Hair strategy for girls

Hair strategies are not only for women, they are for girls as well. If you teach them about the importance of hair care early, they will understand the principles as they transition into teens and into womanhood. If your daughter hair could talk, it probably would sound like this:

imageShampoo me on a regular basis; I want a clean scalp that promotes healthy hair. Shampooing me, cleanses the dirt, debris, and product build up. At least twice a month,  I need deep conditioning. The conditioner will soften, detangle, and moisturize me. It will protect me from dryness, breakage, and shedding. Leave this treatment on me about 25 to 30 minutes with a plastic cap. Then, rinse with cool water to seal the moisture into me.  I may be course or unmanageable, but without proper hair care and products, relaxers can damage me. Instead, keep me natural and press me out. I would love to be shampooed, conditioned, and oiled regularly. Relaxers might damage me in the future. Make it easy for me! There is a way to make me easy to comb. The right products and combing techniques will help me. A wide tooth comb, paddle brush, and detangling spray will remove my tangles. Part me in small sections and comb from the beginning of the ends to the scalp.Use accessories that are gentle on me. The metal clips, barrettes, and rubber snag and pull on me. Sometime, I am pulled back too tight or too often. Try braiding or twisting me up for a couple of weeks, it will help with breakage. At night I like, silk or satin scarves. Cotton headscarves and pillowcases only dry me out and break me. Please take care of me, I want to live a long healthy journey.


Natural and relaxed is a state of mind


The greatest joy is knowing that the condition of your hair does not determine your worth.  The hair war between “relaxed” women verses “Naturalistas” is bigger than the condition of hair. It’s about lack of knowledge of terminology. Being natural or relaxed define the state of an individual.  Hair is either chemically-treated or chemical-free.  Once we learn to use proper terms, we will get better understanding of each other choices and respect them.