Teach your daughter the basics of moisturizing and sealing
At around 4 or 5, your little one really has her hands busy in everything. So why not get her busy in her own hair? Talk to her about how moisturizing the hair is important.
Try to make it fun for your daughter to understand. “You don’t want your hair to be thirsty…don’t you want water when you are thirsty?” Get a water bottle for her that she will be able to use for herself and show her how you hydrate your hair.
Have fun spraying her hair too! Talk to her about how sealing her hair is also important. “Water can’t live on its own…it needs a superhero to protect it. Use Super Oil!” Give her a light oil to use for her hair (coconut or jojoba). Help her learn how to effectively seal her hair and watch out for the extra globs of coconut oil she may put on her hair during practice.
Let her help with detangling her own hair
Let your daughter help with taking out her braids or twists. Give her a small portion to help with the detangle process, and arm her with coconut oil and/or a moisturizer to work with.
Give her more portions as she gets older and enough to handle the responsibility. Let her know that her ends are the most delicate and need the most love.
Teach her about being gentle and how being patient is so important when caring for her hair so that she develops these principles early.
Teach her the importance of covering her hair at night
Start her off with a simple bonnet to use for sleeping. “A princess always wants to protect her crown when she sleeps, so it’s always shiny in the morning.” Let her have a special place to keep her bonnet so she always knows where it is.
Give her simple styles to practice
Once she turns 8 or 9, she will be able to fully understand her hair and may want to learn more on how to care for her hair.
Teach her how to do two strand twists, buns, and how to use accessories for her hair. These styles are the easiest to do however continue to do the more intricate styles, but do them in front of a mirror so she can see how the style is being done.
As you teach your daughter how to care for her own hair, she will be more confident when it comes to her hair as she gets older.
She will learn your methods and develop her own regimen for her own hair. Your daughter caring for her hair will make you a proud momma and you can safely say that you have passed something valuable to your daughter in the process.