Welcome to Curlz Q&A!
If you’re new to caring for your child’s natural hair, the information online can be overwhelming. Below you’ll find a few articles that can help you get started in learning and understanding how your child’s kinky tresses actually work.
Since I receive so many amazing questions from parents I had to find a way to streamline the answering process. Feel free to submit all questions to my Q&A forum. Each Friday I’ll be online addressing your natural hair questions and concerns. Browse previously asked questions and you may find your answer!
If you’ve browsed the below articles and still haven’t found the answers you need, please create a new question thread by clicking that pink “ask a question” button over to your left. You can even poll your fellow parents to see what their regimens are like!
This is meant to encourage community so if you feel that you can add to the conversation and help your fellow parent gain some incite, go for it! I hop online each Friday to answer questions that have been posted throughout the week.
Helpful articles to get you started:
What is my child’s hair type?
What type of tools do I need?
What are the best products to use?
My child’s hair is damaged. What can I do?
I’m new to this. What are the basics to natural hair care?
My child’s hair is always dry. How do I keep it moisturized?
Before submitting your question, try asking yourself the following questions first:
- If your child is a year or older are you deep conditioning his or her hair weekly or at least biweekly and processing with heat?
- Does your little one sleep with a satin bonnet or on a satin pillowcase or blanket EVERY night?
- When you detangle your little one’s hair, are you only doing it when the hair is damp and slick with conditioner?
- When you detangle are you doing it in sections and only using your fingers and a wide-tooth comb?
- Is your child getting in the recommended amount of water for his or her age group each day?
- If your child’s hair is long enough, do you keep it in a protective style (braids, twists, cornrows) at least 70% of the time?
If you answered “no” to any of the above questions, those are great places to start in finding out why your child’s hair may not be progressing the way you would like. 🙂
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