Tons of people ask me how I deal with Annie’s curly hair. When Maddie, and then Annie, grew curls, I had no idea what to do. I have straight hair, and while it can turn into a rat’s nest when I’m sick or need a trim, it’s nothing compared to the dread locks Annabel used to wake up with.

When I wash Annie’s hair, I use an extra-conditioning shampoo (Johnson & Johnson). I lather up her hair first, and then leave it in while I bathe her and while she plays. I rinse it all out at the end of her bath.

Next, I brush her hair out. This is sometimes the only time I brush her hair between washings, so I make sure I get out every last knot. The brushing is made tons easier thanks to leaving her conditioning shampoo on her head for the length of the bath.

washed and brushed - and LONG

After her hair is brushed, I put Organix Moroccan Argan Oil in her hair (I use this on my own hair, too!). I squirt a dime-sized amount of the oil into my hand, rub my palms together, and then smooth it all over her hair. When I’m done, her hair looks like this:

after moroccan oil application

Then, I let her hair air dry. I usually wash her hair in the mornings, because it takes her hair FOREVER to dry. But when it finally does, it is perfection:


I hope it keeps its curl as she gets older!

I’m still new to tending to the curly-haired, so if anyone has more tips and tricks to share, please leave them in the comments!