On wash day, you can give her a small section of her hair (in the front so that she can see in the mirror) to help wash and detangle. This is a great way to teach her the basics of how to do it. As she grows older, you can add more hair for her to do. Eventually, she'll be able to do her whole head!
Shaunic Jay writes on one of the most important aspects of having the next generation of black women love their own hair, that's teaching young girls to care for their natural hair. Note, I didn't say cover up their natural hair or chemically change their hair, but CARE for it. It's critically important that these little girls understand that their hair is a gift from God and that they can keep it beautiful, healthy and growing with some tender, loving care. Here are some article highlights:
- Start early teaching her what to do at bath and bed time.
- As early as 5 or 6, you can start teaching her to moisturize her hair depending on the thickness and/length of her hair.
- Let her help wash and detangle her hair on wash day.
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