes, etc. during the day. Take them off before going to sleep as they can stress and damage the hair.
Eat a healthy diet. Try and include a lot of fruits and vegetables in your kid’s diet, these food products help in stimulating the circulation in the scalp and keeps the hair healthy.
Before you sleep wrap your hair in a silk scarf or use a satin pillow, this decreases friction and doesn’t allow your hair to get fuzzy.