Yolanda Renee and her daughters, Taylor and Sylar - @etcblogmag
TEACHING MY DAUGHTERS HOW TO CARE FOR THEIR NATURAL HAIR
My top advice for Mamas who are struggling with wash days + styling is,
When you do not have strict time constraints you have more patience. PATIENCE is extremely important to make your child comfortable, less fussy, and willing to participate. And of course you have to make this learning process FUN!
Fun for Skylar is having the honor of spritzing her own strands with the water. Not only is she having fun with water but she also knows the importance of adding the purest form of moisture to her hair before layering on products.
Here are a few more ways you can include your little ones in the styling process:
ALLOW HER TO TWIST HER HAIR.
Taylor is really good at twists. I normally let her do a few to help Mommy out. She knows how to layer the products too. We used EDEN BodyWorks’ Hibiscus Honey collection for their twist out. The HAIR TONIC (LIQUID VITAMIN) and HYDRATION CUSTARD are a match made in natural hair heaven.
GIVE HER FREEDOM TO PICK OUT THE STYLE AND/OR ACCESSORIES.
...we added flat twists in the back! We styled her hair using both the hair tonic and hydration custard by EDEN BodyWorks (Hibiscus Honey).
ASSIST WITH TAKEDOWN.
As a Mother, it’s our duty to prepare our children to be amazing adults; and self-care is very important. It’s often overlooked because it seems so simple and we assume they will learn with time. Which is partially true; but in our ‘new naturalista world’ it’s not always so simple. As Mothers we are still learning the basics. So let’s give our daughters a head start and school them early! Remember...set time aside, have patience, get your daughter/son involved. And SLAY the styling process like you’re filming the next viral natural hair tutorial.