1.) Your name and little one's name/nickname?
My name is Sunshyne and my daughter is Ayanna.
2.) What's your child's haircare routine?
I use a method I call K.I.S.S. for her hair (Keep It Super Simple). I wash her hair weekly (styled or not) and alternate deep conditioning and hot oil treatments every other week. I keep her hair in protective styles during the week. She won't keep a bonnet or scarf on so she sleeps on a satin pillow case. I do apply a little oil to her ends prior to bed each night and moisturize daily. We clip ends about every 3 to 4 months. That's basically it for her routine.
3.) What products are you currently using?
After experimenting with so many different products, I created my own line. EPIC beYOUty. I use Sweet Body Icing moisturizer, Moisture Blend Oils, Arys Natural Gel, and Coco Moisture conditioner. Outside of my own line I use Herbal Essence Hello Hydration and Suave Naturals shampoo and conditioner from time to time.
4.) Do you use heat/chemicals on the child's hair?
No! No chemicals, no heat.
5.) How does your child feel about their hair?
She loves her hair! It's amazing to watch her play in her hair or in her baby dolls hair and how she references curls and afros. When I was little I had a negative image of "unruly" hair, everything was about trying to get your hair straighter. I make sure to pay attention to her pretty hair and so many people have gone natural that it's normal for her and she's excited by it. It's great!
6.) What was the worst hair tip you have received?
The worst hair tip I ever received was not to clip her ends. When she was first born I was just transitioning to natural and it took me a while to get used to having natural hair. As her hair grew I had to figure it all out and one of the tips I got was not to clip her ends, just continue to moisturize them. ^_^ (blank stare) Once damaged those ends don't repair themselves and they just continue to split. Bad tip.
7.) Do you cut/trim the hair? if so how often?
Yes. I clip her ends just a little every 3 or 4 months for about a year now. Sometimes she hasn't needed it so I haven't cut it, but when I notice those little splits then sure, I'll clip them off. The goal is to keep her hair healthy.
8.) What is some hair advice you would like to share?
Moisturize, protect and K.I.S.S. Those are my basic rules. Moisturize and protect for obvious reasons, but K.I.S.S. covers everything. I don't like to mix a lot of products, especially if they're chemically based, and I don't manipulate her hair constantly. That's really it.
Sunshyne you are doing a great job on Ayanna's hair! She is such a cutie, and I love your method of Keeping It Super Simple! Thanks for participating!
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