|Lil Sis as a toddler (Picture by DiscoveringNatural)|
When my youngest daughter was a toddler, I was just newly getting into the natural hair world. Here is a short glimpse into what I did to maintain her hair.
On wash day, if hair is very dirty, I can use a sulfate free shampoo to cleanse her hair. I made sure that the shampoo had great slip. What is slip? This means how slippery hair is when product is applied. If her hair is not super dirty, I cowash it (washing only with conditioner). If shampooing, I always follow up with a rinse out conditioner.
Once done with the wash process, I apply oil to the scalp such as olive oil, or olive oil mixed with castor oil for growth, and then massage scalp. Next, I apply oil to the hair, and then apply a leave in conditioner. To seal in the moisture, I apply a little bit of shea butter to the hair paying close attention to the ends of the hair.
Once a month, I use a deep conditioner on her hair.
During the Week Care
I do the LOC method by spritzing her hair with water, apply oil, and then the leave in conditioner.
At night, I access her hair, if it needs to be moisturized, I do so. If not, I just put a bonnet on her hair. Sometimes, she might not want a bonnet, so I make sure to have her pillow covered with a satin pillowcase.
Here is her current Wash day routine: