Baby Kurls: Elijah’s Closet

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My mother always said that my hair was so thick and hard to comb when I was younger, which lead her to relaxing my hair between the ages of 12-15.

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Pictured here with my brother. Look at that hair!

Times have changed and the hair business has evolved. We no longer have to result to a relaxer in order to soften our strands.

There are products available to help manage not only our natural hair but that of our babies.

My little munchkin, Elijah, was born with a head FULL of hair.

I remember my OBGYN saying as I was pushing: “Oh my, he has a lot of hair, about an inch long”.

What I wish I could say to her at the time was:

“WOMAN! Can you focus on my baby PLEASE!”.

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His hair was super soft as a newborn but the more it grew, the more difficult it became to manage. I always had to wet it before combing it.

One evening, Terence (my husband) came home with Shea Moisture’s Coconut and Hibiscus Kids Extra Moisturizing Detangler (purchased at CVS, if I remember correctly).

I started using it and loved how it helped with softening Elijah’s hair and eliminating the struggle of getting the comb through his strands.

A few months later, I bought Shea Moisture’s Carrot and Mango Extra Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner (purchased at CVS).

Wonders!

Elijah’s Regimen:

During bath time, I apply the shampoo to his strands, massage with the palm of my fingers. I add the conditioner and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Then, I rinse.

I dry his hair off and apply a few spritz of the detangler with a quarter-size amount of the curling butter creme. Then, I detangle his strands with a wide tooth comb.

Look at how fresh his fro looked!

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Unfortunately for me, Elijah HATES when you touch or attempt to comb his strands.

I literally have to chase him around to apply the curling butter cream and detangle his strands LOL!

The cries and battle against me touching his head resulted in our decision to cut his beautiful fro into a mohawk.

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This style has definitely helped with the combing process as there is less hair.

I still use the same regimen.

I can’t wait for the day that he’ll come to me, on his own, to comb his hair.

I decided to share these products as some of you have reached out to me, requesting product suggestions for your daughters’ hair.

As you can see, you can also use the same regimen for your boys as well.

I’d love to hear how these products have worked out for you.

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