Following up from my “Cutest Wash Day” video, I wanted to do another great video regarding my baby girl’s natural hair and how I take care of it.

This one answers the big question of how to moisturize your child’s hair while it’s in braids or twists.

 

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7 thoughts on “How to Moisturize Your Child’s Natural Hair When It’s In Braids or Twists: Q&A [Video]

    • Kesha of We Got Kidz says:

      Hi Devona,
      Water, water, water.
      Water is going to be your best moisturizer. Moisture is what you need for her hair to grow. Spritz her hair with water regularly and then seal with a hair butter or an oil like coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil.
      Spritz and seal is my best advice to you.

  1. CeCe says:

    I’ve noticed my daughter’s edges have started to thin. I think this is most likely due to the all-to-easy Mickey Mouse puffs I send her to daycare with. I’m trying to do better, I promise. Today I even managed to get in there, detangle, trim and cornrow/braid it up for the week! I make sure not to pull her hair tight– whether in puffs or protective style. But do you have any suggestions on what I can do about her edges? I own black castor oil, but since she’s only 20 months, I’m hesitant to use it on her just yet. Thanks in advance!!!

    • Kesha of We Got Kidz says:

      Hi CeCe,

      Yes, it sounds like you’ve identified the cause of her edge breakage, and it seems like you’re on the right track to correcting it. The black castor oil is fine, but I would mix it with extra virgin olive oil first. Apply that after you’ve spritzed her hair with water to seal in the moisture. Aloe vera juice is also great for hair growth. You can purchase it at your local farmer’s market or Whole Foods. Mix it in a spray bottle half water/half aloe vera juice and spritz her hair with that then seal with an oil.

      Hope that helps! 🙂

  2. Shaunte says:

    Hey, my 3 year old wears her hair in individual plaits…all her own hair. I was told to moisturize her hair but how should I do it. I normally let her keep the style in for a month, breaking the rubber bands weekly to put some pink oil moisturizer on her hair but should I be using something else, doing it more often, etc? Thanks in advance!

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