The main reason for the insane amount of grown women with hair that has been lyed, dyed and laid to the side is the patterns that were created when they were children. We want our EGL mothers to take a look at these hair care Do’s and Don’ts for your daughters and prepare them for a life long journey of healthy beautiful hair!
DON’T Do Extremely Small Braids
Even though the styles may be cute and your daughter may love it, extremely small braids have a tendency to break your daughter’s hair the same way it would break your hair.
Intricate styling and excessive accessories (extensions, beads, barrettes, etc.) have the capability to damage your daughter’s hair in way that may be irreparable.
DO Embrace Your Daughter’s Natural hair
Regardless of your daughter’s texture, length or hair type, embrace your daughter’s natural hair and all of the attention it may require.
DON’T Utilize styles that will damage their natural hair
If you want to use rubber bands to style your daughter’s hair, look for rubber brands that will not cut into their hair after a couple weeks of wear. Look for “Plastibands” that are better for their hair and won’t damage their beautiful locks!
Tension alopecia is real! Tight pony tails and braids will leave your babies with thin weak edges which may lead to a life long struggle of trying to grow their hair out. Little girls should definitely wear styles that reflect their age, but be mindful of the tension and stress on their hair!
DO CREATE a hair care regimen for your little girls
Just like mommy, your daughters also need a hair care regimen that will ensure their hair is healthy and strong. Dedicate a day to shampoo, deep condition and style in a way that protects the hair. Consider styles that are low maintenance and require very little manipulation.
DON’T Put Your Insecurities About Your Natural Hair on Your Babies
As a stylist I’ve encountered too many mother’s that have made their daughters feel insecure about their natural hair. Avoid stereotypical phrases like “nappy” and “good hair” when describing your hair or their hair!
DO take care of #dembabies hair mommies! Teaching our daughters to take care of their natural hair now, will definitely be invaluable in the future!
By: Tiffany N.