This week AfroLatina Natural continues with Mami Hair Chronicles featuring Daiana sharing about her family’s weekly hair regime.
“Being raised by a Dominican beautician has taught me a lot about hair, especially how to care for it and take pride in it. Needless to say, hair care is a big deal at my house! My children and I have different hair textures and everyone requires different hair products! It’s amazing how you can have 2 children from the same Mom and Dad and come out with completely different hair textures!
For my daughter we do a weekly wash but before the wash I do a coconut oil treatment. I apply it from root to tip and leave it on with a shower cap for at least 15mins. Then I wash with Redken Extreme shampoo then apply their deep conditioner which is also left on with a shower cap for another 15mins. Rinse and then to the hard work… blow drying! I apply a leave in conditioner and get to work and often times I flat iron after that. The whole process takes about 2 hours from beginning to end.
With my 2 yr old son, it’s a much shorter process. I able to do it in one hour. I wash with Johnson & Johnson thick and curly hair shampoo, then I use one of my deep conditioners and let it sit in for about 15mins while I scrub him down and let him play a bit. Immediately after getting out the tub, still wrapped up in his towel, I tame his curls! I use Kinky Curly custard. I divide his hair into 4 parts, and apply it as if it were a hair color so that I can evenly distribute it throughout out his hair
Grooming my children’s hair is definitely time consuming. It also costs me a pretty penny but it’s worth it. Good healthy hair requires good hair products, time and dedication!”
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