UPDATE..Toddlers and Natural Hair Growth (Length Check: Part B)

A couple of months ago, I shared with you guys the dilemma I was having with my daughter’s hair not growing from 2008-2010. After trying a bunch of products I finally found some products that gave her EXTRA moisture and length. Well since 5 months has passed let me SHOW you where my daughter’s hair is now!

Caution: Here comes a lot of pictures…

BEFORE: (2009)

2010- 2011 (May)


 For a complete recap of products I used to get her hair to this point click right here.

2011 (October)

Do you notice the length?  the moisture?
Look at the nape of her neck..at least 3-4 inches longer..
Her back is completely grown back and is thick all over.

So the question that I always get on Facebook, Twitter and on here is what did I do to make her hair grow? IN addition to using all the products I listed here , I have found some MORE products and techniques  that work for her. Here goes:

1. I try to style her hair in styles that I do not have to do on a daily basis. For example, for months I would allow her to wear afro puffs..EVERYDAY. And everyday I had to “do” her hair. I decided to try twisting her hair into small plaits so that I only had to redo them 1-2 times a week.

2. I apply all products to her hair while it is SOAKING wet. So after I co wash her hair, I lightly towel blot with a cotton shirt and then I apply the product. It allows the moisture to be sealed in.

3. I rarely wash her hair. That’s right I only wash her hair once a month any other time I co wash it. One of my favorites lately has been Doris Haircare’s Conditioner and Ouidad’s Curl Quencher conditioner.

4. I have found that pure Shea butter is wonderful for keeping her hair moisturized on a daily basis. I got sent some of Bobeam’s Shea Moisturizer is PERFECT. Once I apply it, her hair is so well oiled that I don’t need to apply any more product for a couple of days.

5. I still lightly oil her hair. Since it is getting colder, I notice she will scratch her scalp more. If I do this once a week she does not scratch at all.

6. I still use a small (and BIG) tooth comb. One for detangling (BIG) and one for combing out the twists. Try Ouidad’s Double Detangler…WONDERFUL PRODUCT!!

7. I make the husband stay FAR AWAY from doing her hair… SMH


8. When her hair refused to grow in the back and would bunch up, I always made sure to pull it out (with a hair tie). I didn’t do it tight but enough to train the hair to straighten out. 

Okay that was a quick recap… Any questions?

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10 Responses to UPDATE..Toddlers and Natural Hair Growth (Length Check: Part B)

  1. Tee Nesbitt says:

    Wait, Red has been doing hair? Wtw? Um. No ma'am lol

  2. LOL..Girl he is BANNED from touching my Baby Girl's hair..LOL

  3. krissy says:

    Good job mom! That's impressive. What a lot of people fail to realize is that hair need moisture like we need water. They also don't realize that washing too much strips the hair. I wash my daughters hair once every 3 weeks or so. It seems to grow much better that way.

  4. Charm says:

    Oh my gosh. I'm so glad I found this post. My daughters hair is line your daughters hair in the beginning and i have been using Shea moisture products because I use it on my hair. I have been natural for 6 months now. But her hair is still dry so i will definitely try these products. Thank you so much. She is two and i have been trying to find someone to help me. Thank you!!.

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  6. Monique says:

    I'm taking notes & heade to the store this weekend to try some of the products you've referenced in your blog! Thank you! I do have a few questions ;)
    1. Co wash?? What is that?? Is that different than the apple cider rinse? When you you do the apple cider rinse vs shampooing her hair?? Shampoo monthly & co wash when? & apple cider rinse when?
    2. Do you use the aloe Vera mix daily in her hair???
    3. Have you given any products up ?
    4. Do you have any suggestions on caring for your toddlers hair after swimming in the pool on a weekly basis??
    Again, I'm elated that I found your blog & I look forward to reading more!!!

  7. Mikki says:

    What kind of pony tail holders did you use?

  8. alease says:

    I have a question. Do you have any suggestions for hairstyle if the hair is like your daughters was in the beginning and you mom can NOT cornrow????

  9. Layla says:

    hi there! Good job u’ve done with your girls hair! I wonder have you shaved her hair before you begin to use all this products? My daughter is 3 and her hair so thin.though mine and husbands hair is ok. I sometimes regret that didn’t shave her hair when she was little:(

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