Good hair practice ~ for parents and children.
Meet Ebony Venus,
Ebony is the mother of two daughters with textured hair. A recent discussion revealed some useful tips about children and hair care.
Q: Hey Venus, I hear you had a big hair weekend – or was it just a day. One might think having two daughter with textured hair might warrant a full hair weekend? How do you keep up with the hair do’s?
A: My secrets!!! Well, my main ingredient in “hair weekend” is little to no tears aka BAWLIN'(!) balanced against getting it done as quickly as possible. The end goal is a hair style that lasts for 6 to 8 weeks- completion time-1hr minimum, 3hrs MAXIMUM…. Is relatively easy to take down(1/2 hour 40 min’s max )…. Hair weekend is usually broken up into cycles…. Step1> wash/condition and into protective style. A week later, step 2> 6-8’er so braid. Step 3> take down 6-8week old style, rock the braid out a few days, then tie it back -good time for kids to experiment with their own abilities, may be as simple as fro puffs of their own making….. Week later, back to step 1…… Anytime I’ve tried to do too much at once we all loose, breaking it up keeps everybody chill.
In summary low maintenance, protective styles are great for managing the hair, tangles and TIME. Low maintenance styling should last the duration of 2-7 days. Regular maintenance with protective styling will save tears and teach your little ones how to manage their own hair and time. Thanks for breaking it down for us Ebony.