After a long hectic day of multitasking, you must be thinking, ‘is this necessary?’ All the way YESSS! A good bedtime routine enhances your lil one’s curls, saves time in the morning and teaches your baby girl to care more for her curls. Luckily, we made this very easy for you – the only bedtime routine your kids will ever need!
1. Free From Hair Ties
Don’t let the weight of barrettes and hair ties weigh your child’s hair down! Let your child’s hair breathe for the next 8 – 10 hours with a break from all the pulling and tugging. Remember, your kid’s hair is not the same as yours. It’s very delicate and more prone to breakage, hence gently removing all those hairpins is a must. We bet she will sleep better without them pressing up against her head.
2. Moisturise Before Bedtime
Yes, we have all heard this one before, but why you ask? Moisturizing your child’s hair in the night leaves it moisturized for the next day thus making it easy to manipulate their hair into whatever style we’d like the next day. We swear by African Pride Olive Miracle Hair Moisturizer Lotion followed by spritzing on some water of course. How do you keep a track of this? Simply make it a routine with your kid’s storybook time.
3. Royalty Always Chooses Satin
Your baby girl is more precious than any princess so don’t be afraid to treat her like one. Forgo the convenience of using cotton and embrace satin pillowcases. Cotton slurps away the moisture, leaving you with more tangles and messes with the curl definition. A satin pillowcase on the contrary or a satin bonnet (if easier to get hold of) ensures that the hair retains moisture and also keeps the hairstyle fresher the next day.
4. Protect, Protect, Protect
Protective hairstyles are the best lessons in hair for your child that also sets them on their way to becoming naturalistas. It’s more about making them embrace their unique heritage and making them love their curls. Keeping them proud of their roots. A protective style also ensures that there are no tangles or knots throughout the night. Tie their hair in a pineapple bun, braids or twist-outs and follow it up with a satin bonnet to ensure the hairstyle is fresher in the morning
5. Plan Ahead Of Time
A little extra planning never hurt anyone! If you follow the bedtime ritual religiously your kid’s hair will be well moisturized and good to go in the morning. Opting for a pineapple bun is great if you are planning on a ponytail and twist-outs are a great option when you want to show off their curls next morning.
Now that your kid’s bedtime routine is set, are you wondering what hairstyles to make on their curls? Check out How To Style Kinky Curls.