Black Hair Care Protective Styling for Kids

So I’ve been asked this question a few times. How do you do Madison’s hair? What do you use to keep her hair moisturized and what about protective styling? What exactly is it? I’m going to say that I’m not an expert when it comes to hair, not even “black” hair which I’ve had all my life. I actually decided to go natural a few months ago and did the “big chop”. The big chop is where you cut all your relaxed hair off. In my case, I shaved my head bald and decided to grow it back naturally. It’s a process but I’ve learned to love the hair that I was born with and natural is truly the way to go for me. I’ve been wearing a lot of protective styling myself, from wigs to weaves to braids and I love it! But today I want to focus on Black Hair Care Protective Styling for Kids.

Luckily for Madison, her hair has always been natural but she has a mixture of textures. Living in New York City, I’ve never had a problem keeping my hair moisturized. Unfortunately for us here in Colorado, the altitude with lack of humidity keeps our hair really, really dry so I’ve been having to use products that highlight moisture as one of the key factors and also do styles that keep the moisture in.

Now one way that I’ve been helping to keep the moisture in after a wash is by doing Bantu Knots. These are really easy to do and you can find numerous YouTube tutorials that teach you how to do them. Right now I have been using the Just For Me Hair Milk Collection which I’ve found has been working really well for her. After you do a wash, you dry and add moisturizer to the hair and especially to the scalp. You detangle and part in as many, shape or size you want and twist and seal with a rubber band. Super easy and if you take the knots out you can leave it out for a day or two in a super all-natural curly style.

Now, this is by far one of the easiest. I was taught how to cornrow by a cousin of mine and practiced on my dolls until I got it right. There are so many styles you can do and while I’m not a professional, I tend to do a lot more up-do’s because they are super easy to do. You can also do them as small or big as you want. Cornrows can last for quite some time. I usually tend to keep them in for at least two weeks and they are perfect for vacationing. No need to worry about getting your hair done on a daily basis.

Now the newest thing to hit the scene is crochet braids. I’ve been experimenting with Madison’s hair with these. The hair is braided with cornrows beneath the crochet braids and while it’s almost like a weave, it is not sewed or glued so it’s a little bit easier on your natural hair. Also a lot more natural and perfect for kids.

Now there are tons of YouTube channels on how to take care of black hair. Lots of all-natural products that are suggested but to be honest, it’s what works for your hair. What works for me might not work for you and vice versa. We’ve tried lots of products and some work and some don’t. Since Madison’s hair is a lot different than mine I use a different product than she does in my hair. My hair tends to be drier than hers is so I really need the moisture. Here’s something else that works, a spray bottle with water and leave-in conditioner that you can spray as often as you want. Not only does it feel good on a hot day but your hair would love it too!

Let’s discuss: How do you protectively style your hair? 

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