BABY'S NATURAL HAIR - Caring for your baby's natural hair 0 - 1 yeas old

BABY'S NATURAL HAIR - Caring for your baby's natural hair 0 - 1 yeas old

What to expect

The first year of a baby’s life is an exciting time, and their hair will go through lots of changes.

This period provides a great opportunity to start a strong foundation with a healthy hair care routine.

My ethos is: It’s never too early to start taking care of your daughter’s hair. In fact, I started a healthy hair care routine with my daughter from day one!!!

 

During the first year of life as she develops, her hair is also developing. It will grow longer, get fuller in density and change in texture as time passes and she matures.

 

None of this needs to be daunting; we just need to understand what to do at each stage.

 

At birth

In the womb, your daughter develops her hair follicles, and by the time she is born, they will already be in place.

By approximately week 22, a foetus will have around five million hair follicles on its body, with a set amount on its head as determined by race.

Studies have found that afro-textured hair has the lowest density, with approximately 190 hairs per square centimetre, compared to Caucasian hair, which has approximately 227 hairs in the same space.

Only the follicles are in place, not necessarily the hair strands. Genetics and health determine when the hair strands begin to grow from the follicles. 

WE DESIGNED SOME COOL 'NATURALISTA' T-SHIRTS JUST FOR YOU!

WE DESIGNED SOME COOL 'NATURALISTA' T-SHIRTS JUST FOR YOU!

So Bae and I have been busy…

But Bae has been the busier of the two of us!

This week she had a modeling shoot with ORS for their hair care line (pictures and vids coming soon!) AND we are releasing a t-shirt range for all your natural hair mums and daughters.

We are so excited to share this with you.

You see Bae and I are proud to be naturals, we love it so much we want everyone to know that we are proud naturalistas.

So that’s exactly what our t-shirts say. Naturalista.

We are keeping it simple!

The t-shirts come in kids and adults sizes so they can be worn by mums and daughters.

WHY HAIR GREASE IS A NO NO!

WHY HAIR GREASE IS A NO NO!

I don’t know about you, but growing up for me seemed to be all about hair grease.

 

Grease was pretty much the only product that was applied to my hair apart from shampoo.

 

My mum would use it all over my hair in order to ‘moisturize’ it, and it appeared to do the trick. Once applied, my hair didn’t look dry and even had lots of shine.

 

But was it really moisturized? Let’s look to some facts.

 

Grease can’t penetrate into the hair shaft

 

For hair to be moisturized, it needs to receive hydration inside the hair shaft.

 

Grease can’t do this.

 

Firstly, grease can’t offer hair hydration; only water can do this. And secondly its molecules are often too big to penetrate inside the hair shaft.

 

What ends up occurring is that grease gives the appearance of moisturized hair without the hair actually receiving any moisture.

 

How to eliminate kids dry hair quickly and easily with these 10 tips

How to eliminate kids dry hair quickly and easily with these 10 tips

When talking with mums, the most common complaint that I hear them make in regards to their daughter’s hair is one of dry hair.

 

No matter what they do, they just can’t seem to get their daughter’s hair moisturized, soft or manageable.

 

Maybe you’re here because you or your daughter has dry hair and you want to know what can be done about it. Maybe you yourself have dry hair, well if that’s the case you can use the advice in this article too!

 

Let me tell you, you have come to the right place!

 

You see dry hair is bad news for a few reasons...

 

Firstly dry hair is dehydrated hair, weak hair that can be prone to breakage and hair that is breaking, won’t grow long.

 

Secondly dry hair is very often dull hair that lacks luster, sheen and is difficult to manage.

 

And finally excessively dry hair is simply unhealthy hair, hair that is dry is more likely to be brittle, break constantly and remain short.

How to grow kids natural hair for beginners - Part 5 Hair Care Techniques

How to grow kids natural hair for beginners - Part 5 Hair Care Techniques

This is the 5th a finally instalment in our blog series on growing natural hair for beginners, and although directed at children the information in this series is for mums and daughters alike!

 If you haven’t read the previous 4 posts in this series then I recommend that you do that now!

 

Part 1 – WHAT MAKES BLACK HAIR UNIQUE

Part 2 – THE SCIENCE OF BLACK HAIR

Part 3 – HAIR TYPES AND HOW TO IDENTIFY YOURS IN 2 EASY STEPS

PART 4 – HAIR PROUCT SELECTION

 

In this blog we will look at the techniques that we use when caring for our own or our child’s natural hair.

Hair care techniques are essentially the cornerstone in any healthy hair care regime, they dictate HOW you do what you do.

It’s really important to get these techniques right because if for example when you are detangling the hair you are causing breakage….then you are causing breakage and nothing will change that until YOU change your technique. Got it!

Yea so it’s important!

How to grow kids natural hair for beginners. PART 4 – All about Hair Products

How to grow kids natural hair for beginners. PART 4 – All about Hair Products

This blog is number 4 in a series on HOW TO GROW NATURAL HAIR FOR BEGINNERS, its aimed at mums growing kids hair, but, the advice in it is for everyone!!!

If you haven’t then we recommend that you go back and read the previous 3 parts!

 

Part 1 – WHAT MAKES BLACK HAIR UNIQUE

 

Part 2 – THE SCIENCE OF BLACK HAIR

 

 

Part 3 – HAIR TYPES AND HOW TO IDENTIFY YOURS IN 2 EASY STEPS

Now we have covered the basics of Black hair science we are able to delve deeper into the often confusing and sometimes misleading world of hair products...


HAIR CARE PRODUCT SELECTION


The truth is, correct product selection is a foundational element to any healthy hair care regime...

How to grow kid's natural hair for beginners PART 3 Hair Types and how to identify YOUR hair type in 2 easy steps!

How to grow kid's natural hair for beginners PART 3 Hair Types and how to identify YOUR hair type in 2 easy steps!

Hello and welcome back lovely people to our third installment on the series on growing your kid’s natural hair for beginners.

If you haven’t already I would recommend you to go back and read part one and two in this series!

PART 1 – What makes Black hair Unique

PART 2 – The Science of Black Hair

In this installment we are going to look in detail at hair types.

But first, for those of you who don’t know, I’m Lulu the bestselling author of ‘A Parent’s Guide to Natural Hair Care for Girls’ mother of Bae and I’m pretty much obsessed with her natural hair.

My ONLY aim is to share my knowledge with you, so you can grow your own OR your daughter’s natural hair longer than it’s ever been before.

I know from experience that many mums do struggle with exactly this.

Many mums want to grow their daughter’s natural hair but struggle with dry, brittle or breaking hair that doesn’t seem to grow and that is where I hope to help...

How to grow kid's natural hair for beginners - PART 2 The Science of Black Hair

How to grow kid's natural hair for beginners - PART 2 The Science of Black Hair

Hello and welcome to part two on our series on how to grow kids natural hair for beginners.

In part 1 we learnt about what it is that makes black hair unique. I would advise you to go back and read that if you haven’t already!

In this post we are going to learn more about the science of hair itself.

My aim with this series is to both EMPOWER and EDUCATE you to get the most out of your kid’s natural hair.

I’m a FIRM believer that knowledge is power and I want you to have a solid understanding of the science of Black hair first, because then you can build from there with the confidence that you KNOW and UNDERSTAND Black hair.

I want you to have the confidence that you KNOW how to care for your kid’s natural hair in a way that will result in it being long healthy and beautiful.

But it all starts with knowledge.

I just don’t see the point in telling you what to do without you understanding why you are doing it…

How to grow kid’s natural hair for beginners PART 1 – what makes Black hair unique?

How to grow kid’s natural hair for beginners PART 1 – what makes Black hair unique?

Welcome to our 5 part blog series on growing kids natural hair!

 

This isn’t your average blog post on the topic, oh no, in this series we are going to dive DEEP So you can gain a COMPLETE understanding of your kids natural hair and how to grow it to it’s full potential.

 

By the end of this series YOU will be empowered and have the knowledge required to get the best out of your child’s hair, no matter its present condition, its type or texture.

So let’s go…

Firstly yes, it’s true. I am a little bit obsessed with children’s natural hair.

Ok, more than a little bit, lets say totally completely obsessed with it!

It all started 3 years ago when I had my daughter Bae (and yes that is her real name! It means inspiration in Korean and it was waaaaaaay before the whole ‘bae’ thing anyway!) Read below if you don’t believe me!