Toddler’s Hair–Part IV (Summer Protective Styling Edition)

Summers in Atlanta are brutal-especially on your hair and skin. With summer in full effect I have been trying to do my daughter’s hair as least as possible. I needed a style that was 1.)easy 2.) presentable 3.) cost effective. You see one of the “dirty, little secrets about having a daughter is that it takes a lot to do their hair. Not only is it time consuming but it can break the bank. Every place I called to get my daughter’s hair twisted or braided was asking $40 up! Keep in mind she’s pretty active so her styles only last for a week–max. So I did like any other “good mother” and started to explore my options.

I was tired of putting her hair in plaits because they pull too much on her sides. I was tired of afro puffs because her ends are exposed and well… I want her hair to grow. Everytime I did a wash and go, I had to do it in the shower and if you know anything about a 4 year old girl..l they HATE to have water in their eyes from the shower.

So a couple of weeks ago I visited my sister in Memphis and at my request ( I am the OLDEST) she did my daughters in some flat twists to the scalp and I loved it! So the past three weeks I’ve been trying to attempt this style and as of May 30, 2012 I have it MASTERED! This right here is going to be in summer style for the following reasons :

1. It’s easy and quick! I had her hair twisted up in under 30 minutes.

2. I don’t have to redo her hair every morning. Some mornings I would have to add 30 minutes to my “get ready” time JUST to do her hair.¬†Hallelujah!

3. She looks presentable without breaking the bank. I used some twist gel, Design Essentials foaming lotion and oil to twist it up. I also used some bobby pins to make the twists into an updo!

 

I am going to try and learn to do some flat braids (with beads) on her hair and I may even give her some microbraids before the summer is out! What protective styling do you use for your child? Stay tuned for Part IV of this series when you see me “clip her ends”!

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Here I am 32 and accidentally a mother of three, naturalista, wife, business woman, budding socialite and self proclaimed "runnergirl". Follow me on my journey of living the fab life while trying to maintain my sanity. In 2010 I lost over 30 pounds by embracing exercise and running as a pastime. This is your place for everything it takes to be a BossyGirl .
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11 Responses to Toddler’s Hair–Part IV (Summer Protective Styling Edition)

  1. Stesha says:

    Her hair is gorgeous!

    I have three daughters so I can relate to expensive salon costs. I’m not the greatest when it comes to twisting but I manage. I wash every week and do twists all over their heads. I spritz with olive oil and water every morning. Sometimes it lasts up to two weeks!

    Hugs and Mocha,
    Stesha

  2. glossedmimi says:

    Olive oil and water…I am going to have to try that.

    I need to start twisting baby girls hair but she gives me such a hard time, even when she is asleep. I have been doing the ponytails and puffs but I am thinking I need to do something else as it is finally starting to grow.

    I hate hair. I just need to find something that works for her hair.
    My recent post Summertime Natural Hair Struggle

  3. _K_Rock_ says:

    I have given up. I am taking the plunge this month and getting my girls started with locks. I KNOW I can keep those up.

  4. Erika says:

    It was so cute too! That's awesome!

  5. Krissy says:

    cornrows it is for my girl. Her hair is so soft and curly not matter what I do it gets frizzy but at least in the cornrows I don't mind the frizz too much. I let her wear a braided style about a week and a half before I can't take the frizz and do something different. I use a lot of hair milk in her hair and that seems to help a lot. I feel your pain with the time it takes in the mornings. I've taken to doing her hair at night and hoping her scarf stays on in her sleep lol

    • Girl I love cornrows but her hair pulls too much on the sides! I hate the frizziness also! I need to get some of that hair milk. I use a silk pillowcase because my daughter pulls off her hair scarf!

  6. Keondra says:

    So what would be your recommended hair regimen now? Such as conditioner, hair grease, ect. And how often.

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