Hair Care and Routine at 15 months

27 March 2012

The twins hair is growing longer, the bald patch at the back is closing up nicely and a new hair routine has evolved. This is what our routine looks like

Pre-poo: Pre-poo means to prepare the hair for shampooing. I do this by massaging in some olive oil (yes the one in the kitchen). This happens Friday evening after taking out the previous braids

Shampoo or co-wash: We do this every other week. Any more than that in the winter will make their hair break from being too dry. I use Herbal Essence Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner for that. (Co-wash means to wash the hair with conditioner instead of shampoo. It's to stop the stripping of oils from already dry hair). This happens usually on Saturday mornings

Condition: Immediately after shampooing, I apply leave in conditioner. The objective is to add some slippage for detangling. Right now I'm using Shea Moisture LeaveIn but I am not impressed.

Detangle: I still use the Denman detangling brush for this

Style: This involves putting little braids on the girls hair. I do this once the hair is dry and up to 24 hours after shampooing. That's because the scalp can be quite sensitive after shampooing which makes braiding painful. Depending on our itinerary, I can style on Saturday or Sunday evening

Moisturize: At least every other day using the Jane Carter Nourish and Shine blended with aloe vera.

So far so good; with each styling session, the girls protest less and I learn more about what to do and what not to do.

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