A reader asked what I use in my girls' hair.
Like many moms of African American kiddos, I've purchased (and rejected) many hair products. Part of my confusion came from the fact that it seemed every time I turned around someone was telling me THE product to buy. So I'd buy it. It wouldn't work.
It took me awhile to realize that not all black hair is the same and that trial and error is necessary, for a lifetime, as the child's hair changes and as new products come on the market.
For now, this is what we are using:
We use an organic, raw apple cider vinegar rinse on the girls' hair about once a week.
For Miss E, I use Kinky Curly products, specifically the gel (Curling Custard) and detangling gel (Knot Today). I have found that straight up olive oil works really well, but her hair smells like stir fry....
For Baby E, whose hair is silky, thin, and has soft curls, I sometimes use organic coconut oil with a bit of Carol's Daughter Hair Milk (for scent).
I am NOT an hair expert by any means. One of my goals for the summer is to do more research on black hair care and learn some new styles for my girls!