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WASH DAY FOR THE LITTLE ONES

By Dominique Harris
on August 20, 2014
With 1 comments

If you've got little ones, you may understand the 'sighs' of wash day...But..It truly doesn't have to be a dreaded task of war between parent and child. Here's a regimen that I use to keep my little one's hair healthy, manageable and stress free. 
NAOMI'S REGIMEN

STEP 1: PRE POO (optional step)

Depending on how dry her hair is,To soften her hair, help to retain more moisture and lessen the harshness of the cleansing routine, I will apply our Natty Moist leave in to her hair for 20 minutes. Whenever I do any type of cleansing, I ALWAYS place the hair in sections. This helps to minimize the hair tangling and helps the process flow much much smoother. The prepooing is done outside of the wash area, while she is watching a show or doodling on the ipad. To do this, I simply work one section at a time by apply an ample amount (amounts will vary based on thickness and length) to each section. I also take this time to finger detangling which is why I love to use our Natty Moist, it's extremely important to have a product with great slip.

   

 

STEP 2: CLEANSING

After 20 minutes of allowing her finger detangled hair to soften via the pre poo, it's time to complete the entire hair routine. For us, the sink is always easier to use than the tub, she sits much higher which makes it an easier task for me. I rinse the conditioner from the pre poo out of her hair working one section at a time. After the conditioner has been rinsed, again working one section at a time, I apply our Dudu Osum Shampoo and thoroughly work in. Once I have applied to one section, I repeat on the other sections until I have applied the shampoo to her entire head.

 

 

STEP 3:FOCUS ON SCALP

I make sure to thoroughly work the cleanser in, focusing most on her scalp..this is where the most buildup of dirt, debris and oils are, and in order to maintain healthy hair, it's optimum to keep the scalp clean. (tip) While working the cleanser in, I hold one section of the hair with one hand while massaging the cleanser into the scalp with the tips (not nails) of my fingers. This prevents the hair from re-tangling while cleansing. 

 

 

 

STEP 4: RINSING AND DEEP CONDITIONING

I make sure to thoroughly rinse the cleanser from her hair, again, working one section at a time. 

Just as it's important for us, as adults, to deep condition the hair, it's also important for our little ones to deep condition. Deep Conditioning helps to restore the moisture back into the hair that is removed during the cleansing process. I apply our Natty Cupuacu & Rhassoul Deep Conditioner to her hair for 5-10 minutes while allowing her to enjoy bath time. Working one section at a time, I finger the deep conditioner in to ensure that each strand is coated. Certain Deep Conditioners are pH balanced to help to close the hair's cuticle that is otherwise lifted during the cleansing routine. 

 

STEP 5: RINSING, DRYING, PROTECTING

Once the deep conditioner has conditioned the hair (5-10 minutes for her), I thoroughly rinse. Once I have thoroughly rinsed her hair, I then use an old T-Shirt to dry her hair. Towels can be drying and harsh to the hair aiding in dryness, frizz and split ends.  I then apply our Natty ACV Hair & Scalp Mist to help further balance the hair's pH, as well as protect the hair from mineral buildup, dirt and debris found in tap water. Helping to close the hair's cuticle also helps to minimize frizz and impart shine to the hair. 

 

 

STEP 6: MOISTURIZING, SEALING, STYLING

Once all of the cleansing, deep conditioning and protecting has been done, I apply our Natty Moist leave in conditioner to make sure her hair stays moisturized, then apply our Natty Butter to lock/seal in the moisture preventing the moisture from escaping. I then style as usual. Either buns or twists or braids. It's a very very rare occasion that I let her tresses flow freely, so I mostly keep it protected. I repeat this regimen about once per week and her hair has truly thrived. Whenever her hair needs remoisturizing throughout the week, I will apply our Natty ACV Mist to moisturize, then apply our Natty Butter to lock in the moisture..or I will apply our Natty Creme and style as usual. The important factors are: Ingredients, Clean Scalp, Moisture and Stress Free Styling. Here's a couple of ways I keep her hair. And as always, I hope this helps. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AN O'NATURAL UPDO

By Dominique Harris
on July 24, 2014
With 0 comments

Ahh, the beauty of updo's! This updo is perfect for work and play and with very few products, it's simple to do and works o'mazingly on an old twist out or braid out.
Check out the details below.

STEP 1:

CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE MOISTURIZER/SEALER OR STYLER.

It's always best to make sure to moisturize your hair before styling. This helps prevent dryness and breakage. For this style, I used our Natty Moist to moisturize, then sealed in the moisture using our Natty Butter. You can also use your Natty Creme as a perfect marriage of both.

STEP 2: 

SECTION OFF HAIR

Once your hair is nice and moisturized, place hair into 3 sections: Top, Middle, Back Two strand twist the top portion (see step 3 below) and back section. 

STEP 3 

FRONT BANG TWIST

2-strand twist front and back section in medium to chunky sized twists, leaving middle section loose. In the front, using bobby pins, randomly pin the section to create a nice textured front layered bang.

STEP 4-5

 DETANGLE AND FLAT TWIST

Middle Section..Working one side at a time, detangle and section hair into 3 thin section and flat twist upward towards top center of your head. Leave the lower half of the flat twist loose. Once you have 3 flat twists, repeat on opposite side.

 

 

 

STEP 6

GATHER FLAT TWISTS

Working one side at a time, gather your 3 flat twists and combine into one large two strand twist. Repeat on the opposite side.

 

STEP 7

PIN IT UP

 Working one side at a time, pull the large flat twist to the opposite side and pin using a bobby pin. Repeat on the opposite side.

 

STEP 8: 

RELEASE THE BACK AND FLUFF

To minimize frizz and add shine, apply a natural oil or butter to your hands to remove back twists. I used my Natty Butter to remove my twists and gently separated each twist to achieve the fullness that I liked.

 

STEP 9:

FLUFF, FLUFF, FLUFF

perfect to your liking, add some fly earrings and ROCK IT OUT!!

Earrings by Yumnah Najah

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