I think we’ve gotten into a groove with our Toddler Hair Care Regimen. My cornrowing skills are improving and while I’m still a beginner I definitely see some progress. Plus, we’ve found some great products that work really well for O’s hair. Here are our Toddler Hair Care Staples!
First up, the shampoo. This is were I’m not all that picky, I use what’s around and what I think her hair needs. If it’s covered with food (leave it to a Toddler right?) I’ll use a shampoo, if it’s not ‘dirty’ I’ll use a cleansing cream or cleansing oil. The current rotation includes, Ouidad Curl Recovery Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Oil, Cantu Care For Kids Nourishing Shampoo, and Bee Mine Moisturizing Shampoo.
Next is a conditioner. I’ve been using Burt’s Bees Shea and Grapefruit Deep Conditioner because it’s a deep conditioner works in just 2 minutes. The 2 minute part is the crucial part because it doesn’t require heat or a ton of time to work.
Now on to the leave-ins. ORS Shealicious Moisture Mist Leave-in Conditioning Spray, is up first and I love this to re-moisturize her hair that’s already dried some on me. Then, I apply some of the Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Cream moisturizer and seal it with Alikay Naturals – Shea Yogurt Hair Moisturizer which I love! After using these products together her curls pop and her hair feels very moist, even the hair in the back which is the driest area.
For the hair tools, we keep it pretty simple. Color rubber bands that I cut out when we are finished to avoid breaking the hair when trying to get them out. A rat tail comb, I’ve found that the metal kind works best for us but please note it is kinda sharp so use caution. Also, I use a Denman brush with every other row of teeth removed (see how to remove the teeth here) and that works amazing for detangling her curls.
Moms, what are you loving for your toddler’s hair?