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.
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:
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!