Saturday, 19 September 2015

What To Do To Make Hairstyle Last

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By DiscoveringNatural

Making a style last on a kid's hair for a long time can be a challenge at time. A way that some people fix this issue is by adding extensions/attachment to the hair. However for those of us, like myself, who is not too fond of adding hair to a young child's hair, we have to come up with some unconventional ways.

What do I do?
Let's look at the scenario of this hairstyle that my younger daughter (Lil Sis) has been wearing for 2 weeks now, today is wash day. Her hair gets very frizzy easily and she encounters a lot of fly away. She is extremely tender headed, so doing styles like cornrows, flat twists and other styles that have a potential of lasting longer is out of the question. Here is the style I did for her.

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Day 1 of this style
I mentioned on my instagram page, DiscoveringNatural, that I will be redoing this style after one week, which is usually the longevity of her hairstyles. One of my followers, asked if I could get in to last longer, I paraphrase here. I was glad to take on the challenge.

Here are some things I ensured was done:
  • Keep hair moisturized as needed
  • After moisturizing, use tie down a scarf to lay down the hair. Watch how it is done
  • At night ensure that hair is covered with a bonnet or scarf
At the end of the first week, here is what her hair looked like:
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In the picture above, the top section shows hair before re-styling. Re-styling did not  involved redoing the hair. Another tip is to restyle hair without doing any actual manipulation of the hair strands. Styles such as twists are great for regrouping into a variety of other hairstyles.

The latter style lasted till middle of the 2nd week, when I then undid some of the twists that were too frizzy to wear out. I did not run a comb on through the hair, but used my fingers instead. I only use a comb once a month, but use my fingers as a comb at any other time.

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This was able to last till the end of the week.

To see how I get her sister's hair to last 3 weeks, click here.
How do you get your children's hairstyles to last for a long time.

15 comments :

  1. My hair gets frizzy too, so I'll try these tips when my hair is out.

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  2. Discovery Natural I hail your commitment to the yours kids hair.
    I will def try the tips.

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  3. hmmmmm i think my head doesn't like my scarf cos it always slips off

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  4. I usually make tiny weaves and moisturize hair to last. Like today she made weaves that will last 2-3 weeks. Daily spray is a must

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  5. I envy the girl's hair... so much hair!!!
    Well done..

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  6. Hmm, though I have no daughter yet, I need this cos my hair gets rough easily.

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  7. My hair gets rough easily too. I'll try this tips.

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  8. really lovely tips. I manage to keep my hair for 2 weeks, scarfs do the trick for me.

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  9. Lovely tips. Wish I could try these out as I have the kind of hair that gets rough easily but my hand-in-hair syndrome is something else. I just do mini twists as that can last up to a week and some days.

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  10. Im a frizz queen also,currently have my hair in mini-twists,plan to keep them in for 3 weeks,so ill definitely be putting this to work.

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  11. You've done a wonderful job keeping the frizzies at bay, especially knowing how kids play around a loy. Thanks.

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  12. I can imagine how long her hair will be wen shes 10

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