Ok…may take me a bit to put our birthday fun into a slideshow for your viewing pleasure—if you want a sneak peak though…go look at my previous post to see our family birthday party. SO SWEET! Of course the Dentons and Aunt Nisia’s crew are always here—they ARE family to us! Aunt Nisia has not only been here for me from my first first day as a mommy–but she has been a constant saving grace in our lives and a constant Godsend. It doesn’t matter what you need or what she is doing–she is the kind of friend who drops everything and is always here for you. EVEN…when it comes to haircare;)
Now…I won’t share Aunt Nisia with you;)…BUT I will share what I learn from her! I know many of my blog readers are in the midst of or have adopted from Africa or here in the states. And for many of us, African hair can be quite a learning curve. BUT don’t let it be–because it can also be really fun:-). Now, Aunt Nisia says this…
1. All hair is different AND most people have more than one hair texture.
2. If you want it to grow–you need to keep it moisturized. To keep most African hair from drying out–a weekly wash will do, and immediately moisturize it after washing. Add daily moisturizer as needed.
You’ll want to steer clear of some of the high end moisturizers that just add build up to the hair. Also steer clear of relaxers and other products that have chemicals in them. (Aunt Nisia has given me strict order to put NONE of that in “her baby’s” hair;).
Wanna know Aunt Nisia’s favorite product and suggestion for children’s hair? Taliah Waajid products. These are natural hair care products–AND you can purchase these VERY REASONABLE priced products online OR you can find locations that sell them locally (many CVS, Targets and WholeFoods carry them!). Aunt Nisia says all you need is this: The Bodifier Baby Bundle. (Can you believe you can get all 3 for just $16!)
Use the Protective Mist Bodifier to loosen tangles, soften curl pattern and to keep the hair from breaking. The strengthener will keep scalp and hair from getting too dry (use at hairline to keep hair from breaking). Finally, Lock It Up will help define the curl pattern. [Aunt Nisia says our current regime is fine–but I think I’m sold on her recommendations and we’ll try Taliah Waajid natural products now!)
Thank you Aunt Nisia for helping me with hair:). I love my baby boy’s curls…and I want to care for them well and enjoy them before he is too big to tell me he wants a buzz cut. Hope you all have a great Sunday. Stay tuned for a really sweet slideshow of pictures from our baby boy’s FIRST BIRTHDAY!