If you're a mama to a curly haired kiddo, you understand that time is precious. Apart from being a mama, many of you are working full time and then still have to find to take care of their little one's curly hair. If you're looking for ways to make wash day easier and less dramatic for you both, check out these great tips.
Pick the right products:
Pick a couple of products that can have a multiple uses to cut down on time and energy spent on your little one's curls. For example, use a leave in conditioner to detangle curls before washing, then apply after washing to help maintain moisture. Experiment with different products to figure out what works best and then cut out whatever you no longer need.
Develop a quick regime:
Time is of the essence when it comes to managing your little one's curls. Your regime for wash day should include detangling, shampooing, conditioning, moisturizing and styling curls. While you shouldn't skip any of these steps, you can adapt your regime to best suit you and your child's needs. Depending on your child's activity level, you could consider cutting your wash days back to once every two weeks instead of weekly.
Keep it simple:
Pick a few simple hairstyles that work best on your little's curls and master them! Buns, chunky ponytails and braids work well for time-pressed moms. Pick styles that are easy for you to achieve, will look great for several days and also cuts down on the amount of manipulation you're putting curls through.
Before you start wash day, gather all the products and tools you need. You might even consider getting a special bucket or caddy just for these products, so you always know where everything is and it's ready to go. Minimize other distractions so you can keep on your schedule and get things done as quickly as possible. Make sure that you're maintaining a consistent schedule for wash days, so you and your child both develop a routine and know exactly what to expect each time. This will keep things moving smoothly and quickly, which will cut down on frustration.
Do you have any tips you'd like to share with other mamas of curly haired littles? Let us know in the comments below and check out more great suggestions for keeping wash day frustration free here.