Styling and caring for my oldest’s hair.
This might be the first time I featured Chloe on the blog after her initial introduction at birth? If not you all don’t see much of her on my site, but she does get featured quite a bit on Instagram.
One of the most popular questions I get in regards to Chloe is what products I use in her hair. I’ll be honest- I started using “adult” products in Chloe’s hair once she turned a year old. But prior to that, I did use some kid hair products.
It’s important to note that Chloe is not a fan of anyone touching her hair. Wash days are very difficult. And styling mornings take lots of singing and manipulation. I’ve come to understand that Chloe tolerates my hands doing her hair if we’re facing a mirror and she is able to see what is happening. Furthermore, if I can distract Chloe with teeth brushing or hand washing, then I can buy some time to get her hair done. If you have a daughter who is tender headed and does not tolerate you troubling her hair, try your best to make that time fun for your daughter! Sing songs or teach her something new in the mirror!
In the early months of her life, I only used the Honest calming lavender conditioner. This product smell divinely good and did such a great job detangling and moisturizing baby Chloe’s hair. As she got older, I started to incorporate coconut oil into her hair; followed by other baby hair products.
I use the Shea Moisture Shampoo once a week to properly clean Chloe’s hair. Afterwards I follow up with the Palmer’s Length Retention Deep Conditioner or Mane Choice conditioner. I then use the Palmer’s leave in conditioner, Camille Rose moisture milk, and Palmer’s scalp and hair oil in her hair before styling.
It’s our routine every morning to stand in front of the mirror, say our affirmations, brush our teeth and touch up Chloe’s hair.
Chloe’s affirmations are:
“Wow I am pretty”
“Wow I am beautiful”
“Wow my hair is perfect”
“Wow Jesus loves me”
“Wow I am smart”
And This is her toothbrush and toothpaste.
This is a beautiful post. Love the affirmations that you give her. I do find that it’s easier to do my youngest daughters hair in front of the mirror so she is distracted by her reflection. My oldest daughter watches her favorite shows or a movie when I do her hair. She’s 4 but she is also a little tender headed but I give her breaks in between so I’m not doing her hair straight through.